Rex Sorgatz replaced his blog with a newsletter of weekly recommendations, and his latest recommends the Netflix docu-series Diagnosis, of which I watched roughly half in a binge last week. It’s exactly what you’d expect it is from the synopsis, and from familiarity with the format, but still very watchable. #link
Just piping up to recommend Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix, if you haven’t seen it already.
Think a mildly gore-splattered Desperate Housewives with the sensibility of 30 Rock. If that floats your boat, give it a couple of episodes to get going and find its tone; by the third, you’ll know.
For me, it’s all in the combination of great writing — especially in the fleshed-out characters and relationships — and spot-on casting. You can’t go wrong with Drew Barrymore, though Timothy Olyphant is the real standout. Who knew he had such a gift for comedy?
Anyway, if Netflix keeps doing shows as entertaining as this, it’ll make the subscription worth keeping.