Before Santa Clarita Diet premiered in 2017, Netflix strived to keep the plot of the Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant TV show under wraps. But it was quickly revealed in Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 that Barrymore's character Sheila is turned into a zombie. Unlike most zombie-themed programming, Santa Clarita Diet is a quirky family comedy very much grounded in reality — with the added twist that the mom of the family needs to feast on human flesh. Season 1 left Sheila, Joel, and Abby in a pretty precarious position, so before you pick up with Season 2 when it premieres on March 23, recap Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 to remember how the Hammonds ended up where they did (it's quite a predicament that they're in).
Sheila and Joel Hammond started Season 1 as respectable, albeit a bit boring, realtors in the Los Angeles County city. But all within the first half-hour episode, Sheila becomes violently ill, throws up what appears to be an organ, and starts craving human flesh — sexually and as food. Sheila and Joel, with their teenage daughter Abby, consulted with their nerdy neighbor Eric and figured out that Sheila is now both dead and undead, aka a zombie. They never really discovered out how Sheila became infected in Season 1, but plenty of other shenanigans went down. So if you're not as focused as Sheila is in her zombie state, this recap will get you all set for Santa Clarita Diet Season 2.