Dead to Me

Nutshell: MUST WATCH, 30 minute episodes, Dark Comedy, good for everyone aka not just for the ladies

I am almost positive that loving Christina Applegate is something that all children of the 90’s were programmed for.  It goes hand in hand with our affection for boy bands and the secret Lisa Frank school supplies we have stashed in a box somewhere in our home.

Naturally while browsing Netflix, upon seeing a show starring the first Kelly we ever really cared about (sorry not sorry Kapowski and Taylor), I clicked on it immediately.  Before I knew it I was 4 episodes in and had to force myself to shut it off because it was 2 AM on a Friday and I haven’t been up that late since Carson Daly was on MTV.  Safe to say I finished this series before the weekend was over.

Dead to Me, is a dark comedy centered around Jen (Applegate) who just lost her husband suddenly in a hit and run, and ends up meeting Judy (Linda Cardellini of Freaks and Geeks fame) at a grief group.  The season unfolds around Jen trying to figure out who was behind her husband’s death, as her and Judy learn to deal with their own personal losses and new life.

This is an absolute must watch show.  It may just be my favorite show since I discovered The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  I realize these are strong words, and you think it may not live up to the hype but trust me friend, it does.  The show is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (the people responsible for Anchorman, The Other Guys, and more).

There are so many layers to this show.  The acting is incredible, and this is the perfect time to mention James Marsden (sigh) also has a starring role.  It’s dark but also hilarious, deep but also crude in moments.  The finale left me wanting more.  I am pacing waiting to hear when the next season is announced.

Trailer: Check it out HERE

Aired: May 3, 2019

Netflix

Starting: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden

Created By: Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls)

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