Friday, August 9, 2019

Netflix Recommendation: Dead To Me





Hi guys! I've just finished watching Dead To Me on Netflix, and I was really impressed with it. This dark comedy really struck a chord with my warped sense of humour and I'd certainly recommend you give it a go if you have Netflix (is there anyone left who doesn't at this point?).


~~ NO SPOILERS~~

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
Genre: Dark Comedy
Seasons: 1 (10 episodes), renewed for a second season
Country: United States


This series is essentially about the friendship between two women. They meet at a therapy group and form a strong bond whilst grieving for their respective partners, who have recently passed away. Jen (Christina Applegate) is having a very tough time dealing with the death of her husband in a hit and run accident (as you would!), meanwhile Judy (Linda Cardellini) has a much more positive outlook following the death of her fiance.


Dead To Me follows their journey as they support each other and grow closer. However all is not as it seems, and we begin to learn Judy holds a pretty fucking big secret! There's a couple of great plot twists, and watching Jen discover the truth and uncover the mystery is half the fun of this engrossing series. The two female leads are magnificent in this, and carry the whole show with aplomb. The subject matter seems depressing, and although it is dark, the comedy provides relief, and again, the acting is superb. Christina Applegate is required to run the absolute gamut of emotions in this, and she is so watchable, excelling in dramatic, moving moments whilst still displaying the impeccable comic timing we know her for (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, TV's Married With Children) in other scenes.

I was a little bit 'WTF?' at the how the last episode ended, but honestly it just makes me excited to see where they will take this in Season Two. Go add this to your watch list now and thank me later!




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33 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Dave and I LOVED this show too! Quirky and dark, but a little fun too! Excited to see the next season!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Yes, perfect description! I'm excited for the next season as well xx

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  2. I have this on my watch list !I think I'd like ti from the previews I've seen, I just haven't had time to watch it! :)


    Hope that you have had a great weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. It's hard to find the time isn't it! Hope you had a lovely weekend too :)

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  3. I binged a few episodes of this on my flights over the last couple of weeks. I like the quirkiness of it.

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    1. Yes, it's such a great find! Need more shows like this :D

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  4. We loved this too - it was so cleverly done! I can't wait for season 2.

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  5. I haven't seen this one yet but will add it to my list now! Thanks Di :) #lifethisweek

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  6. thank youuuuu I needed something new to watch :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. I am so glad this was a hit for you. Netflix can be some tricky to find shows that are right.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is 33/51 Tea, Coffee or What? 19/8/19. Hope to see you linking up then too. Denyse.

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  8. I loved this. I loved the beginning but then it dipped a bit for me so I loved the way it ended!

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    1. Oh and on recs: definitely Derry Girls. I've also just rewatched Mindhunter in preparation for season two. Ozark is quirky like Dead to Me, if you haven't seen that.

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    2. The ending really shocked me! Thanks for the recs, I haven't seen any of those!

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  9. I've watched this and thoroughly enjoyed it! I was a bit floored by the plot twist! lol #TeamLovinLife

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  10. Me! I'm one of the strange few remaining ones who doesn't have Netflix!! Even if it was free I still wouldn't get it because I already waste enough time watching things when I could be more productive. Mind you, I've just spent a month house sitting at a place with Netflix so managed to get a Netflix binge in, on someone else's account. We watched and loved Body Guard, Line of Duty and Collateral (all British). haha - how to have Netflix when you don't have Netflix!!

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    1. Haha! Well watching someone else's Netflix would have the be the best way to do it I reckon! Thanks for reading Christine :)

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  11. I have not watched this, I rarely have time unfortunately to get lost in the deep dark hole of Netflix! But I do browse through it heaps and the hubby and I watch a lot of previews but can rarely decide what to actually watch. lol Great pic though, this looks really cool!

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    1. Haha I do that too where you just spend ages watching all the previews!

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  12. I've heard so much about Dead to Me lately! I was only trying to think of the name of it last night, then BINGO here you are with the answers . Thanks. Must get that started. L

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    1. So glad I could help! And hope you enjoy watching it as well :D

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  13. Thanks for the recommendation. I haven't binged watched anything for a while, I will look for this! #openslather

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  14. Netflix keeps recommending this show, but I wasn`t too sure about it. I`ll definitely give it a try, I love a good dark comedy.

    Carmen Chats

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  15. I'm not familiar with this show but it seems to be interesting :):**Regards

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