‘Dead To Me’ is a new Netflix show that has been making waves ever since it released on the popular streaming website. The show plays on the themes of death, grief, deceit, with a sprinkle of dark comedy.
The show stars Jen, who loses her husband Ted after he’s run over. The person who runs him over, drives off, which leaves Jen is a frenzy to find out who killed him.
The show’s second lead is Judy, who meets Jen at a grief counseling group. Judy and Jen hit it off immediately. Judy had lost her fiance recently.
The two women become close friends and help each other to get over their grief.
It appears as though Judy is the only person who’s able to understand Jen’s grief, which only makes their bond tighter. Judy gives Jen the strength to face her life without her husband and also face life as a single mother, she supports Jen and helps out in whatever way possible. Judy also helps Jen navigate her relationship with her two sons, whom she suddenly has to parent full time.
It may seem all rosy at the onset, however, we soon are thrown into Jen’s obsession with catching her husband’s killer, and we’re also exposed to Judy’s ‘dark’ side.
Jen soon becomes determined to find out who ran over her husband- she goes on a full witch hunt, but often finds herself wondering if she should just move one, or bring justice. We’re also introduced to her uncontrollable anger problems and outbursts.
Also, not all is perfect and jolly with Judy either. I can’t say what exactly triggers her without giving everything away, but she’s spun herself into a web of lies, however, she is good at heart and is always finding ways to get to the truth. The clash between Judy’s morals, Jen’s grief, and anger become the major tension in the program and are exactly what makes it all very entertaining.
‘Dead To Me’ is unique in that it shows grief in all its forms.
It shows the ugly, sobbing side of grief and it shows how people control their sadness for their loved ones. In the very first episode, Jen is shown as a very composed mother, however, we see her sobbing her way through the night and laying on her bed unable to sleep. It is a very real depiction of how a family, and especially a spouse, react to a death.
Another thing that sets the show apart is how the writers keep raising the stakes during the show and how they throwing their characters into situations that only seem to be getting tougher and tougher to get out of.
People all across the world are singing the show’s praises.
dead to me on netflix is absolutely wild
— evan michelle (@evanxmichelle) May 27, 2019
It stands apart from the rest of the recent Netflix shows.
I just finished season one of Dead to Me with Christina Applegate. A lot of Netflix shows are meh but this one is definitely worth watching.
— Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes) May 27, 2019
If for nothing else, just watch the show for how visually appealing it is.
If y’all need a new show to watch: “Dead To Me” is good! Netflix original. pic.twitter.com/sa9IC2HxeG
— LuvSkippedMe2x🍭 (@THEREALTURKBISH) May 27, 2019
Oh did I forget to mention? The ending might just leave you shocked.
— RAVEN B. (@RAVIEB) May 23, 2019
People cannot stop raving about the show.
Also, Dead To Me, on Netflix is a fucking triumph. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are infinitely watchable, the show balances darkness and humor on the edge of a razor, and I am dying to see what happens next. If you haven’t watched it yet, do it now
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) May 22, 2019
Matlab, there was no stopping the L O V E.
Just finished Dead to Me
1) I want to be Christina Applegate when I grow up
2) I want to own every outfit worn by Linda Cardellini
2) Both leads are queens, those PERFORMANCES
3) THAT ENDING
4)When is season 2?!
5) Did I mention I wanna be Christina Applegate?
— Emily Bate (@emilyebate) May 21, 2019
Jen’s character provides the show dark comedy- she says what’s on her mind, and she’s unapologetic about it.
— iamnico (@nykitoh) May 20, 2019
Like what’s not to love!
Another one from the Jen Harding Profanity Pocketbook. pic.twitter.com/nWY8ibKSnI
— Dead To Me (@deadtome) May 18, 2019
So, take some advice, and WATCH. THE. SHOW.
Christina Applegate saying “No” to everyone and everything in Dead to Me is inspirational pic.twitter.com/jAmAZvTvfT
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 17, 2019
You can watch the trailer for the show here:
Cover Photo Courtesy: Netflix and @evenxmichelle / Twitter