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Dead to Me (2019)

Comedy  
Rayting:   8.0/10 55537 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

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User Reviews

benji-UCLA 4 May 2019

So...loved the show. But I have seen reviews of people who dislike it because it's too much "like grace and frankie" and other reviews of people who LOVE it because it is "like grace and frankie "...all of these people are wrong and it makes me think they didn't watch the whole series. Do not go into this expecting grace and frankie for the gen x generation...this show is much darker,the sense of humour is much more dry, and the subject matter is way heavier....I love both shows...but other than the fact that they both involve 2 women who live together after circumstances brought them into each other's lives, they have nothing in common. Go into it knowing it isn't a GandF knock off, and you will enjoy it much more.



Edit: season 2 is even crazier and funnier! Some of the plot is a bit far fetched but it's easily overlooked and even accepted because The two leads are AMAZING. The chemistry they have together is a huge part of why this show seems to work so well no matter what is going on.

eelen-seth 3 May 2019

Dead To Me follows two women who tragically lose someone in their lives. This Netflix Original Series is very mysterious and the comedy is dark as the night. The first episode sets up the vibe for the rest of the show and it only pulls you in more and more, up to the point of no return.

The two leads - Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini - have wonderful chemistry. Their interactions and the moments of sorrow feel like as if they are best friends in real life and just connect in the most sincere and natural way. The acting is also just sublime and shows once again that these ladies don't get enough high profile acting jobs in Hollywood, which is a shame. The subject of the series is not an easy one to handle and to combine it with comedy is very risky, but it really works here.

The episodes are easily bingeable with a runtime around 30 minutes and every episode has several situations our characters get in, that'll keep you interested while you watch it all unfold. Every episode also ends on a cliffhanger that made my jaw drop, over and over again - which I'm a sucker for.

The show starts with Jen (Applegate) losing her husband in a hit-and-run accident. She's obviously having many problems and trying to deal with the fact she's a widow and single mother now, trying to raise her two teenage sons. She decides to join a meeting for those who lost loved ones and it's here we get to meet Judy (Cardellini). Both totally opposite personalities, but still connecting in a way they didn't think was possible. The pacing of every scene and episode is enjoyable and kept me engaged throughout. It's fun to see things progressing not knowing what will happen next.

The events slowly come together as a cohesive whole and we meet several key witnesses and side characters that help our leads develop into different personalities, without losing the characteristics we love them for. This build up could escalate in unseen proportions and who knows what might happen to the people closest to them.

The ending gets wrapped up really well and it does set up a potential follow up, but it could work as a standalone season. Dead To Me Season 1 is a tale of sorrow and mystery, the latter intriguing its interested audience the most. Don't think you've seen it all after the big twist gets revealed at the end of the first episode. More secrets arise, which cause lots of banter and drama. In my opinion the writers could've made it all even darker with the comedy-aspect and certain intense situations. Who knows what a second season might bring.. Although I think it would be a waste to see these characters disappear, since they are so much fun to spend time with on an evening after work, with a glass of wine in your hand. Cheers!

ssabah80 3 May 2019

This new show popped up on Netflix so we decided to watch an episode, 5 hours later the whole season came to an end. Really enjoyable dark comedy, drama, crime all wrapped up in to one. Great performances from both the ladies. If you are looking for the "who done it?" type of show you found it, however there is a slight twist. How does one reveal what they know. Enjoy it, looking forward to season 2.

slightlymad22 3 May 2019

The new show starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini just had its full first season drop on Netflix and both leads totally knock it out of the park.

It's premise (Two widows meet at a support group meeting, and become close friends) is not something that sounded interesting to me, but I love Christina Applegate, always have since I had a crush on her in Married With Children, and since then, I have always enjoyed her work in movies and TV. So I gave it a chance. Well, I binge watched the entire season in one go.

Linda Cardellini is an actress I only know from the Scooby Doo movies and other supporting roles in comedies (Daddy's Home) and the MCU, I didn't really have an opinion of her, I didn't like or dislike her, but she is amazing here

Darkly comic at times and heartbreaking at others, it is utterly compelling and each episode just makes you want to watch the next. I highly recommend it, one of the best TV shows I have seen in a long time.

Danckersen 4 May 2019

I was sucked in within ten minutes. Brilliant acting and plot twists. I am always a fan of Christina Applegate, but Linda Cardellini SHINES! THOUGHTFUL, KIND AND HONEST. Enjoy the binge! Thanks NETFLIX!

becky-rothwell 4 May 2019

Started with the Netflix teaser as I was aimlessly scrolling and 5 hours later I've watched every episode! And when I say 'watched' I honestly mean it. Not 'watched' whilst also playing games on my phone or 'watched' it in the background of doing other tasks. Watched! Eyes firmly fixed to the screen. It's a great balance of comedy and true tragedy. The acting is incredible, the main characters are fully formed and dynamic women that really show there is always a person behind the monster.

jezemabel 4 May 2019

It was already late when I started with the pilot. I needed to sleep as I had an early morning. I watched the whole thing.

Every episode was so enthralling. The writing, acting, and directing are just a treat! Such believable characters. Even though you think some of the situations they get themselves in seem a bit much, it's presented in such a way that you can understand what the characters are going through; what motivates them, and what they're feeling.

Maybe I relate to the portrayal of grief, and trying to keep it together. The acting was on point. I love layered characters. Nothing is black, and white.

Don't start watching this at 1am.

ljholder3 3 May 2019

This show is simply phenomenal! The acting is superb! You really feel the nerves of everything espacially Judy (Linda Cardellini)! The characters and plot keep you hooked and it's hard to stop binge watching! Christina Applegate's performance is astounding! But Linda!!! Hand her that Emmy now!! You empathize and fall in love with Judy! Such a well rounded character and pure. You want nothing but the best for her! I suggest you watch! IT'S AMAZING AND ONE OF NETFLIX'S BEST ORIGINAL SERIES!!

kateabr 4 May 2019

Usually if I see Christina Applegate I'm already on board (have a soft spot for her since the "Married With Children" times) but damn she nailed this character, she shines in this role brilliantly! She absolutely owns every scene, floored me in the extra emotional scenes, such an underrated actress! She's so strong as a lead that for me the only properly competative actor on her level seemed to be (to my surprise) James Marsden and Brandon Scott. Great pacing, great story, great directing and acting and overall really great show! Highly recommend!

nutmeg0913 4 May 2019

I know too much about grief and this story explains so many different stages of grief that are not talked about. The story has so many twist and turns and it's well worth the watch

Shivam47Surya 3 May 2019

I never thought that the pilot episode would make me laugh and kind of sad and encourage me to share grief... It's weird in a way, ridiculous but in the best way... Lovely performances, precise dark comedy, absolute fun ride.

uqob 4 May 2019

Probably one of the most solid dark comedies I've watched in ages. Both Applegate and Cardellini deliver a very believable and surreal "Odd Couple" relationship that simultaneously makes you feel the sorrow and joy of the tragedy that brings them together. Here's why I gave this ten. I started watching it, ended up watching it until 4AM. Finished it in the morning and, STARTED WATCHING IT AGAIN. It begs to be watched again because of how the story unfolds. Outstanding series and I hope that Netflix renews it.

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