Dead To Me is another gem from streaming giants Netflix. Starring Christina Applegate as Jen and Linda Cardellini as Judy, the show is a total bingefest.
We meet Jen three months after the death of her husband, Ted. Ted was killed in a hit-and-run, and the perpetrator has not been found.
Struggling to come to terms with the loss, Jen is drowning in her everyday life. Her grief, anger, and sadness are all-consuming. So to try and get her life back on track she joins a bereavement support group.
Here she meets Judy, a more whimsical and positive character and the two become fast friends. So much so that Judy moves in with Jen and helps her track down the driver of the car that killed her husband.
And then, at the end of episode one, everything changes. The twist is a doozy and it soon becomes clear that both women are hiding some dark secrets. One of which is ‘Steve', played by James Marsden.
In fact, Dead To Me is full of plot twists and turns and each builds another layer on the story that is the death of Ted.
For Jen, her marriage wasn't all it's cracked up to be. Her relationship with her two children is strained. She resorts to anger on such a regular basis that she quickly becomes in danger of losing her job and her life as she knows it.
Judy though harbours much darker secrets. She is the consummate good person who has done something bad. But as her lies start piling up, her life unravels as her secrets are exposed.
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Is Dead to Me Worth Watching?
Dead To Me isn't a thriller filled with suspense. Central to the show is friendship. And loss. And grief.
It just so happens that all of these things are wrapped up in a whodunnit. For all their flaws Jen and Judy need each other to get through their worst moments.
They are engaging, relatable and actually very funny and their characters are spot on. So too are the supporting cast including Max Jenkins (Special) and James Marsden.
If you are looking for another great binge, then check out Dead To Me for a dark comedy with a twist.
How Many Seasons Of Dead To Me On Netflix?
On the back of how hugely successful the show was after the first season, Netflix quickly renewed it.
The story picked up from the cliffhanger at the end of season 1 and progressed as the two women tried to figure out what to do with Steve.
There were more ups and downs and ultimately it looked like everything would be ok for the friends. That is until they were in a car accident at the end of season 2.
We know that they are ok and that Ben, Steve's twin brother, was the driver but will Jen and Judy figure that out in Dead to Me season 3?
To date, there have been two seasons of Dead to Me on Netflix. A third season is on the way, and it will also be the last season with the entire story wrapped up in the final 10 episodes.
In total there will be three seasons and 30 episodes of the Liz Feldman comedy drama. And if you can't wait until the finale, check out our list of shows like Dead to Me to hold you over!