10 best new shows to watch on Netflix in May 2019

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Dead to Me Season 1
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1. Dead to Me

Season: 1

Created By: Liz Feldman

Starring: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Max Jenkins, Luke Roessler, James Marsden, Ed Asner, Sam McCarthy, Diana Maria Riva, Suzy Nakamura

Release Date: Friday, May 3

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in the same show. Two television veterans in the same show. Not nearly enough has been made about how excited the world should be for Dead to Me, or at the very least to watch Applegate and Cardellini together, so we’re making it our number one best new release show for May. Just you wait, Dead to Me will be the series that sneaks up on you and gets you hooked based on its two leads talents alone.

From creator Liz Feldman, who wrote for 2 Broke Girls, dark comedy series Dead to Me stars Christina Applegate as Jen, a recent widow who’s dead-set on solving her husband’s hit-and-run murder. She meets Linda Cardellini’s Judy at a support group, and the two bond over boxed wine, cookies, and a joint love for The Facts of Life. Jen and Judy might have opposite personalities, but they soon grow close as can be, perhaps too close. Before long, Judy must shield Jen from a harrowing secret that could turn her world upside down.

Dead to Me counts comedy titans Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who worked with Applegate on Anchorman, as executive producers, as does creator Liz Feldman and Applegate. The series has already garnered advanced praise from critics and will surely be a surprise cult favorite in the vein of dark comedies Santa Clarita Diet and Insatiable. More than anything, it’ll be a treat to watch Applegate and Cardellini, the stars of Married… with Children (among others) and Freaks and Geeks respectively, back on-screen and making us laugh. Don’t miss Dead to Me this May!

Which new releases will you be watching on Netflix this month? Let us know in the comments!

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