43. Dead to Me (TV series)
Premiere date: May 3, 2019
What Dead to Me is about: The Netflix original series, Dead to Me, follows Jen (Christina Applegate) as she reluctantly attends a grief support group to help herself overcome to the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Ted. While at one of the meetings, Jen meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the two begin to bond over their loved ones and become close friends. However, Judy is not who Jen believes to be.
Why you need to watch this: Consider Dead to Me a dark comedy with a touch of empowerment, minus the preachiness! If this sounds like a good time and you are searching for a quick series you can binge-watch in a breeze, you need to see Dead to Me immediately. Season 1 consists of 10 episodes, each runs about 30 minutes long, so we weren’t joking when we said you can easily binge this over a weekend (or less).
Seriously, you are missing out! And the cherry on top is Applegate and Cardellini, a dynamic duo that brings their full power to the series. At times, you’ll be laughing loudly with the characters Jen and Judy, and other times you’ll find yourself reaching for tissues. But what you’ll do at all times, is cheering for each of them!
Don’t think this is all fun and games, though. The secrets Dead to Me hides in Judy are intense. Even if you can already figure it out from the trailer (I was), there is still so much to unpack. It’s an emotional journey for sure. The series also subtly hints at mental illness and emotional abuse.
Fans of Dead to Me, you’ll be happy to know (if you don’t already) that a second season is on the way! There is, unfortunately, no premiere date known just yet, but we can guess! Season 1 dropped early May 2019, and there’s typically a year between seasons in all shows. Knowing this, season 2 may arrive May 2020 or early summer, at the latest.