Dead to Me is a classic dark comedy with a pinch of thrill. Jen’s husband, Ted, dies in a hit-and-run, and she is trying to find his killer. Jen meets Judy in her grief therapy group, and they both end up sharing their losses. Their friendship grows stronger and stronger until they become best friends. The story keeps gripping you as it starts unfolding. The director maintains a dry, sarcastic tone that makes the gruesome bloodletting almost comical as the film gets increasingly intense. Jen slowly learns about Ted’s dark secrets, but Judy keeps her dark secret to herself, a big plot turnaround. The connection, chemistry, and friendship that Jen and Judy share is the best part of this show.
The plot revolves around two best friends, Jen and Judy, who meet at a support group after suffering the loss of their partners. Jen’s husband died in a hit-and-run accident, whereas Judy lost her fiancée to a heart attack. Despite their contradictory personalities, the two protagonists bond over wine and share an affinity for “The Facts of Life.” Where Jen is hell-bent on finding her husband’s murderer, Judy tries with all her might to prevent her friend from knowing the truth as it would drive a wedge between them.
Jen: Christina Applegate stars as Jen Harding, a realtor whose husband dies in a hit-and-run. She is portrayed as a sceptical, humorous character whose cynicism adds flavour to the show. Apart from the comical aspect, she also exhibits an obstinate side by refusing to give up on finding her husband’s murderer. Judy: Linda Cardenilli is Judy Hale. She becomes Jen’s best friend and supports her through all the tough moments. Judy is the spokesperson that usually has the final say, and she is the one who points out the logic and common sense behind it all.
Liz Feldman, creator and director of the show, is also an executive producer alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum. This Tv show is to be produced by G.S Productions and CBS Television Studios.
The bewildering chemistry between Jen and Judy keeps viewers glued to the screen. Judy appears to be a lively and optimistic person, while Jen is a mocking and cynical widow. Despite their very different personalities, the two strike a relationship that is greatly admired. The untamed and forthright dialogues from Jen are often hilarious. The public also appreciated its dark sense of humour, the gush of emotions, suspense in keeping the big secret, and the thrill of solving the murder mystery.
You can watch the show on Netflix.
Season 2 premiered in May 2020, and it finished with the series’s trademark plot twist, as well as a slew of unanswered questions that the series appears poised to address in a third instalment. This show will return for its last season in July 2020, according to Netflix. Feldman has established a mega collaboration with Netflix to produce other endeavours, following this bittersweet declaration.
Dead to Me is packed with humour ingrained in the profound emotions of the show, which makes a difference, and the actors contribute to give it liveliness and edge.