Binged: Dead To Me S1

Dead To Me is a Netflix original show that was released on May 3rd. It stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two women who meet at a support group after each suffers a tragic loss. They become friends despite being polar opposites of each other. Season 1 of the show contains 10, 20 minute episodes.

Once again no spoilers, but there is a big twist that occurs in the final episode that shapes the rest of the season that was pretty obvious to me even when I originally watched the trailer. So you may or may not want to watch the trailer, however that is all up to you. Fortunately the show offers more than just one big twist to keep you on your toes.

I been growing weary of Netflix shows as of late. Before Lucifer it had been awhile since I had last watched a Netflix original. This is because Netflix shows tend to fall in a few categories. They can be good and long. Long and average. Or short and sweet. I’m proud to say that Dead To Me falls into the last category.

I thought Dead To Me was very enjoyable and easy to watch. Like I said before there are only 10 episodes and they range from 20-25 minutes each episode. There’s no filler, every episode plays a role into the finale and what a finale it is. No spoilers, but everything ties up quite nicely and the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, but if Netflix didn’t renew the show (which they should) I would be happy. The ending is open enough for a season two, but could be closed if they decide not to renew it.

Favorite Episode: It’s All My Fault (1×03)

Synopsis: On what would of been her husband’s 50th birthday, Jen clashs with her disapproving mother-in-law over the best way to mark the occasion.

I just really liked this episode, it has a lot of my favorite moments in the show in it. Two really great fake outs and another twist that I didn’t see coming but added a nice wrinkle into a complex story.

Honorable Mentions:

Pilot (1×01)

I Can’t Go Back (1×04)

Try to Stop Me (1×08)

You Have to Go (1×10)

Favorite Character: Jen

They’re only a handful of characters to choose from, they’re only two main characters that really matter. That is Jen and Judy. Out of the two I prefer Jen for reasons you’ll see when you watch the show. However, I do like Jen on her own merits. She’s hotheaded, stubborn, loud, and a little bit crazy. I don’t see a lot of female characters who behave like Jen does and I quite like that.

Do I Recommend It?

Yes I do, if you want a short fun enjoyable show this is it. It’s only 10 episodes and it’s a lot of fun with some great twists. I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to watch it. The season ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, but you’ll get enough closure out of it even if Netflix decides not to renew it. So there’s no real reason why you shouldn’t give it a chance it may susprise you.

3 responses to “Binged: Dead To Me S1”

  1. I absolutely loved this show. I was home sick from work one day a couple weeks ago and binged the entire series. I’ve reached a point where I’m far too cynical to believe that awards given out in Hollywood have any meaning at all, but if there’s any justice, Christina Applegate will win every award she’s qualified for in this role. She did an amazing job as Jen. Linda Cardellini is great, too, don’t get me wrong. But Applegate really shines here. The show does such an incredible job of exploring how grief affects people and how they respond in given situations after losing a loved one. I look forward to the series continuing in a second season, but I’m also nervous that it won’t live up to the quality of season one.

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    • I would totally love if Christina won some type of award for her performance she deserves it, but like you I’m also too cyclical to see that actually happening.

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