Dead To Me’ Is Netflix’s Next Big Hit, And Everyone Is Watching
Published in May 2019 / Updated in Aug 2021
One of the great things we’ve learned from the internet is that, when you hear people talking of a trending Netflix show, the chances are that it’s pretty good. And today, Dead To Me is the newest Netflix hit, which everyone is watching.
Dead To Me is about a hotheaded widow who’s searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed her husband. The star of the show is Christina Applegate, together with Linda Cardellini.
Applegate is playing the hotheaded real estate agent who her husband got killed.
When she attends a grief support group, Applegate meets Cardellini, playing Judy. Judy is an eccentric and free-spirited woman but with a shocking secret.
Judy had lost her fiancé Steve, a role played by James Marsden.
Joy and Jen become friends after sharing their sadness of losing their husbands, and their friendship blossoms day by day. Jen searches for the driver who killed her husband.
The plot then takes a weird and dark turn but still maintaining the humor, and everyone except Jen begins suspecting Judy isn’t the person she says she is.
Many weird scenes unfold in the course of the show. You can check out the trailer of Dead To Me, and you’ll be excited to watch the full show.
Although the synopsis of the series seems dark, there’s still some comedy in it.
Adam McKay and Will Ferrell directed the show, and they are known for their comedic scenes. So, Dead To Me isn’t an exception.
Also, Applegate was staring in the Anchorman movies. She starred as Veronica Corningstone. There’s even an Anchorman reference when a man, mustachioed, is commenting on the mahogany.
Applegate talks about the show
When Applegate was asked what motivated her back to the first TV role in seven years, she said:
“It literally took them like dragging me out of my semi-retirement, because I was very happy with my kind of not showering life and doing what I want and just raising my daughter.”
“So, what was it? It was a lot of things.”
“It was really a unique premise and show, and I had known [creator and showrunner] Liz Feldman and really loved her as a human being.”
“I feel like if I’m going to be doing anything if you’re going to take me away from my kids for three months, it better be with an amazing group of people that are of quality and are kind, smart, and interesting.”
Dead To Me was released on Netflix on Friday, May 3. It has already received significant approval on Twitter for being ridiculously bingeable.