The following review of Netflix’s Dead to Me is spoiler-free.
Dead to Me gets the job done.
No, it isn’t the best TV around. But if you’re looking to be entertained this weekend (without catching up on Thrones or heading to the movie theater), then this low-commitment, big payoff Netflix debut is for you.
Created by the über-talented Liz Feldman, Dead to Me begins its 10-episode journey at a grief support group in Southern California. There we meet Jen (Christina Applegate), a buttoned-up mother and real estate agent, struggling with the recent death of her husband.
Enter Jen’s polar opposite, Judy (Linda Cardellini). Also grieving the loss of a partner, Judy is an optimistic, spiritually-attuned bohemian seeking connection in the wake of tragedy. Read more…