‘Dead to Me’ Trailer: Christina Applegate’s Misery Finds Company in Netflix’s New Dark Comedy Series

/Film | 5/3/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Dealing with the death of a loved one is always difficult. But after Jen (Christina Applegate) loses her husband in the new Netflix series Dead to Me, her cynical attitude and grim sense of humor doesn’t jibe well with the touchy feely remorse that everyone around her is feeling. Thankfully, an unlikely friend arrives at a grief support group in the form of Judy (Linda Cardellini). However, the friendship suddenly becomes a bit of a red flag when it’s revealed that Judy has a dark past and seems to be hiding a big secret. Will Jen care about this revelation when Judy is the only one who makes her feel like she’s not losing her mind? Watch the Dead to Me trailer below.

This is certainly a darker turn in comedy for executive producer Liz Feldman, who has CBS shows like 2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy, 9JKL, and The Great Indoors to her name. They’re all typical network sitcoms, and even though they have an edgier, sarcastic side to their comedy, they’re nothing like Dead to Me. The series has the tone of something like Dexter, albeit with significantly less murder, unless the secret Judy is holding onto has something to do with how her own husband died. Is it too obvious to think that maybe Judy is also responsible for the...
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