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Dead To Me Is The New Netflix Show You've Been Waiting For

Dead To Me Is The New Netflix Show You've Been Waiting For

It's trauma and comedy - it's a traumedy

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

If you're a fan of binge-watching shows instead of actually addressing the problems in your life - and who isn't? - then Netflix's new offering Dead To Me could be the show that you've been waiting for.

The show is a new dark comedy - the first ever 'traumedy', if the people behind it are to be believed - starring Freaks and Geeks actor Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate, of Married With Children and Anchorman fame.

The synopsis reads: "A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems."

Basically, in this new show, Applegate plays a real estate called Jen who loses her husband to a hit and run driver. She then attends a grief support group, which is where she encounters Judy - a free-spirited keeping a big secret - and drama/comedy ensues.

At the core of the show, there is murder, there is mystery, there is comedy. What more do you want beyond that?


Well, a second season is what you'll want. Ten half-hour-long episodes might not be enough to sate your craving for this particular show.

Whilst there is no official plan for a second season just yet, it seems as if all of the key people are on board with it.

Liz Feldman, who created the show, recently told The Hollywood Reporter: "It would be the pleasure and honour of my life to do this show for as many seasons as makes sense. I would do this show forever if I could.

"This show will always be a show that explores the dark sides and the light sides of grief, loss, forgiveness, and friendship. So suffice to say, there will be more darkness.

"There's an evening of the score and there's a rebalancing that will take place and almost, in some ways, a role reversal."


Applegate - you'll remember her as Ron Burgundy's girlfriend Veronica Corningstone - spoke recently about what made her take on the role. It sounds as if it would have to be a pretty special show.

She told THR: "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."

She continued: "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."

So, what are you waiting for? Go check it out.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment