Season 1 rating: 91/100
TV Series Info
Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband?s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who?s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann?s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. DEAD TO ME, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness.
|Christina Applegate||Jen Harding||Season 1|
|Linda Cardellini||Judy Hale||Season 1|
|James Marsden||Steve Wood||Season 1|
|Max Jenkins||Christopher Doyle||Season 1|
|Sam McCarthy||Charlie Harding||Season 1|
|Luke Roessler||Henry Harding||Season 1|
|Edward Asner||Abe||Season 1|
|Brandon Scott||Nick Prager||Season 1|
|Keong Sim||Pastor Wayne||Season 1|
|Diana Maria Riva||Detective Ana Perez||Season 1|
Will Ferrel has a great creative mind and made this series a funny, but serious journey. It dealt with issues that many families go through today, ti showed that there was more going on with the victims family, they were never perfect and by the end of the series you start to feel less sadness for the dead husband, but more sympathy for the driver (Judy Hale). There were a few minor details that the show rushed past, so that you wouldn’t notice, and there were many questions that go unanswered, like why was Judy there that day of the accident?
This was a enjoyable story, it was fun and had some great twists and turns. The overall flow and narrative was neutral and it felt like a proper story arc. I loved how the series looks at the two lives of the hit and run accident (the side of the victims family and the driver), it showed us that there was more to the story than a reckless driver; lots of pain and sadness from both sides.
Good comical timing and plenty of clean shots to enjoy. They had the right level of professionalism when it came to the topic of death/lose, a show that can that deserves a good rating. The camera and effects in most scenes does what it is needed to do and I watch this show for the witty humour and funny narrative.
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini have great chemistry and bounce off of each other really well. They seem like sisters that have known each other for years and they have both have great personalities that boost their characters appeal. Steve Wood plays the role of dumb ex very well and offers the two main character someone to bully on screen. This is definitely a funny cast and a committed one, the two main characters are the glue to this show though.