In Netflix's Dead to Me, Christina Applegate's Jen is reeling from the sudden loss of her husband when she finds an unexpected friend in Linda Cardellini's Judy. They meet in a grief support group and quickly grow closer than expected. But these 9 tweets about Dead to Me make it clear that there's a lot more to the show than that. If you go in expecting a dark comedy about friendship, you might be surprised by what you discover.
Jen and Judy have a complicated bond. They understand each other in a way no one else in their lives can, and Judy is exactly who Jen needs at this point in her life. But they don't necessarily go down the healthiest path together. "They're two people who can totally be themselves with each other," Cardellini told The New York Times, though she hinted at the fact that Judy was still hiding something. Her relationship with Jen takes a turn for the codependent, too, which sometimes leads them to enable the other's bad decisions.
If there's one thing the response from fans on Twitter has proven, it's that Dead to Me has no problem subverting expectations. These twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end. But don't take my word for it — take Twitter's.
You Will Have A Face Journey
No Take Backs
A High Honor
One Twist You Shouldn't Expect
Cardellini and Applegate's chemistry is clear from the trailer, so it comes as no surprise that some viewers would end up immediately shipping them. Alas, a romance between the two stars isn't something you'll find in Dead to Me. Maybe in Season 2?
Shock & Awe
If there's anything to be gleaned from the Twitter reactions to the show, it's that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Come for the friendship, stay for the shockers.
Okay, I know I cautioned zipping through the series because of the uncertainty of Season 2, but who am I kidding? Once you get hooked, try not to marathon this show.
Just Clear Your Schedule
In fact, the best course of action is just to cancel everything you have going for the next six hours, settle in, and watch. It won't be long before spoilers abound, so you might as well get in on the ground floor.
Everyone's taste is different, but it looks like Dead to Me is a show a lot of people can agree on. After giving it a try, you might be one of them.