Before Dead To Me came out on Netflix last year, I wasn't really a believer that Netflix would ever get any less lame than their Adam Sandler flicks. Netflix has really stepped up their game over the last year and a half, and Dead To Me is one of those shows that has given me faith that the company has invested in projects with great writing and production.
First of all, Linda Cardellini seemingly came out of nowhere after over a decade (I only remember her from playing Chutney in Legally Blonde and Velma in Scooby-Doo), but she kills it in her role as Judy. She and Christina Applegate have fantastic chemistry on screen, and even though their characters' relationship does not make any sense, they make it believeable.
I'm not going to give any spoilers here, but I will give you a few quick thoughts on Dead To Me Season 2:
I love that they incorporated Jen's older son the way they did. This storyline makes it interesting in a way that I didn't expect, and it adds to the plot instead of wasting our time with fluff.
I was a bit bummed that they didn't involve Jen's nextdoor neighbor in the way that I thought they would. There was an unexpected twist that didn't really add anything to the overall plot, however. I'm hoping that in Season 3 (if there's going to be one) that writers reveal something super scandalous about the female neighbor.
I don't like the way they wrote James Marsden into this season. It seemed like lazy writing and it was obvious to me that (I'm just speculating here) James Marsden is buddy-buddy with everyone, and they just wanted to cast their friend. I think James Marsden is great, but I also think casting should have gone in a different direction for Season 2.
When is Will Ferrell finally going to be in this show? He's one of the executive producers and I actually think someone like him would be perfect with a more serious role. I'm hoping that will happen in Season 3 (if there is one).
The ending sets everything up perfectly for Season 3, and I really do hope it gets renewed!
Watch the official trailer below to get inspired. Just a heads up, there's some explicit language.
Have you streamed Season 2 yet? What did you think?