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Old 04-29-19, 09:07 AM
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Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay





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.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
∑ Christina Applegate as Jen
∑ Diana Maria Riva as Ana
∑ Ed Asner as Abe
∑ James Marsden
∑ Linda Cardellini as Judy
∑ Luke Roessler as Henry
∑ Max Jenkins as Christopher
∑ Sam McCarthy as Charlie

CREW INFORMATION:
∑ Adam McKay as EP
∑ Amy York Rubin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
∑ Christina Applegate as EP
∑ Jessica Elbaum as EP
∑ Liz Feldman as CRTR/EP
∑ Will Ferrell as EP
10 episode first season premieres 5/3/19.

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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

this actually looks pretty good.. in for a few...
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Fan of Christina's so I'll definitely catch it.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Watched just the first episode this morning. If they implied what I think they did with that ending, this is going to get interesting REAL quick!
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

We watched the same last night, first episode. Very well done, we’ll definitely watch the rest.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

I finished it. I really liked it. Great acting, especially by our two leads. Hope it gets picked up for another season.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Enjoyed the first episode, as I like dark/awkward humor-drama type shows (If Will Ferrell is the producer than it will get dark/awkward in a good way). I wish more shows were a 1/2 hour as you can breeze through these seasons, as sometimes it's a chore watching the 1 hour dramas.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

I really enjoyed the wit in episode one. Like a David Mamet or Shane Black script. It made me laugh out loud. That surprised me because I didnít really look forward to watching it.

Doesn't feel like like a show to binge. But I will watch it over a few weeks.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Just finished the first season. WOW, did Christina Applegate do a fantastic job! I'd be surprised if she wasn't nominated for an Emmy next time around.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Up to Episode 6 and really lovin the show, not a bad episode yet!
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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Just finished the first season. WOW, did Christina Applegate do a fantastic job! I'd be surprised if she wasn't nominated for an Emmy next time around.
Yup. Applegate is fantastic in this. As was Cardellini.

I found this to be a little predictable and a bit contrived. But it was still really, really good. And highly enjoyable. The writing and the two leads pull it off.

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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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. WOW, did Christina Applegate do a fantastic job! I'd be surprised if she wasn't nominated for an Emmy next time around.
What do you think this will be classified under for the Emmy's/Golden Globes? Drama? Comedy? What do they do when it's a mixture of both.

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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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What do you think this will be classified under for the Emmy's/Golden Globes? Drama? Comedy? What do they do when it's a mixture of both.
It would be considered a Comedy. Episodes are 30 minutes, which is currently the definition of a Comedy in their rules. Now there are times when hour-long shows have petitioned for consideration as a Comedy and been granted it (Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Shameless last year), but I don't think any 30 minute program has yet been considered a Drama for Emmy consideration. Will be interesting to see if Amazon's Homecoming becomes the first.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Well, I honestly did not see the end coming. This will make for a really interesting season 2. Wife and I really enjoyed this, fantastic performances from the leads.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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Well, I honestly did not see the end coming. This will make for a really interesting season 2. Wife and I really enjoyed this, fantastic performances from the leads.
Yeah we really enjoyed this as well. Loved the end and never saw it coming at all.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

I enjoyed this.

It was predictable for the most part, and I knew a big new problem would have to arise at the end as everything was already exposed - so there would be nothing to do in S2... I just didn't see that particular ending being the "new" thing.

I figured they were pushing the whole Steve being the bad guy in all this and him having control over Judy with the subtle hints they provided - ie. every time Steve says he's sorry for something, Judy would immediately say "it's ok" and forget all about what he said/done.

Applegate was really good in this. I wonder if they wrote the mastectomy angle and then cast Applegate (coincidentally or not), or added that angle after Applegate was cast.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Christina asked them to include it.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Yeah, if you read about what she went through in real life, it's pretty much word for word with the dialogue from the show.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Renewed for S2!
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Finished S1 tonight. Such a strong show. The two leads were great and Christina Applegate was as good as anyone I've seen on TV this year. The Emmy is still going to go to Julia Louise Dreyfus of course, but Applegate totally deserves it. She was mind-blowing.
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Renewed for S2!
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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It would be considered a Comedy. Episodes are 30 minutes, which is currently the definition of a Comedy in their rules. Now there are times when hour-long shows have petitioned for consideration as a Comedy and been granted it (Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Shameless last year), but I don't think any 30 minute program has yet been considered a Drama for Emmy consideration. Will be interesting to see if Amazon's Homecoming becomes the first.
Afraid to read more of this thread as I am not yet done with the season (these season long threads of streaming shows is a really problematic forum for discussion). But wanted to comment on this. Not disagreeing with you as for how they categorize, and my 1st impression of the show was black comedy. But after watching 7 (I think) episodes, I think this should squarely be in the drama category. Sure, it has some funny moments, some even hilarious, but the show isn't a comedy. At. All. It's too hard to view it as a comedy when the situations and the pain are so real and so dark. There simply are not nearly enough laughs to make up for that.

Regardless, Christina Applegate is phenomenal (I was already a big fan, but she's proven she's an even better actress than I thought).
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Just finished the series and read the remainder of this thread.

Still think both leads were amazing, and Applegate deserves an Emmy. And feel very strongly it should be a drama Emmy, not a comedy one. This was the heaviest shit I have watched in a while. The fact that it is witty and has some very funny moments doesn't make it less heavy.

But I know that the 30 minute format -- and the fact that Netflix calls it a comedy -- makes that highly unlikely.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

Amazingly, it only got one Emmy nomination - Christina Applegate - Best Lead Actress in a Comedy. Another Netfilx dramady I enjoyed, albeit a little less, Russian Doll picked up 10 nominations. That just doesn't seem right to me.
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Re: Dead to Me (Netflix) -- S: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini; EPs: Ferrell, McKay

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