Dead to Me (2019) - Comedy, Drama

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A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

IMDB: 8.1
Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini
Length: 30 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 43 out of 533 found boring (8.06%)

One-line Reviews (185)

Just really boring, sloppy, predictable writing.

With crazy spoilers right from the start, a great cast and even greater writers you will feel suspended in this suspenseful dark ROM com, so all eyes on Linda Cardellini the hottest spinster of the neighboring old folks home and Christina Applegate the Brooklyn tough mature as they navigate life alone in the crazy streets of Newport.

Character development, just enough scenario twists to keep you interested and an intriguing plot core.

My wife and I were heckling the TV in the last 2, completely predictable, and formulaic.

2 amazing leads in this engrossing series.

The show is fairly formulaic: Establish episode premise, slowly stew over premise for majority of episode, have huge revelation at end of episode for characters to stew over in the next episode.

Every episode was worth the watch and that is rare for me

Am I the only one who thought this show completely contrived and unbelievable?

It was just too slow, a loooot of talking and absolutely no action.

This show is different, it's fresh, it keeps you on your toes as to what's going to happen next, and the characters are really enjoyable.

Very thrilling and funny at the same time.

Intriguing performances by both leading ladies.

For a "suspenseful" dark comedy it was really predictable and had no suspense.

Not sure if it's supposed to be a comedy, drama or whatever else, but it is entertaining.

Intriguing Mystery .

Hilarious, intense, exciting.

Just a great fast paced show!

The story is a bit drawn out because of this.

It's filled with suspense, small humor, sadness, dealing with grief, and thrilling all in one!

This show was very engaging at the beginning with a polarizing story and strong lead actresses (Applegate and Cardellini).

Every episode had an ending to have you on the edge of your seat to watch the next one.

Found it predictable and couldn't understand the fuss.

Light hearted dark comedy worth watching.

The story is entirely predictable and simultaneously drags in places while skipping over important details which would add a layer of complexity to the characters and the story.

I enjoyed it.

This series bored me to tears.

Such an absorbing, wonderfully crafted series.

The story is too predictable

It just dragged on and you just keep think when is she ever going to drop the bombshell?

The writers simply streeetched out Season 1, what was needed was something added or new and they failed, it's okay but some episodes dragged on through too much dialogue.

The lead actresses are both superb and their friendship is touching and compelling.

What an exciting combination!

Definitely worth watching (only 1 episodes of about 25mins).

Dull, pretentious, and poorly written .

It's dramatic, touching, suspenseful and shocking in every episode!!

What I wanted to write in here is, I hope she won't take an offence what I'm about to say here, but to day's TV shows are so banal and lame that even out of nowhere Liz Feldman (who I here first time) make a great TV show.

Its' Smart, funny, brilliant, intelligent, surprising, thrilling, suspenseful.


There are some characters you'll want to see more of that don't get enough screen time, but perhaps giving them that would slow things down too much.

Really enjoyed it until it insulted half its audience at the end of episode 1 .

This is both a buddy comedy and a suspenseful thriller.

"Dead to Me" is predictable at times and ambiguous at other times.

This show is so entertaining!

BUT season 2, overall is slow and disappointing.

I thought that was predictable .

This is a waste of time.

Contrived and predictable .

Entertaining, binge-worthy show.

Maybe a six-parter would have worked, but this just dragged, dragged & dragged on.

The character plots are so intense & the acting is so brilliant.

Linda Cardellini is an actress I only know from the Scooby Doo movies and other supporting roles in comedies (Daddy's Home) and the MCU, I didn't really have an opinion of her, I didn't like or dislike her, but she is amazing hereDarkly comic at times and heartbreaking at others, it is utterly compelling and each episode just makes you want to watch the next.

Fast paced story, great performances and good script.

That's pretty boring.

Dark, funny, exciting.

Her character Jen is intense, smart, goofy, angry, grieving, shellshocked, funny, compassionate, and she gives it 120%.

Its entertaining even with its dark plot.

Just brilliant and entertaining .

Finally something worth watching!

Overall a solid watch that's pretty fast paced and a good mix of mystery and dark comedy.

The two ladies are awesome leads and the plot twists are non stop and unpredictable.

The pace is just so slow.

Season one was good i give it a 8, but season two was boring and stupid i could not watch it after 2 episodes

It's sort of like a dark comedy/drama with a thrilling aspect.

It's somewhat predictable and the characters are likable.

Slow and mainly pointless...

This was an unexpected find and I'm so glad!

The show has great pacing, an engaging story, wonderful acting, and good character development.

Big Yawn .

Too predictable.

Fab cast, great acting, gripping storyline and a roller coaster of emotions.

Unexpected ending.

Worth watching.

With enough realism in the mix of ridiculous situations, glossed with some predictable twists, the final result is actually entertaining.

This is one of those stories that unwinds (or you might say unravels), slowly exposing additional tidbits that twist the storyline in new, and unexpected ways.

It started slow, not exciting and certainly not unique.

Very entertaining and easy to watch.

Dead To Me is dull trudge through a "comedy" that forgot to be funny or even witty, and instead just settles for being unpleasant.

I enjoyed it to mellow out with after work.

Season 1 was about a 6/7 Season 2 barely a 1 It became too predictable, too unrealistic, no morals for what is supposed to be a comedy.

The second season is so boring my husband stopped watching after the first episode...

Judy isn't just endearing, she's always unpredictable and leaving you guessing.

Enjoyed it faster than I thought I would have.

Fantastically acted, thrilling .

Really enjoyable dark comedy, drama, crime all wrapped up in to one.

Even Santa Clara was more intriguing...

This show keeps you on the edge and literally had be laughing out loud as I sat alone in my apartment!

The story line is great, because it speaks of the unexpected.

Honestly just a waste of time.

It's a dark comedy with such talented folks and good engaging story telling.

Binge watch, I enjoyed it very much so has a lot of twists.

Outstanding tragic dramatic comedy with many funny and hilarious situations at the same time, as well as ingenious turn of events to make it compelling.

Fun, intriguing and worth watching.

Really enjoyed it.

It was predictable and it was just about men bashing .

The plot is ridiculously predictable, I figured out what would happen in each subsequent episode.

They literally miss everything that makes the experience of losing a spouse so horrible and profound and instead infuse this mess with pretentious opinions of what it's probably like sprinkled with the typical political agendas we've come to expect from our entertainers.

Instead it went from good, to slow, to predictable nothingness.

Both little ones are enjoyable.

Very entertaining, binge watched with my grand daughter, couldn't stop watching it

The acting of both leads is enjoyable and some of the dialogue is well written.

The story has so many twist and turns and it's well worth the watch

A funny, engaging dark comedy that delivers.

The writing is amazing and the acting performances were awe inspiring.

The unexpected spots are what lifts this show way up over most drivel produced today.

The plot twist are many and some are predictable .

The show is simple and even with the plot twists it is slightly predictable in a comforting way.

Season one was gripping, you couldn't stop watching.

Don't just leave it on starting episodes, indeed it is a little boring at the start.


Like the witty humor of the bird showing up as the dad in the first season, is now being dragged out into a whole story to beat us on the head with what the main characters go through.

I highly recommend it to everyone

Gripping plot, makes you more and more interested as it unfolds.

Dead To Me Season 1 is a tale of sorrow and mystery, the latter intriguing its interested audience the most.

I think Dostoevski would have enjoyed it.

One of the waste series of recent time.

Hats off to the writers and editing for a very compelling concept which never let's up.

There are very funny moments, intense and emotive moments, and touching moments.

The acting is also great and the pacing of the short episodes is engaging.

The story unfolds in the addictive, fun, stunning way that you want from and episodic procedural.

The first reason why I loved this show is the slightly unreal yet thoroughly fascinating and quirky storyline.

It gets boring fast with the constant consternation and self righteous attitude.

I experienced all sort of feelings watching this show, It made me laugh, it made me cry, it was thrilling and the pace was just right.

I must say that the "Netflix" series "Dead to Me" is one fun entertaining dark drama comedy series that has suspense and watching each episode was fun as it proves that the past can haunt and linger on especially when a secret is involved!

The unbelievable dialogue becomes very repetitive as the same conversations happen over and over between characters across the episodes.

The storyline is a little over used but the acting and writing pushes the envelope enough to make the series intriguing.


8/10 Adult comedy that isnt overly raunchy or pretentious.

The last 2 minutes of every episode leave us with an exciting cliffhanger.

Season 2 onward is more of a waste of time.

Really enjoyable show and great performances from both leading ladies.

Waste of time!!.

I was hopeful but I found it very slow moving and no really good peaks.

Too much pointless dialogue.

Applegate is truly very compelling in her widowed character and her delivery of lines was just perfect.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

The first couple of episodes actually got my attention but then the writing dropped off and then became predictable and senseless at the end.

It's original with a dark and dry sense of humor, but emotional and thrilling.

Worth watching though .

The initial plot had some merit and is enough to pull someone in to watch, but things just get worse and worse and by season two, it's unwatchable and has the viewer regretting ever giving the series a chance in the first place.

I think she was supposed to be some sort of feminist standard-bearer, but the politics are clumsy and dragged in by the scruff of the neck.

I'm looking forward to the unexpected path Judy and Jen accidentally fall into In season three.

Dull, dull, dull, dull.

I highly recommend it, one of the best TV shows I have seen in a long time.

A very entertaining dark comedy.

It was hilariously funny, suspenseful, endearing all in one.

So, what gets it over the hump of predictable?

The show is original, funny, witty but suspenseful and even deep at times.

This show is just so different, fresh and unexpected.

Entertaining (especially for ladies) .

Both leads could be tedious, I mean how many times can you see Christina Applegate being slightly pissed off?

I personally think that the storyline got a bit boring midway through as Cardellini seemed to become a bit annoying and just not a smart character.

It was a interesting idea but I just got bored with it in the end.

leaves the world of remote comedy to utterly uncreative repetitive running irritating joke about the hidden body....

First 4 eps like telling the same thing in s2, slow progress and story just flat.

It is entertaining, and being only a 1/2 hour long, it is easy to watch and keep your interest.

Easy to follow, very exciting and at the same time some hilarious moments!

From the acting, suspense, humour, sadness, etc. It was worth the watch!

It was exciting, a bit funny sometimes and the storyline was okay.

The tv show had all the right elements which made it so enjoyable and of course addicting!

Unexpected .

Sometimes slow but compelling mixture of comedy, drama and suspense, with a wonderful Linda Cardellini; needs a second season .

Liz Feldman has a creative mind with such a suspenseful story line that can keep one's mind guessing of what can happen next.

I got bored of it .

I want to start off by saying that for me, most of the time I try to avoid American Tv series' as I find many to be contrived, overly censored or just dull.

you got this cheesy boring story line with lots of crying and then this annoying friend and then the gay realtor partner and then there is a black dude who she sleeps with as in OH MY GOD how could you do that I mean seriously ?

With dialogue that rings with realism along with creative subplots that hit emotional buttons, this series entertains, intrigues, and captivates it audience with a dash of R-rated conversations or stunning words spouting out of actors' mouths typically used behind closed doors and announcing unexpected twists.

Predictable .

Starts slow and keeps the viewers intrigued about what's gonna happen next.

There was a mystery slowly unfolding, an unorthodox friendship and two intriguing main character.

In my opinion the writers could've made it all even darker with the comedy-aspect and certain intense situations.

Was too engrossing since we finished watching episode 2 and binge watched the entire season.

Christine Applegate and Linda Cardellini make an intriguing pair at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.

It is very entertaining, suspenseful, enthralling, powerful.

Predictable, and unlikeable characters.

I like the thrillers which start normally, build up nicely and end in the most unexpected way.

Super addictive, enjoyable characters and great cast.

Repetitive jokes.

It's worth watching and falling in love with these characters.

The only real disappointment of this series is the slow demise of the fine balance of comedic and dramatic tones that eventually are almost drowned out with the darkness that creeps into many crevices in the later episodes, unlike the Emmy award winning "Killing Eve" television series that has been able to retain the wonderfully cynical humor that Dead to Me eventually fades into the mid-distance.

It's amazing how much is on tv, and how little is worth watching.

Everything that made this show interesting and exciting, setting us up for traps of what to expect and delivering the opposite, being witty, making fun of melodramatic stereotypes, while still feeling like a serious depiction of grief, are gone through the window in the second season, delivering exactly what first season made fun of.

Suspenseful, twisted and funny in that order.

So enjoyable .

The pacing of every scene and episode is enjoyable and kept me engaged throughout.

Overall still enjoyed it, but found myself a bit bored at time's during season 2.