Netflix’s Dead to Me made me laugh at loud and jump out of my chair in equal measure. I loved every second.
Christina Applegate was born to play the acerbic Jen Harding, while Linda Cardellini made me love Judy Hale to bits, all while wanting to give her a good shake.
The on-screen chemistry between the pair was so natural – so weirdly relatable – that it was easy to watch their easy back and forth and forget the dark secrets which had formed the basis of their friendship.
And when the first season ended – with an extremely unlikeable character face down and lifeless in a pool – I found myself wanting to jump straight onto the next, as of yet non-existent, episode.
Although the central dilemma underpinning the series had been more or less resolved, there still feels like a lot of fresh ground to uncover in the Dead to Me universe.
I want to see more wine-in-hand conversations between Jen and Judy following their gruesome reconcilliation, and am curious to see how the dynamic between the pair will shift now they both had blood on their hands.
I want more icy digs from Valerie Mahaffey’s scene stealing, monstrous mother-in-law, Lorna, and to attend more kooky grief support circles from the well-meaning Pastor Wayne. Of course, I wanted to sigh over Jen’s gorgeous kitchen just a little more.
Fortunately for me – and countless others who are still internally screaming from that final scene, we are getting a season two.
According to Deadline, season two was announced Monday night during the show’s FYSee panel in Los Angeles. And I honestly feel as excited as little Henry joining the choir.
For those who have yet to see it, here is the IMDb synopsis for the first season:
A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow (Applegate) and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
Creator Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) will continue to serve as the showrunner and executive producer for season two.
I can’t wait…
You can currently watch the first season of Dead to Me on Netflix.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.