This is a Netflix Original Series that brings together two extremely charming ladies as they attempt to cover up what’s basically a murder. This is an interesting symmetrical journey in regards to the reversal of roles present in the initial season. That in itself is rather unique, and it seems like they want to try that again going forward. Its bold how they play with that aspect, and while it’s not quite the same they are damn creative. I was just straight up shocked by on one of the appearances, and the weird way they integrated them into this.
I don’t want to ruin the surprise, and you’ll hit it eventually to just be completely shell shocked to some degree. I was initially a bit worried by the direction, but they play around with it uniquely. I would have liked there to be more tip toeing around, as they’re very out with the secret that’s being hidden. It’s still fun to see them try their best to keep things sealed, as they have some issues with keeping things quiet.
I also liked the evolution of the side characters that are present, in how they changed and are dealing with an evolving grief. There are some surprises to be revealed, and extra aspects that are being kept for what I hope is another extension of this journey. You will never really guess where certain things will head, and I’m very curious how far they would take things assuming another extension gets added to this within a third season follow-up.
This series is of course carried entirely by the lovely commanding duo of Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) that work absolute magic when they’re together. Whether they’re dealing with some rather dark material, or trying to cover that very sort of thing up. They’re both living separate lives, but just can’t seem to escape one another.
I think there’s something unique about that dynamic, the fact they know they shouldn’t mix yet just keep getting stuck together. I mean, Judy definitely seems to want the connection more than Jen, but the latter knows that it’s good for her to have this option. It’s neat how they play around with characters, and I love the state of how things are left between the two when everything does end up winding down later on in the season.
This does bring some good laughs, as while it is dramatic and sad, it can be very funny. If anything, it sort of lightens up this time around to a degree. The two are still dealing with issues in their own way, while trying their best to keep everything from spiraling out of complete control. You see that from their attitude while getting important tasks done, or whipping up a quick meal to make things come across as somewhat normal to the family.
Dead to Me Season 2 is a truly surprising follow-up to the first series, bringing in a main appearance that I would never have seen coming. I won’t say who, or what that entails since it’s a surprise but I’m sure everyone will be more than shocked when they get to that part of this season. They do play around again with the aspects of getting caught, but a little bit less so as these two ladies have learned a little about keeping it together.
I look forward to hopefully seeing their dynamic grow in a future season if we’re lucky to see that. If that does happen, I definitely want to see more of Karen (Suzy Nakamura) as she has some delightful little moments in both of these seasons. In general, I think they’ve created a strong duo here and this was a solid follow-up.
I didn’t find it as compelling as the first one as some parts felt a bit odd. That being said, I still had a lot of fun with it and couldn’t stop watching. The group here is really great, and I love watching them squirm as they just try to keep everything from unraveling which feels as though it might happen at any given moment. That’s especially true if they’re almost in the clear, as nothing is safe.
Dead to Me Season 2 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix