Dead to Me: Season 2 (2020)


Season 2
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Dead to Me doubles down on the twists and turns out an exciting second season that makes excellent use of its well-matched leads.



Critic Ratings: 38


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User Ratings: 265

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Air date: May 8, 2020
Air date: May 8, 2020
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Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other -- no matter the cost. From Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, Dead to Me returns for an addictively dark second season, where the stakes are higher, the friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before.

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Critic Reviews for Dead to Me Season 2

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (8)

[It] starts off so strong...with a lot of quick changes and twists...

Jun 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a show built to breeze through, just letting all of its many major twists and turns roll on by despite their (often intentional) absurdity.

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Their manic lives and cascading calamities of their own creation provide a fantastic escape into a once-familiar world not long gone. Nobody wants their problems, but at least they're not boring.

May 21, 2020 | Full Review…

"Dead to Me" is an easy watch that will allow you to effortlessly pass the time while being entertained in a fresh new way.

Jun 7, 2020 | Full Review…

It's melodramatic without any excuse. The characters' purpose has been lowered to satisfy a boring lack of dark comedy. [Full review in Spanish].

Jun 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

When actress and character come together so flawlessly, you want to keep coming back for more.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The second season of Dead to Me may not be perfect, but it's still very entertaining. This may not be particularly sharp or polished storytelling, but it does have its charm, especially because of its fantastic leading ladies.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It quickly establishes that the writers know exactly what they're doing.

May 20, 2020 | Full Review…

While the show thrives on crime and chaos, there is enough conviction in the writing to make every absurdity seem believable. The makers also succeed in keeping its dark humour organic and free-flowing.

May 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Applegate especially is doing the finest work of her career, giving nuance to Jen's fury and grief.

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

It's good, and I definitely look forward to the third season, but also, three seasons is probably enough.

May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

It is still supported mainly by the work of its two protagonists, but it has polished its weakest point and is now a more compact series. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dead to Me: Season 2

  • 3d ago
    Dead to Me is a Netflix series and Season 2 brought a more serious tone to the partners in crime Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini who we learned they each killed each other's spouses. Season 2 we find out James Marsden has a twin brother who was nothing like his siblings. He is kind, generous and caring and falls in love with Applegate. The story is intriguing and can't wait for Season 3. I do think the girls will come together and be with each other. It's a brilliant dark comedy series with Will Farrell having a producing hand in this drama. Definitely add this to your list.
  • 4d ago
    The plot strains credulity more in this season, but it hardly matters because of the brilliant leading characters and interesting diversions that tie together in unexpected ways. Still very funny.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Second season is as good as the first. The casting is wonderful.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Season Two. I loved the performances across the board. If I compared it to Season One, I'd chose "One" hands-down. These new episodes always had enough entertainment and twists to save the day. That said, there seemed to be a tendency to lean on the emotional unraveling of the leads who constantly teased each other with "there's something I need to tell you", only to be sidetracked and not reveal it. It happened many times in the exact same way and had me drifting. But, later some of the really interesting twists the first season was built on kept things moving. I never felt cheated by the time an episode ended. I would have liked to see more of the secondary detective storylines explored. I'll look for that in Season Three! I have some ideas, feel free to DM me, I'll riff-out a few for you.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    It's about two women who killed each other's partners. Can't wait for season 3 to turn them into lovers I guess?
  • Jun 22, 2020
    Well after watching the first season a while ago, I felt coming into season 2 of ‘Dead to Me' that I would be able to just sit back and just relax while watching it and that was exactly what I did. First of all, the series is a very easy watch. But I really enjoy films and tv shows that are that from time to time, especially with what were all living through at the moment, many of us may not be up for shows that we really have to wrack our brains for. I have to say though, I thoroughly enjoyed this series. It was humorous, it was warm at times, tense and gripping the next, I said just it's an easy watch which it is, but I mean that in terms of narrative, you won't find yourself becoming confused at what just happened or pausing it to collate if any of it makes sense. Season 2 of ‘Dead to Me' is extremely entertaining and I believe may viewers will find it just as rewarding. Furthermore, the episode lengths are satisfying for those who may also want a small watch, each episode ranges between the 25-35-minute mark, meaning you could finish the show within the day. Also, it's certainly worth mentioning the heart of this show goes to Christina Applegate (Jen Harding) and Linda Cardellini (Judy Hale). Their chemistry was fantastic in S1 and it follows suit over into S2 as well. They bounce off each other at almost every point during most conversations that they have on screen together, whether that be a talk over dinner, or in a very stressful situation when talking to the police. Its strong acting that highlights the shows comical sides amidst the dark secrets that lie within each episode. The two of them make a great combination and they definitely make the show what it is. Finally I feel its right to comment James Marsden (Steve Wood and Ben Wood) as he plays two characters throughout each season and I won't go into more detail, but you'll find out why if you choose to watch the show Overall, I feel ‘Dead to Me' season 2 was a really enjoyable watch from start to finish, the runtimes are very much acceptable for all, and of course the performances from Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini elevate the show to the heights it was attempting to reach. Score – 8/10
  • Jun 18, 2020
    The story in DEAD TO ME is very affluent suburban and equally outlandish. This picks up after the end of season one and somehow successfully makes its over-the-top story seem domestic. The acting is rife with realistic and engrossing portrayals of these characters who are tragic and despicable, but also the heroes and villains of their own world. It's highest accomplishment is its ability to merge contrasting concepts into surreal and grounded storytelling.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    This is really a great tv series. Second season wields a ruthless drama dressed in comedy, which travels along the thin line that separates tragedy (and total disaster) from happiness, all seasoned with a fine sense of humor. You can not ask for more.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Impressive to keep the integrity of a story you think could not last more than a six episode mini. 4 seasons may be the max though.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Just as good, if not better, than it's first season. My only issue is that it is feeling a bit contrived at this point. Too many twists and convenient coincidences. But I just went with it, and it was enjoyable. And the ending? Well, bring on season 3!

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