If you watch GMA Strahan & Sara, then you know how Michael and Sara feel about their “programs” (see: their on-air recaps of the latest episodes of The Bachelorette). Naturally, we all get really excited here at MS.com when we find a great TV show. Our latest TV discovery to go crazy over: the new series, Dead to Me.
Starring the totally incredible duo of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me is one part mystery-thriller, one part comedy, and one part totally nuts. In other words, our kind of show. Here’s the backstory: Applegate’s Jen is a recently widowed real estate agent who is obsessed with finding the person responsible for her husband’s tragic hit-and-run death. She meets chronic hugger and upbeat optimist Judy at a grief counseling meeting, and the two hit it off despite their differences. As they navigate their losses with laughter, Entenmann’s chocolate-chip cookies, and lots of wine (the show manages to explore the ideas of grief and forgiveness in a totally unique and heartfelt way), they become fast friends and confidantes. But, of course, there’s a twist—well a lot of twists—that could destroy them both. We can’t tell you what the twists are because we don’t want to ruin it for you, so you’ll just have to watch it for yourself.