So I’ve decided against my better judgement (just kidding!) to let my TV work wife, Sara Haines, go rogue on the site from time to time. If you’ve watched GMA Strahan & Sara, then you know that my gal Sara loves to share—which she does with heart and a whole lot of humor. Here, she comes clean about TV binge-watching habit and her new favorite show, Netflix’s Dead to Me. —M.S.
If you watch GMA Strahan & Sara, then you know how I feel about my “programs”—I love finding a great TV show and then watching the heck out of it (see: my obsession with Game of Thrones and The Bachelorette). It’s a guilty pleasure, I’ll admit it. And as a card-carrying Netflix binger, I’m so excited that I just discovered another show 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, my ideal 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. I can’t tell you what the twists are because I don’t want to ruin it for you, so you’ll just have to watch it for yourself.