If you haven't already seen Netflix's new dark comedy, Dead To Me, you need to schedule in some urgent TV time to do so.
Not only is this show hilarious and gripping, it also tackles some very difficult issues surrounding grief and loss in a refreshingly honest way.
And, of course, having two strong female leads both over forty in a show is a revelation in itself nowadays.
But it's none of these particular elements that's got viewers going crazy. Oh no. It's the little hidden clues that the clever writers have scattered throughout the season that are really causing all the commotion.
And they have led to so much speculation about certain events within the series. And yes, we will share all these with you.
One fan theory, in particular, is blowing our minds... it's always the one you least suspect.
Warning: Major spoilers to follow.
Dead to Me is a new Netflix show starring Christina Applegate.It is dark, funny and seriously twisted. Basically, it's our idea of the perfect show.
It was created by Liz Feldman.
Binging Dead to Me on Netflix and wondering why it’s so good and then I see in the credits that Will Ferrell execut… https://t.co/lzJl67EhDQ— Melessie Clark (@Melessie Clark)1557940764.0
Unsurprisingly, viewers are loving it.The show has an approval rating of 86% on review site, Rotten Tomatoes. This is mostly due to the amazing performances by Applegate and her co-star, Linda Cardellini.
In a nutshell, the show is about friendship.
But it also addresses the complexity of grief.
Dead to me portrays grief in a beautifully accurate way while sprinkling in the perfect amount of dark humor & in a… https://t.co/FrippxRQMv— charlemagne ala vodka (@charlemagne ala vodka)1558321801.0
Christina Applegate plays Jen, the widow.Whose husband was recently killed by a hit and run driver. Understandably, she is devastated by the recent events in her life.
Cardellini plays Judy.
This dark comedy also stars James Marsden.
The show tells the tale of Jen desperately trying to find out the truth about her husband's death.And as secrets are revealed, Jen's life begins to unravel. Is she really better off now that she knows the truth? Namely, that it was her new friend that killed her husband... Or was it? One fan theory suggests otherwise...
But it's the season finale that has really left fans of the show reeling.
#DeadToMe is like nothing I’ve seen, and nothing like what I expected. Funny and dramatic in equal parts. Plus that… https://t.co/l5xgc4lyU9— Ollie Charles 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🇪🇺 (@Ollie Charles 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🇪🇺)1557870149.0
And, of course, they each have their own specific fan theories.
i finished @deadtome in less than 24 hours and now i’m diving into theories and stuff. i need more— tori (she/her) (@tori (she/her))1557856120.0
Where do we even start? Well, one theory is that Judy's miscarriage and Ted's death are connected.
Did she miscarry because of the accident?
I watched Wine Country last night and have just got to the end of episode one of Dead To Me. Here’s what I think ha… https://t.co/GDuJnXFOBu— Bethany Wheatley (@Bethany Wheatley)1558205447.0
But some don't believe that she killed Ted at all.
My pal and I are watching 'Dead to Me' together and we appear to have inadvertently set a protocol for every time w… https://t.co/ZOMtu12ypW— Cee Jay (@Cee Jay)1557860675.0
There was clearly psychological abuse in their relationship.
@Symi420 I think it might hint an abusive relationship? The last episode where he shouts “stupid” at her seemed lik… https://t.co/492iHSRcNZ— Antonia Wilkins (@Antonia Wilkins)1558011064.0
Is the gorgeous Nick, an off-duty cop, harboring a deep, dark secret?
Fans have spotted several clues that indicate that maybe he did.
And, of course, everyone is talking about who killed Steve in the final episode.
Holy shit what an end! Or cliffhanger??? Judy tried to get run over and Jen kills Steve?! Holy fuck that rock reall… https://t.co/f5qSmzeJa5— Warrior of Night (@Warrior of Night)1557753998.0
But, in an interview, Feldman has revealed that all is not what it seems.
So, if not Jen, who could it be? Charlie?
What about Nick?
Me #DeadToMe theory is that Nick is on psychological leave because he killed his partner, and now he's shot Steve w… https://t.co/YvvNTSxJVF— Helen Rooney 1️⃣9️⃣ (@Helen Rooney 1️⃣9️⃣)1558276970.0
And we can't even rule out Lorna, Jen's mother in law.
Lorna is intimidating as hell. #livetweet #DeadToMe #ItsAllMyFault— Brit (@Brit)1557537727.0
What about a lesser-seen character?
Why did she suddenly appear again in the last episode?Surely there was enough going on without Jen needing to invite Karen over for drinks... And anyone who puts raisins in lasagna is definitely one to watch out for.
Could she have possibly have gone back to Jen's house that night?
We all know that one Karen don't we.. #DeadToMe #Christina #Karen #ThanksNot #Mexicanlasagna https://t.co/T6s8Z1utRW— Beanie (@Beanie)1558133707.0
And if she did go back to the house...
And the theory is definitely catching on.
I think neighbour Karen shot the man in the pool (no name because SPOILER) at the end of Dead To Me.— Ifeoma Chukwuogo (@Ifeoma Chukwuogo)1558358213.0
We do know that she loved guns and even owned some.
Karen got too excited about those gun facts. #DeadToMe— Warrior of Night (@Warrior of Night)1557753232.0
Could it be that, in the final scene, Karen saw the altercation between Jen and Steve and just acted on impulse?Bam! He's dead.
Whatever the truth, everyone is in agreement that season two is definitely needed.
@netflix please please 🙏🏼 give us a 2nd season of @deadtome . I’m not gonna say my marriage depends on it, but one… https://t.co/IrhArSLaxe— Kate McKenzie (@Kate McKenzie)1557636342.0