DEAD TO ME: THE FINAL SEASON
Starring: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Diana Maria Riva, Brandon Scott, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler, and Garret Dillahunt
Creator: Liz Feldman
Dead to Me was a great two-season series that really didn't need a third season, yet here we are. The writers find a way to keep the story going (including a hard left turn in the latter episodes), but it lacks the magic of the earlier seasons. That said, Linda Cardellini is just so great in this role, and her chemistry with Christina Applegate is among the best on television. All said and done, this series will be remembered for its unabashedly honest handling of grief underneath its central mystery and the heartfelt platonic love story it became. I’ll miss this one.