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May 25, 2020 at 10:44 am #1203499967
I just started season 2 of Dead To Me. I saw a few episodes of season 1 and this show balances dramatic and comedic moments kind of similar to Desperate Housewives. Both Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini deserve nominations.May 26, 2020 at 2:32 pm #1203502279
I just finished season 2 of Dead To Me and this was a great season. This show does a good job of balancing the comedy and drama.
It was always great to see Frances Conroy, but she is not deserving of a nomination.
James Marsden deserves to be nominated for Supporting Actor. He definitely looks a lot different than he did in the remake of Hairspray – 2007.July 6, 2020 at 10:38 am #1203570386
Renewed for a third and final season.July 6, 2020 at 11:42 am #1203570549
Good. Ratings, such as Netflix counts them, must’ve been unimpressive to continue long-term.
It isn’t ratings. Really how many seasons can a show with this premise have? It’s the right decision.July 6, 2020 at 11:49 am #1203570560
Considering the fact that the creator of the show inked an overall deal with Netflix, it looks like the decision to end the show is a creative rather than ratings.July 6, 2020 at 11:54 am #1203570566This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.July 6, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203570591
The show was in the top 10 U.S. Netflix shows for quite a while and #1 or 2 for many days. The only thing I’ve noticed being in the top 10 substantially longer was Tiger King. This is a creative choice.July 6, 2020 at 1:45 pm #1203570822
I doubt it’s really ratings or creative entirely.
Ultimately, shows get more expensive as they age and, given Netflix’ ad-free model, they offer diminishing returns in terms of revenue since older shows are not driving subscriber growth for the most part and they are not able to charge increased ad fees like a broadcast or standard cable network would.
There are other considerations, of course, but we are seeing a declining willingness on the part of Netflix (at least as a casual viewer) to invest in more expensive programming.
That said, many shows grow bloated and lose creative integrity over time so some may argue that it’s best to cut ties (see also: Ozark) while at a creative peak.
ETA: I should add that I obviously don’t actually know what goes on inside Netflix to contribute to these decisions but these are just my thoughts based on recent trends. I think it’s totally legitimate to curate programming based on subscribers and revenue but it doesn’t necessarily lend itself to the highest quality shows, which I find to be disappointing as a viewer.August 9, 2020 at 9:18 am #1203635492
Finished binging season 2, and I really liked it for the most part. All of the unexpected twists and turns kept me on my toes, though some of them converged on the coincidental a bit too much for my tastes. Judy abruptly becoming bisexual, and then of all the people in the world being the new girl’s ex, it’s Perez? Come on. Every time Charlie was somewhere he wasn’t suppose to be and found something he shouldn’t, I rolled my eyes. How did he know where the storage locker was, or that weed stash, and on and on? Anyways, Christina Applegate was superb here. She’s doing career-best work on this series, so I wish there were some path to her winning an Emmy before the series ends. Linda Cardellini at times matches her, compliments her, and diverges from her, sometimes all in a single scene. I wanted to see Judy given some needed dimensions this season, so kudos there. Kinda crazy that the show has expanded beyond Applegate at the Emmys, especially the Comedy Series nomination, but no James Marsden? That’s ridiculous! It’s time in his career for a major industry acknowledgment, and we have to start taking him seriously in supporting actor. His looks are wrongly held against him, and even though I rarely bought into the silly “slap the stud!” phenomenon, it’s hard not to where he’s concerned. Steve and Ben were absolutely different characters! The totality of that work is highly impressive. Gagged to see both Frances Conroy & Katey Sagal here! Both should have been given more material to work with than this. Natalie Morales was better than the both of them, though I know she was in too many episodes for guest actress consideration. Marsden was a genuine Emmy snub. Can’t wait for season 3, whenever that happens! Cliffhangers usually annoy me, but I’ll go along with this one since it’s so near the end.
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