Dead to Me
Imagine Tum Bin, but as a dark comedy instead of a Bollywood romance. Replace the leads with two flawed, emotionally vulnerable, mildly psychotic women who form a twisted codependent friendship. You get dead to me.
Jen Harding is a grieving widow. Her husband was recently killed in a brutal hit and run. She joins a grief support group to deal with the emotional trauma. There she meets Judy Hale. The two form a close friendship. What Jen doesn't know is that Judy is the one who killed her husband.
The show doesn't take too long to reveal Judy's secret. That's not the big reveal. The suspense lies in the questions around it. Will Jen ever find out? If so what will she do? Will Judy ever confess? Will the police investigation ever catch up? Can a friendship built on lies sustain itself?
Although it promotes itself as a black comedy the humor is often too subtle and overshadowed by the drama. The big glaring flaw in this show is that it waffles between dark comedy and drama. But that's the only major flaw. The narrative is sharp and keeps the audience on the egde of their seat. You are curious how events will unfold. Christina Applegate as Jen and Linda Cardinelli as Judy give stellar performances. It is refreshing to see two flawed women take centerstage. I love the elements of marital issues, changes in family dynamics, raising children while grieving and other such things that shows rarely touch upon. James Marsden adds delightful support as Judy's smarmy lawyer ex-fiance.
The season finale sets the stage for season 2 perfectly.
Jinn (Arabic) on Netflix.
First two episodes were good. Boys are good-looking. It had beautiful shots of Petra. Last three episodes were pure idiocy. BW does better than this.
Always Be My Maybe on Netflix.
One word - Cliche
Peaky Blinders on Netflix.
Watching this show for the 4th time now. It's a masterpiece. From acting, dialogues, cinematography to music score. Everything is brilliant. Thomas foocking Shelby is iconic thanks to Cillian Murphy's class apart acting. Now awaiting its fifth season.
Movie seen: The Da Vinci Code
My Review: I did not read much about the plot before watching the movie and took it as a regular murder mystery but after an hour when the real plot was revealed, I got to know it was about Jesus and a fictional story which they tried to make appear real. They tried to explain about the blood line and all but gladly it wasn't offensive or anything but just some fictional story and I liked the suspense elements although I was guessing it before it was revealed.
I later read that it was a highly controversial movie due to its story line which was obvious as they are challenging the views of the church and it was banned in India too. But overall the movie was good enough and I did not keep thing about it and just took it as fiction.
I'll give it 7/10. A good one-time watch and great acting by Tom Hanks as usual.
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