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Not So Deep Thoughts: 8.28.19

tv » dead to me. Netflix
I must admit, I watched this entire series one rainy afternoon. Yes, it’s that good. This addictive, dark comedy stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as women who meet at a grief support group. Christina’s character is a recent widow who is incredibly bitter, and Linda’s character tends to be more optimistic. An odd friendship forms, and they both learn that their lives are full of betrayals and misdeeds. Somehow, though, you find yourself laughing and hoping that the two remain friends forever, just so the rest of the world is protected from their craziness

book » the mother-in-law by Sally Hepworth.
I always have hated the term ‘beach read’ because it seems to diminish the good writing of a book that you can devour quickly—but that’s what this is. I pride myself on being able to figure out the end of suspenseful thrillers, but I could not figure out the ending of this one … well, until the ending. The chapters are written from the point of view of Lucy, the daughter-inlaw, and Diana, the mother-in-law. You have to trust me on this. You will enjoy it!