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‘Dead to Me’: No One Drops the F-Bomb like Christina Applegate

Most of the time when people curse, it’s not pleasant or natural. It’s like they’re trying too hard to make a point: I’m cool, I’m down to earth, I’m angry, I don’t give a rip what others think… (probably should have put a swear word in there.) The words spew forth like so much phonic vomit with no care for art or lyricism. Christina Applegate’s Jen in “Dead to Me” is the exception.

Jen swears a lot throughout the series. However, there is one scene where she shows how deftly Applegate, and theoretically, the writer on this show, can create poetry through vulgarity. Her delivery is only over the top because of the number of curse words she crams into two or three short lines. It’s a feat that would scare some actors and have others lose their, uh, this is a family blog, sort of.

Her use of the F-word is particularly beautiful. She wields the word like a tool to deliver a nasty cut or create laughter. Applegate delivers every line with clarity and emotion that matches the scene. Check out “Dead to Me” on Netflix and learn how to swear from a master.

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4 thoughts on “‘Dead to Me’: No One Drops the F-Bomb like Christina Applegate

  1. There’s no “art” in using the F word. Her character uses it entirely too much. I’m only on season 1, sticking around because I really wanna know how this is going to play out when she finally finds out the truth.

    1. Thanks for reading.

  2. F word used for no reason. The writers must not know how to write a series without a million f words in. Get another job
    , you suck at writing.

    1. This article was about the art Christina Applegate was able to use in dropping the f-bomb not the writing, but okay. If you want to address writing… What series is well-written in your opinion?

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