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* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:Hers and Ted's was this by the end. According to Jen, he hadn't touched her since she got a breast reduction, even though she'd gotten it to ''prevent cancer''. She's understandably very hurt by this.]]

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* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:Hers and Ted's was this by the end. According to Jen, he hadn't touched her since she got a breast reduction, double mastectomy, even though she'd gotten she only got it to ''prevent cancer''.prevent breast cancer, which killer her mother. She's understandably very hurt by this.]]


* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:He and Jen stopped having sex after she got a breast reduction.]]

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* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:He and Jen stopped having sex after she got a breast reduction.preventative mastectomy.]]


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He was cheating with a ''much'' younger woman he met online. To make matters worse, her name is ''Bambi''. And he told her his wife has dead. Bambi was horrified when she found out the truth.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He was cheating with a ''much'' younger woman he met online. To make matters worse, her name is ''Bambi''. And he told her his wife has was dead. Bambi was horrified when she found out the truth.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: In a different way than Steve. Lorna is the narcissistic mother-in-law straight from your nightmares. Belittling, condescending, self-superior, and self-centered to the point where she tries to make Ted's funeral and memorial all about her own grief.


* FauxAffablyEvil: Perfectly capable of being pleasant, if extremely yuppie and a bit douchey. Ultimately a total sociopath when push comes to shove.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Perfectly capable of being pleasant, if extremely yuppie and a bit douchey. Ultimately [[spoiler:Ultimately a total sociopath when push comes to shove. shove.]]

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Perfectly capable of being pleasant, if extremely yuppie and a bit douchey. Ultimately a total sociopath when push comes to shove.


* TookALevekInJerkass: [[spoiler: In episode 10, after Judy confesses that she killed Ted, she becomes outright cruel and mean to her and sees her as a sociopath, not caring about knowing the real reason why. She gets better by the end though, as her killing of Steve causes her to forgive Judy and come to terms with her own hypocrisy.]]

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* TookALevekInJerkass: TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: In episode 10, after Judy confesses that she killed Ted, she becomes outright cruel and mean to her and sees her as a sociopath, not caring about knowing the real reason why. She gets better by the end though, as her killing of Steve causes her to forgive Judy and come to terms with her own hypocrisy.]]

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* TookALevekInJerkass: [[spoiler: In episode 10, after Judy confesses that she killed Ted, she becomes outright cruel and mean to her and sees her as a sociopath, not caring about knowing the real reason why. She gets better by the end though, as her killing of Steve causes her to forgive Judy and come to terms with her own hypocrisy.]]

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* MissingMom: Her mother got cancer and died when Jen was only nineteen.


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* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:Hers and Ted's was this by the end. According to Jen, he hadn't touched her since she got a breast reduction, even though she'd gotten it to ''prevent cancer''. She's understandably very hurt by this.]]


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* OopsIForgotIWasMarried: Sort of. [[spoiler:He told Bambi about his wife and children, but said that his wife had died years ago.]]


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* SexlessMarriage: [[spoiler:He and Jen stopped having sex after she got a breast reduction.]]


* PartingWordsRegret: [[spoiler:Her last interaction with Ted was an awful, ''awful'' fight. Even after finding out that Ted was really kind of a slimebag, she still deeply regrets this.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He repeatedly sleeps with Judy despite having a girlfriend -- that he didn't tell Judy about.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He repeatedly sleeps with Judy despite having a girlfriend -- that he didn't tell Judy about.]]]]

!!Ted Harding

Jen's deceased husband.
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* TheGhost: Uh... [[{{Pun}} not in that way]]. We've never even seen him in a flashback.
* ParentsAsPeople: He was far from a perfect husband [[spoiler:and was in fact pretty terrible in a lot of ways]], but he was apparently an affectionate father, and his sons really miss him.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Without his death, we'd have no story.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He was cheating with a ''much'' younger woman he met online. To make matters worse, her name is ''Bambi''. And he told her his wife has dead. Bambi was horrified when she found out the truth.]]

!!Lorna Harding

-->'''Played By:''' Valerie Mahaffey

Ted's mother.
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* {{Jerkass}}: While Jen can be difficult, Lorna is just plain ''mean''.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Jen doesn't like her at all, and it's hard to blame her.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Her extreme self-destructiveness, lack of self-esteem, bouts of extreme depression and (more rarely) extreme glee, and difficulty letting go of the people (and ideas) she's attached to give the impression that she might have some sort of mental illness, possibly manic depressive disorder.




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* TragicDream: [[spoiler:What she really wants, more than anything, is to be a mother... and, as she finds out late in Season One, she can never bear children. Given her financial instability and questionable mental health, adoption likely isn't a viable option for her, either.]]


!! Characters from the Netflix series ''Series/DeadToMe'' include:

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!! Characters from the Netflix series ''Series/DeadToMe'' include:
!Main Characters



A real estate agent and mother whose husband recently died in an unsolved hit-and-run.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's ill-tempered, sarcastic, crude... and not that bad, once you get to know her. She quickly grows to care deeply about Judy, and loves her children dearly.
* ParentsAsPeople: She sincerely loves her kids, but she's not always the most functional or stable mother. But she tries. Oh, how she tries.



An artist with a dark secret that Jen meets at a grief support group.

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* DeathByIrony: Purposely evoked when [[spoiler:she tries to commit suicide by being hit by a car, wracked with guilt over accidentally killing Ted this way. Fortunately, she doesn't succeed.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:In the first season finale, she tries to kill herself by walking into traffic. She fails.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Ted's death ''really'' eats at her.]]



!Secondary Characters



Judy's ex-finace. Also, a tool.

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* {{Jerkass}}: ''Oh'', yeah. There is really nothing nice to say about this guy.



* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He takes absolutely zero responsibility for any of his amoral actions. When suspicion starts to fall on him, he insists on pinning the blame solely on Judy after previously assuring her they were in it together.]]

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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He takes absolutely zero responsibility for any of his amoral actions. When suspicion starts to fall on him, he insists on pinning the blame solely on Judy after previously assuring her they were in it together.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:He repeatedly sleeps with Judy despite having a girlfriend -- that he didn't tell Judy about.
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* NiceGirl: Deconstructed. Judy is a friendly, well-meaning person who tries to look on the bright side of things and makes a genuine effort to get along with everyone. That said, poor judgement and a tendency to throw herself into self-destructive behavior often leads to negative consequences for not only herself but everyone around her.

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* NiceGirl: Deconstructed. Judy is a friendly, well-meaning person who tries to look on the bright side of things and makes a genuine effort to get along with everyone. That said, poor judgement and a tendency to throw herself into self-destructive behavior often leads to negative consequences for not only for herself but everyone around her.



* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He takes absolutely zero responsibility for any of his amoral actions. When suspicion starts to fall on him, he insists on pinning the blame solely on Judy after previously stating that they were in it together.]]

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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He takes absolutely zero responsibility for any of his amoral actions. When suspicion starts to fall on him, he insists on pinning the blame solely on Judy after previously stating that assuring her they were in it together.]]


* TheAtoner: Deconstructed. Judy tries to sincerely make up for the fact that she accidentally killed Jen's husband by befriending her, but only ends up compounding the already tragic and complicated situation, causing even more grief and [spoiler: another death.]

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* TheAtoner: Deconstructed. Judy tries to sincerely make up for the fact that she accidentally killed Jen's husband by befriending her, but only her naïve and frivolous nature ends up compounding the already tragic and complicated situation, causing even more grief and [spoiler: [[spoiler: another death.]]]

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* TheAtoner: Deconstructed. Judy tries to sincerely make up for the fact that she accidentally killed Jen's husband by befriending her, but only ends up compounding the already tragic and complicated situation, causing even more grief and [spoiler: another death.]

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