First things first, if you haven't watched Dead to Me, please add it to your list immediately because it's phenomenal.
Created by Liz Feldman and starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, the original series has been applauded for its portrayal of complex female relationships and concepts of grief, guilt and emotional abuse. And while it deals with heavy topics like death and grief, the series triumph is that it retains its sense of black humour throughout.
When police attention turns to Judy, Steve panics and threatens her saying, "If anybody goes down for this, it's you. You were driving. You are the criminal. I'm only the eye witness." In the series finale, Steve goes to visit Jen after Judy empties his bank accounts. She soon realises Steve is the real reason Judy never turned back to help Ted and later Steve is shown dead, floating in the pool.
Viewers of the Netflix series are taking to social media to highlight the recurring plot device in the show that highlights Steve's behaviour. Whenever Judy calls Steve out on his inappropriate or cruel behaviour and he apologises, she immediately replies "it's okay," as if on autopilot. Social media users have interpreted this as the writers showing how heavily brainwashed Judy is, to the point where she is conditioned to forgive Steve without even thinking.
Watch the trailer for Netflix's Dead To Me below: