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      Season 1 – Drop Dead Diva

      2009 Comedy Drama List
      72% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 62% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score When beautiful but shallow model-wannabe Deb dies in a car accident, her soul resurfaces in the person of Jane, a queen-size attorney who is brilliant and well-liked ... or the exact opposite of Deb. Now, by a twist of fate, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting Jane's curvier frame in an ultimate showdown between brains and beauty. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Feb 13 Buy Now

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      Drop Dead Diva — Season 1

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      Drop Dead Diva's lightweight and somewhat cliche' fare is made vastly more palatable by the breakout performance of its lead, Brooke Elliott.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jul 12, 2009 Pilot A shallow model who is reincarnated as a brilliant plus-size lawyer after she is killed in a car accident, she returns to life in the plus sized body of attorney Jane Bingum. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 19, 2009 The "F" Word Deb discovers what life is like for plus-sized Jane; Grayson and Kim represent a man in a divorce case who wants his kidney back from his wife. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 26, 2009 Do Over Jane has a difficult time controlling her emotions and is thrown in jail for contempt of court; Kim and Grayson sue a shrink. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 2, 2009 The Chinese Wall Jane defends Deb's mother in a divorce; Kim represents a dog owner who sues a pet-cloning company. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 9, 2009 Lost & Found Deb is only 24 but faces Jane's looming 32nd birthday; Kim and Greyson defend a man who created a Web site for married couples looking to cheat. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 16, 2009 Second Chances Jane represents a soccer mom who is brought to trial for jumping bail; Grayson's client, an aging actor, claims the paper erroneously ran his obituary. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 23, 2009 Magic Bullet Jane represents a woman whose daughter begins to get sick after following a diet; Grayson and Teri defend Kim in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 30, 2009 Crazy Jane must prove her client's sanity; Kim and Grayson disagree when a jilted bride-to-be wants to sue her maid of honor. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 13, 2009 The Dress Jane is outraged when an upscale boutique refuses to carry plus-sized clothing; Grayson represents the daughter of an old friend. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 20, 2009 Make Me a Match Jane sues a matchmaking service for fraud; Grayson and Kim are on a case with two dueling psychic sisters. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 27, 2009 What If? Jane takes on a case where a woman believes she was switched at birth; Parker is nervous about being in the courtroom after a long absence. Details Episode 12 Aired Oct 4, 2009 Dead Model Walking Jane is star stuck when she takes on Deb's favorite fashion model as a client; Grayson and Kim take on a pro bono case. Details Episode 13 Aired Oct 11, 2009 Grayson's Anatomy Everyone anticipates Parker's announcement about the new partner; Jane makes the decision to move on with her life and forget about Grayson. Details Next
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      Previous Mandy Van Deven Bitch Media Despite its heavy-handedness in pushing a feel good vibe... DDD's ultimate message is worthwhile. Dec 22, 2020 Full Review Raju Mudhar Toronto Star On the strength of the pilot, it's definitely worth watching. Sep 21, 2018 Full Review June Thomas Slate Of course, it wouldn't have been quite so amusing if the show's big issue-the way that big women are desexualized, taken for granted, and generally treated shoddily-were mishandled. But so far, at least, it hasn't been. Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Rachel Wagner Hallmarkies Podcast Brilliantly cast with a completely unique character in Jane Bingum and a luminous performance by Brooke Elliott. Jan 17, 2023 Full Review Dodai Stewart The Muse/Jezebel While some of it was enjoyable, most of it made me roll my eyes and/or cringe. Sep 21, 2018 Full Review Sharon Lougher metro.co.uk This Legally Blonde/Freaky Friday concoction is thoroughly daft but it's also pleasingly bright and breezy, and serves as a great introduction to Brooke Elliott, who is likeable and effective in the double-sided lead role. Sep 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous tenaya c This show is a light, fun story with delightful characters that also tackles some very important issues about body image, friendship, spirituality and intelligence! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched the first one and got addicted!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the best show. It is very unique in its concept. Great acting. Overall A++ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this show. I don't care what anyone else says, this show is perfect. I felt so many emotions while watching this show. It is funny, it makes me weep like a little girl, it shocks me, it teaches me new things, and it just makes me happy. The first episode confused me. I didn't read the synopsis of the show, and I didn't have any friends tell me about. I saw it on Netflix one day and decided to press play. I loved Deb, and thought she was fun. I saw Jane for the first time and I felt sorry for her. When Deb woke up as Jane, I felt a bit disappointed. I thought she would somehow get her body back. When I realized that wasn't going to happen, I thought to myself "Well, this show is dumb..." As I watched and understood what was happening, I started crying. It was kind of awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Josh Berman, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Alex Taub, David Petrarca
      Network
      Lifetime
      Rating
      TV-PG (L)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jul 12, 2009
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