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Monday, August 17, 2015

TV Review: Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014)

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 Drop Dead Diva (2009-2014)
Starring: Brooke Elliot, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, April Bowlby
Seasons: 6
*Streaming on Netflix as of August 17, 2015*
Rating: 5/5

Summary: After a shallow supermodel is killed in a car accident, she's sent to heaven and promptly sent into the body of an plump lawyer after pressing the "Return" key. Now she has to navigate herself in this new body and manage this stranger's life.

My Thoughts: WOW. WOW. WOW. Lifetime sure has some hidden gems on their network. Being a fan of their work with Jennifer Love Hewitt on The Client List, I decided to give this a look since JLH's show was cancelled and,boy was I surprised. I knew vaguely about the premise before I started watching the show and I thought it was interesting, but I could never take the time out of my day to sit down and watch it, but because summer is upon us, I had the time...to sit down...and watch all six seasons of Drop Dead Diva...with barely any stops...hour long episodes...I officially have no life and because whatever amount of a life I had was dedicated to Drop Dead Diva, it was okay. 

The acting was phenomenal and one of the main reasons I loved the show. Fred, Stacey, Kim, Jane and Terri. They were like my friends  because it felt so real and they each brought something to the show. Stacey's bubbliness, Jane's style and intuition, everyone was different and it was refreshing to see these bunch of people interact with one another. It's not your typical show, it was refreshing. Plus the whole law tie-in was something different. I loved it!

Another thing that worked well for the show were the story lines. After the 4th season, they got a bit repetitive, but you've come so far with these people that you just can't let go until the very end. Anything is possible on this show, I mean for Christ's sake you can come back from the dead, and it happens. Drop Dead Diva has this underlying message and it kind of shoves it in your face, but it a positive way that you don't even notice until the show is over. Don't judge a book by it's cover, Drop Dead Diva tells you because maybe that overweight, brilliant lawyer is actually a cute, blonde model on the inside. The sentiment of it reminded me of Legally Blonde and everyone loves a little Legally Blonde.

Although the show tapers off in it's last couple seasons, it's a great show to start off with. You bond with the story, the cast and whatnot and you don't let them go until your done. I still find myself reminiscing about the show sometimes when I'm out and it even made me consider a career in law, but then I think: Shit, real life is definitely NOT that fun.
 

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