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Drop Dead Diva 

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A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.

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Josh Berman
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Series cast summary:
Brooke Elliott ...  Jane Bingum 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Margaret Cho ...  Teri Lee 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Kate Levering ...  Kim Kaswell 78 episodes, 2009-2014
April Bowlby ...  Stacy Barrett 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Jackson Hurst ...  Grayson Kent 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Josh Stamberg ...  Jay Parker 52 episodes, 2009-2012
Lex Medlin ...  Owen French 43 episodes, 2011-2014
Ben Feldman ...  Fred 38 episodes, 2009-2014
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Deb is a shallow model whose sudden demise results in her being reincarnated as Jane, a plus-size lawyer with astonishing intelligence. As Deb sees life through Jane's eyes, she realizes it doesn't matter how big you are, but how you accept it and know you're beautiful no matter what people say.

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Life is funnier the second time around. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ddd See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Even though the background setting for Drop Dead Diva is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, the series was filmed on location in Peachtree City, Georgia, and Senoia, Georgia, with principal photography taking place in a studio contained in a large hangar at the Atlanta Regional Airport, and outdoor locations shot around the town. Filming originally took place in Georgia for tax incentives. See more »

Quotes

Fred: I've heard about physical attraction before, chemically I understand it but I've never experienced it.
Jane Bingum: What, you've never had a crush?
Fred: Up there all I meet are dead people.
Jane Bingum: Well, forget it, okay? Stacey's out of your league. You'll be setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
Fred: No no no, you don't understand! I look at this Stacey, and I, and I can't help it. I wanna, I wanna do her grocery shopping, wanna, wanna re-roof her house. I wanna... hunt animals and bring her the MEAT.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) See more »

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DDD has its charm !
30 October 2009 | by Moongate2000See all my reviews

Even though I'm not among the typical target group of this show I like "Drop Dead Diva" season one. From my perspective this show did a lot right, starting with a more than just likable, talented cast and nicely written often touching stories.

"DDD" is a show trying to prove that there's always more than meets the eye. For example on the one hand we got Jane. She's not the type of woman who meets typical TV beauty ideals. Her body in combination with the personality of Deb - at first sight the "typical" young blonde woman - two stereotype extreme's meet. But when you learn to know her better, I'd say it's hard not to like her(especially during the second half of season one, when she's becoming emotionally more stable). Then there's Stacy. At the first glance I didn't like her. Turns out this is a truly wonderfully written character, getting funnier with every episode. In my opinion the best character of the show. I can't imagine "DDD" without her.

As for now female characters are definitely leading the show. I think that male characters could use a little more space to develop beyond their surface. Another aspect bothering me: "Drop Dead Diva" starts with this angel/heaven/return button plot. A Setup where anything seems possible. Unfortunately most of the time the show doesn't make use of these possibilities. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed many of them very very much but if it goes on like that it might risk to become like other lawyer TV-shows or remind of films like "Legally Blonde".

In short: "Drop Dead Diva" is lovely, positive and life-affirming. Good people doing the right thing, while confronting prejudices, stereotypes and other social injustices. Sometimes it reminded me of "Ally McBeal" - probably not as great and funny as Ally during it's best times, but it's doing quiet a fine job!


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