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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 86 Ratings

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  • Summary: Due to a mix-up up in heaven, a model finds herself returned to the world of the living but within the body of a not so slim lawyer.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Berman produces a deft juggling trick of heart and humor, balancing Deb's shallowness with some solid common sense and Jane's inadequate self-esteem with kindness and legal brilliance.
  2. What freshness exists in Sunday's premiere is largely due to Elliott, who's playing a character whose head(s) and heart(s) aren't yet fully synchronized.
  3. The series has humor and charm beneath its facile message, in large part (no disrespect intended) to a subtle, winning performance by Ms. Elliott.
  4. 75
    Here's a series that has a strong cast, great writing and what could prove to be an enlightened exploration of body and self image.
  5. 75
    Some of the lessons are laid on a bit thick. But the cast, including April Bowlby as Deb's best friend, Ben Feldman as her guardian angel, and Jackson Hurst as her boyfriend, sells them with a minimum of fuss and a light touch.
  6. As Deb-inside-Jane, Elliott does a great job portraying pathos, absurd disappointment, and wide-eyed discovery. She’s far more interesting to watch than the other characters.
  7. it's still feeling like a pasted-together assortment of ideas and plot lines from productions past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. KatieT
    Jul 19, 2009
    10
    Finally an interesting story with awesome acting! This is definitely a big 10!
  2. RitaM
    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    Brooke Elliott is a joy to watch. With an eclectic cast of characters who are wonderful in their own right, the show provides ligiht-hearted and touching entertainment that left me wanting more. The subtle complexities of having to portray two separate characters showcases Ms. Elliott's obvious talents as an actress. I hope to be seeing more of her in the future. Kudos, Lifetime, for bringing us a fun show on my favorite channel. Expand
  3. SaraK
    Aug 20, 2009
    10
    One of the best comedy performances to come along in awhile. Brooke Elliott keeps me coming back for more. It's been a long time since I've been so enthused about a new show. Hope it lasts a long, long time. Expand
  4. KendaA
    Jul 25, 2009
    10
    Really brings home a comedy for us big girls. Makes me laugh and I have watched the 2 episodes multiply times. I dont rewatch stuff.
  5. EricR
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    The show is brilliant. Brooke Elliot is superb in the lead role. I'm not even sure how I stumbled across this show since I don't watch Lifetime but when i saw that Margaret Cho was in the cast, I decided to give it a shot. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Expand
  6. CherieL
    Sep 28, 2009
    10
    Finally - good, clean, intelligent, fun. Very talented cast. Characters are believable. I really enjoy Brooke
  7. ElizabethH.
    Jul 23, 2009
    1
    The cast is attractive, and that is about the only redeeming quality of this show that is filled with cliches about gender relationships and a woman's body image. Expand

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