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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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69

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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 93 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

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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. The series has humor and charm beneath its facile message, in large part (no disrespect intended) to a subtle, winning performance by Ms. Elliott.
  3. 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.
  4. 75
    When Drop Dead Diva is at its best, it’s about two women who have lost a lot but are learning that they’ve gained something valuable as well.
  5. 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.
  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: 42 out of 46
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 46
  3. Negative: 4 out of 46
  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 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 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. SharonH
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    Great show and we need more shows like this one with average weight woman I am tired of all the shows with thin ladies.
  6. koynessk
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    I love this show!! Critics may say whatever they want they gotta watch all episodes to truly understand why we love it sooo much. So many I love this show!! Critics may say whatever they want they gotta watch all episodes to truly understand why we love it sooo much. So many different characters and storylines comdramedy right?? Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2017
    0
    The show is cute and I like the actresses. April Bowlby is so funny. The only thing I find irritating is the platitudes about being big &The show is cute and I like the actresses. April Bowlby is so funny. The only thing I find irritating is the platitudes about being big & overweight. They could have made the show a bit smarter and less predictable that way. Expand

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