When I first heard about the show "Drop Dead Diva" it was through a radio commercial. I was probably half-listening at 6:30 a.m. on my way to work and I heard the premise that a super model wannabe dies and is reincarnated as a plus-size lawyer.
I heard the disgust in the super model wannabe's voice and thought the show sounded like crap.
Then I found this.
Filling in the gaps that my half-listening to a radio commercial created, the show doesn't sound so bad. Plus, Margaret Cho's in it. She's a pretty funny lady.
I'm a little torn here, but not about the show - if I had cable I'd probably watch it (and I might head to the computer for it like I do with "Army Wives.")
Being a bigger girl, I've always liked it when bigger girls were glamorized and accepted. Where I have issue is the health of the girls being glamorized and accepted.
I'm all about promoting a healthy body image, healthy eating habits and activities. But I don't think unhealthiness should be glamorized or accepted. "Fat Actress," the short-lived Showtime series starring Kirstie Alley, was one of the worst, most ridiculous and most depressing shows I ever watched one episode of.
Hopefully, "Drop Dead Diva" doesn't fall into that trap. I have a feeling it won't (though I can't quite make out what she's eating in this photo. A cinnamon roll? Hope not).
The show debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.
Meanwhile, check out the preview here.