Drop Dead Diva

2009 TV-PG 4 seasons

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Drop Dead Diva

2009 TV-PG 4 seasons
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Karma catches up with superficial, stick-thin Deb Dobkins in this engaging comedy series when she dies and returns to Earth in the body of smart, plus-size attorney Jane Bingum, who's just the type of person Deb dismissed in her previous life.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 3 discs

In this offbeat dramedy, a heavenly mix-up causes a rail-thin, superficial model to be reincarnated as a whip-smart, plus-size lawyer. At first distraught by her new physique, Jane soon discovers the benefits of her new life.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
CC
No
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this dramedy is a little too mature for tweens and some young teens, but older teens should be able to handle most of the issues it raises, from death and grief to divorce, loss, and body image. There's a bit of sexist stereotyping of women, as well as a good bit of flirting and social drinking among adults. Also expect some salty language ("bitch," "bulls--t"), references to violence, and mentions of name brands like Lane Bryant, Hermes, Porsche, and Apple.

Sexual Content

Some mild sexual innuendo; frequent flirting; female plaintiffs are convinced to look "sexier" in order to win a cas; etc.

Violence

Deb dies in a car accident; Jane dies from a gunshot wound (gun is visible, but not very graphic). Some of the court cases deal with violent circumstances, but the intensity of these moments is often deflected with humor.

Language

Audible language includes "hell," "bitch," "damn," and "bulls--t."

Social Behavior

The show's underlying message is that getting by on superficial qualities alone isn't a good thing, but there are some conflicting points about the role that physical attractiveness plays in a woman's success. Some of the women engage in catty behavior at work, and other characters reflect sexist stereotypes about women.

Consumerism

Clothing labels like Lane Bryant and Hermes are frequently discussed. Jane owns a Porsche; Heaven uses Apple computers to process newcomers.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Wine, martinis, and mixed drinks are visible (and consumed by adults) at bars and social gatherings.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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