Critic Consensus: Drop Dead Diva's lightweight and somewhat cliche' fare is made vastly more palatable by the breakout performance of its lead, Brooke Elliott.
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as Jane Bingum
as Deb Dobson
as Teri Lee
as Stacy Barrett
as Kim Kaswell
as Grayson Kent
The cleverest thing about Drop Dead Diva is its title - and if, over its 13-week run, the writing rises to that level of droll wit, this could turn out to be the TV equivalent of a good old-fashioned summer beach read.
The Lifetime press materials quote from a half-dozen women's groups, which heap praise on the network for creating a plus-size role model. But in truth, this show is filled with mixed messages about the links between appearance and self-esteem.
Drop Dead Diva relies too much on stereotypical characterizations of women - the dumb blonde, the homely intellectual, the vampy temptress, etc. - to be wholly fresh and original.
Newcomer Brooke Elliott is both charming and surprisingly credible as Jane-inhabited-by-Deb. She's a find.
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