On July 12, Lifetime is airing their new summer series Drop Dead Diva which is about a model who dies in an accident and comes back in the body of a plus size lawyer. It’s unclear what the lawyer did to deserve such a punishment, but hey, it’s Lifetime. The series will star the awesome Margaret Cho, so I’m willing to give it the three episode try. If it doesn’t win me over by then, it won’t. According to a brief report in USA Today, the show is intended to redefine the beauty paradigm.
Given that Lifetime programming has a history of weakened and muddled messages along with some really bad programming (there are women who refer to Lifetime as television for women who hate themselves)Â I’m concerned. Certainly last years Nikki Blonsky pic wasn’t horrible – but it was mixed. Perhaps this show won’t suffer quite as much from the need to try to please everyone.