Article Title

Drop Dead Diva: Pilot


Paige Price


Excellent, Young Adult, Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, Transformation, Attorney, Death, Modeling, Los Angeles

Document Type

TV Show Review


Most of us probably wonder what happens after death. Well, in the show Drop Dead Diva, Deb gets the opportunity to find out. Sort of. Deb is a model: beautiful body, great clothes, adoring boyfriend. However, on her way to an audition she gets in a car accident and next thing she knows, she’s getting checked in by a gatekeeper to the afterlife. The gatekeeper finds that her “goodness” score is zero, because she hasn’t done anything bad in her life, but also hasn’t done anything good either. Deb, afraid of where she’ll go, sees a “return” button on the gatekeeper’s computer and presses it, immediately sending her back to Earth. Much to her surprise, she wakes up in the body of an overweight attorney who does not have a beautiful body, great clothes, or adoring boyfriend. As Deb gets used to her new life as “Jane”, she begins to realize that looks aren’t everything and it does feel good to do kind deeds for others.