Drop Dead Diva
When beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb has a fatal car accident, she suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven's gatekeeper, Fred, who declares her a self-centered "zero." Outraged, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum. A brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant, Teri, Jane has always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. Now, by a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting Jane's plus-size frame in the ultimate showdown between brains and beauty.
Deb discovers what life is like for Jane in her body as she takes on a case defending a cocktail waitress who is fired after she gains 50 lbs. Grayson and Kim represent Chad in a divorce but the only thing he wants from back from his wife is his kidney.
Jane's past catches up with her when a case from the prior year is up for retrial. Jane has difficultly containing her emotions and is thrown in contempt of the court and ends up behind bars. Kim and Grayson sue a shrink who "cured" their client's husband of his multiple personalities, only she got rid of the wrong one.
Jane defends her - rather Deb's - mom in a divorce suit when Grayson turns down her mom's request since he is already representing Deb's dad. Deb gets a chance to spend time with her mom Bobbi and starts to learn to let go of her old life. Kim represents a dog owner who sues a pet cloning company for breach of contract as he feels this clone is NOT the same dog as his first dog, who was a Westminster champion.
Deb is only 24 but faces Jane's 32nd birthday on the horizon. When she takes on a pro-bono case for a man who was wrongfully incarcerated and freed 10 years later, she realizes she has lost of eight years of her own life. Kim and Grayson must defend a man who created a website for married couples looking to cheat.
Jane represents a soccer mom who is brought to trial for jumping bail and evading arrest for a crime she committed 20 years prior. Grayson's client, an aging actor, claims the papers falsely ran his obit. When Grayson gets a retraction, the client still isn't happy and Grayson realizes the man needs something more than legal attention.
Robert J. Wilson
Beauty vs. brains dramedy is fun, despite some stereotyping.
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