Parents' Guide to

Drop Dead Diva

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Beauty vs. brains dramedy is fun, despite some stereotyping.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (26 ):

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. While the show ultimately sends the message that being superficial or relying solely on looks isn't a good thing, it also makes conflicting points about the role that being physically attractive plays in a successful woman's life.

Still, Deb/Jane's journey of self-awareness creates lots of funny and poignant moments while the two women negotiate their extreme personalities. Meanwhile, the various legal cases that Jane's firm handles add to the drama. It's a little bit much for tweens (and even some young teens), but older kids and adults who can look past the easy-out characterizations could find the series both smart and entertaining.

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