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Drop Dead Diva Is A Netflix Favorite

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Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott) and Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (Brooke D'Orsay) for Drop Dead Diva [Photo credit:]

If you die and your soul will return to Earth and stay to another person’s body, whose body would that be? But on this Netflix favorite that I’ve had months ago, the main character didn’t have a choice to which body her soul would go to, let alone her dead body being used by another person’s soul. The TV series, “Drop Dead Diva” is a story about a rich and aspiring model, Deb, who died in a car accident while she’s on her way for an audition.

Unfortunately for Deb, when she sneaked out and persistently pressed the “Return” button in heaven, her soul went into the body of another person who is completely opposite to her personality, looks and likes. It went into Jane, a brilliant, hard-working, and plus size woman who works in a law firm.

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Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott) and Deborah “Deb” Dobkins (Brooke D’Orsay) for Drop Dead Diva [Photo credit:]

Drop Dead Diva on Netflix

As I’ve mentioned earlier that a soul can only enter a body of a dead person, Jane died on the same day as Deb. She was shot in their office when a client arrived in their office. He was pointing a gun, came desperately looking for Jane’s boss who unintentionally slept with a woman who was the gunman’s wife.

Jane, when arriving in heaven, didn’t press the button because she was not told about it.

The story turns around the life of Deborah “Deb” Dobkins who died and came back to life when her soul went into Jane Bingum’s body. Very opposite to her lifestyle, Deb tried to “fix” Jane up and became more fashionable and more classy. However, her angel, Fred, advised her not be obvious with the changes, and she should not tell anyone about her being Deb on Jane’s body.

Deb as Jane

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Jane’s fashion sense and lifestyle before Deb coming into her body [Photo credit:]

With Deb’s surprise when she reported for work (on Jane’s behalf), she found out that Jane was a colleague of her fiancé, Grayson. Since she was forbidden to tell anyone about her situation, and with the suspicion of Jane’s assistant, Teri, that she’s acting differently and her office mates being so shocked that she suddenly came back to work amidst the gunshot made her dead, she went into her best friend, Stacy, told her about her story and stayed at Stacy’s house.

Deb didn’t like the fate being the new Jane at the first place: her fashion style, her body, and her job. What let her like being Jane, however, is having the beyond average intelligence that every time she thinks of something, Jane’s memories and knowledge started to work on her and that amazed her.

Drop Dead Diva And Funny

The TV series, “Drop Dead Diva” is a 78-episode long legal comedy-drama and fantasy series, which was aired for five years from 2009 to 2014.

Here are the cast members of the show:

Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum
Margaret Cho as Teri Lee
April Bowlby as Stacy Barrett
Jackson Hurst as Grayson Kent
Ben Feldman as Fred
Kate Levering as Kim Kaswell
Josh Stamberg as Jay Parker
Lex Medlin as Owen French
Brooke D’Orsay as Deb Dobkins
Carter MacIntyre as Luke Daniels
Justin Deeley as Paul

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Drop Dead Diva [Photo credit:]

Drop Dead Diva is a hilarious, dramatic and very interesting series that you should need to watch on Netflix. The roller coaster ride story will definitely hook you. I will not post further details about this because I want you to watch it and enjoy it without too many spoilers.

What I want you to do know is download the Netflix mobile app on AppStore for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android.

Here’s the trailer of the pilot episode for a little introduction to those who haven’t seen or who wanted to consider seeing Drop Dead Diva.

What about your favorite Netflix TV show? If you’re watching movies or TV series on Netflix lately, please leave the titles in the comment section below. I want to try and watch them, too.

ALSO READ: My Favorite Netflix TV Show (First Quarter 2016)

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I'm a freelance digital content creator. I write online for blogs full-time, and sometimes press materials for companies. I also conduct workshops and seminars for content creation and smartphone photography. I'm a Computer Engineer and have worked professionally as a Leadership and Management Trainer and Coach for a BPO company in Cebu City for 5 years.

I'm a blogger, a crazy kid, and a happy piece of a blob. My star sign is on the cusp of the Crab and the Lion. I am Julian.