Drop-Dead Diva is now available on Netflix.
If you haven't seen this TV series and you love romantic comedies with a legal bent, you will adore this show.
The premise goes like this: a ding-dong blonde with aspirations of modeling is engaged to be married. On her way to an audition, she has a fatal car wreck and ends up in Heaven. Furious, she manages to wiggle her way back to earth but ends up in the body of a bookish, dowdy lawyer who just happens to work at the same law firm as her fiancé.
For 6 seasons we've watched bookish lawyer Jane Bingham (Brooke Elliott) transform before our very eyes. She gets a sense of fashion while retaining her razor-sharp knowledge of the law, and all the while watching her pine of her mourning fiancé, Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst). By the way, Jackson Hurst is a born and bred Houstonian and attended the Catholic high school just down the street from me--see, fate!
Jane is surrounded by a host of characters--her admin Teri Lee (Margaret Cho), her best friend Stacy Berrett (April Bowlby) and a host of guardian angels, starting with Fred (Ben Feldman). Each episode covers a couple of fun cases handled by Jane and her former fiancé's firm.
And, every once in a while, there is a musical dream sequence.
Stream the first season of Drop-Dead Diva.