Drop Dead Diva Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set
Cast and Crew
Creator: Josh Berman
Leading Role: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Josh Stamberg, Jackson Hurst and Kate Levering
Summary of Drop Dead Diva Seasons 1-4 DVD Box Set
Jane Bingum, a plus-sized lawyer, gets shot by a cuckolded man aiming for her boss at her law firm. Deb Dobkins is a slim model and living the good life when she is killed in a car crash. Deb goes to Heaven but is accidentally sent back to Earth just as Jane dies in the hospital. Deb's soul ends up in Jane's heavyset body and now Deb (with Jane's knowledge of law) must play the role of the lawyer. She finds herself conflicted between her superficial past and her new responsibility-ridden life. To make matters more difficult, Deb's grieving boyfriend, Grayson Kent, is now working at the same law firm. Deb's Guardian Angel, named Fred, watches over her but only he and Deb's friend, Stacy, know who Jane really is on the inside.
Jane takes on the case of a waitress who was fired from her job after gaining 50 pounds. Jane/Deb is not doing too good withe the case, so her boss suggests that he play the disability card. That infuriates her client and she tells him that she thought Jane/Deb was better than that. Jane then goes to the bar and investigates and finds that other people "altered" their appearances but were not fired. In the end, Deb/Jane wins the case. Grayson and Kim work on the case of a man who's getting divorce from his wife and want his kidney back.
Jane/Deb must deal with Jane's secret husband, while Kim testifies against her at her disbarment hearing.
Jane takes on a custody case where a man who suffers from amnesia and was declared dead suddenly returns after 9 years, willing to do anything to see his son. Kim and Parker represent a female writer who wants to sue the man she used to represent her pen name, Jonathan Noble, in the magazine's parties she writes for. Fred becomes Kim's assistant. Grayson organizes a gathering in memory of Deb’s birthday.
While she waits for Grayson to wake up from his coma, Jane is assigned a case about a pair of celebrities who were both charged with a hit-and-run involving a 13-year old girl. The case gets more complicated when the girl dies in the hospital. Meanwhile, Kim takes a case from one of her former clients who has just gotten divorced.
Grayson wants Jane's help planning his wedding with Vanessa. Kim's new case revolves around a model who died during surgery. Parker takes a case about Teri's boyfriend. Fred loses his virginity to Stacy.
Jane and Owen's romantic trip to Italy is interrupted by Teri, who arrives to tell Jane that Kim wants her back with the firm to take on a lucrative murder case defending a law school classmate of the original Jane named Emily (Megyn Price). The case takes an unexpected twist when Emily's husband is put on trial. While Parker is away, Kim discovers the firm is in financial trouble. Grayson comes to grips with his recent feelings towards Jane, which causes him to start digging into what Stacy said to see if it can actually be true. Grayson then confronts Stacy about Jane being Deb. Stacy meets a relationship guru Nikki (Kim Kardashian) who helps her move on from Fred, while Fred makes a confession that can tear them apart for good. Jane meets her new guardian angel, Luke (Carter MacIntyre). Parker returns, having been unable to locate his son, and takes his office back from Kim.
Stacy tells Jane that she thinks Grayson knows Jane is Deb, because he figured it out himself. Luke then tells Jane that she must convince Grayson that he is wrong. Grayson and Jane then team up on a case of a young computer game company CEO (Jake T. Austin) who wants to sue his overprotective father (Steven Culp) for emancipation, but the pending lawsuit reveals a deeper secret between father and son. Meanwhile, Kim defends her father (John Ratzenberger) in a case regarding him trespassing in one of his boss's homes.