“Bedwomb” (Episode 11)
July 30, 2018
Last week, Plum went full on Jennifer, agreeing to become their communications person – officially the voice of Jennifer. Unfortunately (fortunately?), at the end of the episode, she was unable to gun down a man she was told had earned Jennifer’s harsh justice. It was a test and she failed it miserably so now, as we enter tonight’s season finale, the question is – what does Jennifer do with Plum now that she knows too much about the organization? Catch up on our last week recap here before joining in for tonight’s deep dive recap and review of the Season finale of Dietland … after the jump (Spoilers Beware)!
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“Woman Down” (Episode 109)
July 23, 2018
Last week On Dietland … was rough. This week, we see the next step in Plum’s journey. As she deals with the aftermath of Jack and Calliope House and her own internal struggle to belong and to accept herself and find acceptance and her place in the world.
Before you jump into tonight, make sure you are caught up with last week with our deep dive recap & review … here!
Read on for our recap of tonight’s episode … after the jump (spoilers!!!)
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“Rad Fatties” (Episode 108)
July 16, 2018
When we ended last week, Plum was blowing up Kitty’s spot by announcing her own truth – that she was the one Kitty’s Girls were speaking to all along. Tonight’s action picks up where that bombshell left off.
Plum is feeling pretty woke y’all. Let’s see what happens. Read on for our deep dive recap & review … after the jump (spoilers!! spoilers ahead)!
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“Monster High” (Episode 107)
July 9, 2018
And Leeta said unto thee, “Plum thinks she’s afraid of other people’s opinions, their judgments, their assumptions. Afraid of not being acceptable. But really, she’s afraid of herself. She’s afraid of what’s inside. Because the minute she stops caring about that shit? She’s going to be a beast … her words are like fire.”
As we closed last week’s episode (our deep dive recap & review is here), Plum, the Beast, had indeed been unleashed. Where do we go from here? That’s what tonight is going to show us.
Our deep dive recap and review of “Monster High” begins … after the jump (spoilers spoilers spoilers)!!
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“Belly of the Beast” (Episode 106)
July 2, 2018
Last week, we left Plum beaten and bruised and checking in to Calliope House and Leeta? Leeta was being publicized as a fugitive for justice. (check out our recap here).
Tonight picks up the morning after and we’re definitely on a road to … somewhere. Don’t waste another minute, click on for our deep dive recap & review … after the jump (spoilers warning spoilers warning)!
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“Plum Tuckered” (Episode 105)
June 25, 2018
The fuse that was lit by Kitty at the end of last week’s episode (check out our recap here) explodes tonight … in all the wrong ways.
How far can you push someone before they snap? Before they break? Tonight’s Dietland gives us our answer … an emotionally raw hour for Plum AND for Kitty, let’s not waste another moment.
Our recap & review of “Plum Tuckered” begins … after the jump (Spoilers Beware)!
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“F… This” (Episode 104)
June 18, 2018
Before you read on, make sure you’ve checked out our recap and review from last week’s episode here.
After a heavy introspective episode about Plum and her inner demons last week, tonight’s Dietland shifted its gaze outwards, turning its focus on both men’s perception of beauty as well as Jennifer and its growing influence as a movement. Lines are being drawn on whether Jennifer is a terrorist group or the acceptable expression of all women’s collective anger after a lifetime of shitty treatment by men. In Plum’s life, she has to face the concepts of beauty vis a vis the idea of becoming bangable.
Few shows, if any, would attempt to even tackle these subjects. Even less shows would handle it with a modicum of the dignity and decency and nuance that Dietland pulls off on a regular basis. If you are not watching this show, you’re doing it all wrong.
Read our recap and review … after the jump (Spoilers Ahead)!!
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“Y Not” (Episode 103)
June 11, 2018
Episode 3 of Dietland goes darker and weirder than ever before while at the same time, speaking truth to power and showing Plum’s life and struggles without a filter, without a censor and in its full colored glory.
Dietland is very well written and very well acted but really, its emotional grip is what draws me in. I am living Plum’s struggles with her … this show grabs hold of me from minute 1 and does not let go of my feelings for a solid hour. Thank God there are commercials so I can breath and relax and think, it’ll be better in the next act.
Read on for our deep dive recap & review of “Y Not” … after the jump (Spoilers – Be warned)!
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“Tender Belly” (Episode 102)
June 4, 2018
Part two of the two hour series premiere of Dietland, “Tender Belly” introduces us to Verena Baptist – the author of Dietland (the book on the show) and daughter of the famous weight loss Baptists. Make sure you read our recap and review of Episode 1 here. If you’re interested in a good discussion of the issues and themes being raised by Dietland, definitely check out our hour long TVTalk discussion with Jen Ponton (Rubi); it was an emotional and impactful hour of frank talk.
As Plum deals with the fallout of her decision to email the “Dear Kitty” contact list to Julia, all of our characters settle into their roles and we learn more about where each of them are coming from. Except Dominic. Other than a sweet tooth, we know shit about that guy so far.
Time to get into the episode, read our recap & review of “Tender Belly” … after the jump (beware of Spoilers)!
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“Pilot” (Episode 101)
June 4, 2018
Dietland, based on the 2015 book by Sarai Walker of the same name, is an indictment of our culture and how we allow … no, how we have encouraged and institutionalized the persistent bullying of women and even more so, overweight women.
Through Plum Kettle’s journey, the newest AMC series seeks to shine a hot white spotlight on all of the ways we have stigmatized and beaten down an entire section of our population, and in no uncertain terms, says, Enough.
Its time to fight back and so you have a choice to make … be part of the solution or get the fuck out of the way. Dietland — the show we need now. Our recap and review of the Pilot is after the jump (spoilers ahead).
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