Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)
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Good Grief 

Jane and Grayson take on a case involving a grieving man, coping with the loss of his wife by dressing as a clown. Parker and Kim represent a producer who is being sued by one of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bethany Rooney

Writers:

Josh Berman (created by), Jeanette Collins | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Elliott ... Jane Bingum
Margaret Cho ... Teri Lee
Jackson Hurst ... Grayson Kent
Kate Levering ... Kim Kaswell
April Bowlby ... Stacy Barrett
Josh Stamberg ... Jay Parker
Ben Feldman ... Fred
Matt Letscher ... A.J. Fowler
Jake Pavelka ... Toby
Camille Guaty ... Wendy Simon
Barry Watson ... Evan Robbins
Vickie Eng ... Judge Rita Mayson
Tisha French ... Julie Cafferty
Rhoda Griffis ... Paula Dewey
Clayton Landey ... Judge Andrew Brody
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Jane and Grayson take on a case involving a grieving man, coping with the loss of his wife by dressing as a clown. Parker and Kim represent a producer who is being sued by one of the participants on a reality dating show which leads Kim to question her own dating situation with Parker. Fred finally decides to tell Stacy how he feels about her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Jane Bingum: You can't woo Stacy.
Fred: Why?
Jane Bingum: You're going to get hurt.
Fred: What are you talking about?
Jane Bingum: Stacy has dating ADD. One time, she met a guy at spin class. They went for coffee, and she broke up with him before she got her latte. Why? because he was wearing black ankle socks.
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References The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) See more »

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Exemplary Episode in an Outstanding Series
4 June 2012 | by anderbiltSee all my reviews

I'm sure not everyone would agree with the description of "Good Grief" that I posted above. But after viewing this single episode among many in a catch-up session on Netflix, I was struck by how artfully and masterfully this episode captured the essence of the pain that underlies the comedy and drama of "Drop Dead Diva."

Spectacular personal pain is almost like an uncredited character itself in the premise of this show, which featured the confluence of a tragic car crash and a workplace shooting. This particular episode was striking to me in its exploration of grieving, and remembrance, and was striking in the care it took with some little-explored aspects of Jane's situation and circumstances, which otherwise could have been left unexplored in the course of telling the stories.

I'm avoiding spoilers for those who are discovering the series for the first time. I only started watching "Drop Dead Diva" myself a couple of weeks ago and have been watching as many as I can since then.

This episode made me walk away from the TV and reflect for awhile. Thanks for that.


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