Dietland: Pilot Episode
June 27, 2018 7:23 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Plum plans for weight-loss surgery. An encounter with a mystery woman sends her down a risky path. Harassers turn up dead.

Plum Kettle is a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York's hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she's treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
posted by the webmistress (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What is "Y"?

When Plum says, "Just like the Winchester Mystery House...." and Vereena says, "I'll google it", did you have to google it? I did. wiki
posted by the webmistress at 7:27 AM on June 27, 2018

So happy to see this show on Fanfare. I've seen up to episode 4 and they all kinda blur together for me but I love everything about this. I might call my first born Jennifer.

(And I did know the Winchester Mystery House because one of my friends is a big fan of it.)
posted by roolya_boolya at 9:37 AM on June 27, 2018

Just as a point of order, is this a book included thread?
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 12:26 PM on June 27, 2018

Oops. I did not include the book but will for the next episode. I have no problem with you talking about it though, rhamphorhynchus. You could here or wait till the next post. I myself have not watched the second show yet, I will tonight - then I was going to post it. Or you could do that post yourself, no problem.
posted by the webmistress at 1:14 PM on June 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

There's a book! Woohoo!
posted by roolya_boolya at 2:23 PM on June 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

I really enjoyed the book. I heard the author speak at a book event when the book had just came out and was really impressed. I haven't watched the show and will be reading these posts to see if I should.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 10:46 PM on June 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Thanks, sorry, I haven't read the book, I was just being oversensitive about spoilers! My other half enjoyed it tho, so I'm happy to have clued roolya_boolya in :)

We're on ep 5, very much liking it so far. Excellent casting.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 4:33 AM on June 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

I loved the book but was meh on the pilot. It felt kind of ponderous, maybe? The book had similar plot and character points but felt a lot lighter. I wonder if I should try some more episodes.
posted by lunasol at 4:06 PM on June 28, 2018

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