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    1. [Pilot] Dietland

      So I'm not really sure about this one. It's AMC. I had read something about it several weeks ago, and I expected more. It's, apparently, the story of this overweight woman working as a writer for...

      So I'm not really sure about this one. It's AMC.

      I had read something about it several weeks ago, and I expected more. It's, apparently, the story of this overweight woman working as a writer for a fashion magazine. She's very dissatisfied with her appearance and doing whatever she can to lose weight. She seems more resigned than depressed.

      It looks like the main topics are self deprecation, self empowering, fat shaming, the-beauty-inside and I guess feminism. There is a second plot regarding a mystery that will surely be developed in later episodes.

      All in all, for a 2-episode premiere, I thought it was pretty slow and felt like not a lot happened. The characters were a bit flat and stereotypical for my taste and dialogues weren't brilliant. I think there were probably some good insights here and there, but nothing really engaging for me. There wasn't a lot of tension and I can't really point any algid moment. There was just a funny line I think, and the dramatic scenes were very soft key.

      I might give the next episode a chance, but probably only when I have nothing else to watch.

      I'd say 5/10.

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