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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (2,790)

Dietland is a darkly comedic drama TV series on AMC that premiered in 2018. The show follows the life of Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for a popular fashion magazine who struggles with self-confidence and body image issues. Joy Nash portrays Plum Kettle, a woman who is constantly fat-shamed, harassed and discriminated against because of her weight.

She spends her days trying a variety of diets and workout regimens to become thin and fit but to no avail. Her self-esteem takes a beating after she meets an aspiring "waif" played by Erin Darke who convinces Plum to consider weight loss surgery as the ultimate goal of her struggle.

However, when a feminist terrorist group "Jennifer" stages a series of brutal attacks against men who have sexually harassed and abused women, Plum's life is turned upside down. She is drawn to the group and is forced to confront her own beliefs about body image, social norms, and gender roles.

The show tackles complex themes of body image, patriarchy, consumer culture, and societal norms. It explores the consequences of a society obsessed with body image and how it affects women of different shapes and sizes. The show also examines the dark side of the beauty industry and its impact on women's self-esteem.

Tamara Tunie plays Julia Trent, the editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine that Plum works for. She is portrayed as a powerful, but cold and calculating woman who is more interested in selling products than promoting positive body image. Plum is forced to question her own complicity in perpetuating the beauty myth in society and confront her boss's behavior towards her.

Robin Weigert plays Verena Baptist, the founder of a group therapy program for women called "Calliope House". Verena takes Plum under her wing and becomes a mentor to her. She introduces her to a group of women who have also struggled with body issues and societal discrimination. Verena provides Plum with valuable insights into her own life and helps her understand that the real problem lies with the society that shames women for their bodies.

The show is based on the novel of the same name by Sarai Walker and is created by Marti Noxon, the executive producer of popular shows like Mad Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show's characters are complex and multidimensional, and the show avoids stereotypes and cliches in its portrayal of women's struggles with body image.

Dietland has been praised for its bold and unapologetic approach to body image issues and feminism. It explores the intersections between weight, gender, and power in a nuanced and thought-provoking way. The show is also notable for its diverse cast and its willingness to take risks and challenge societal norms.

Overall, Dietland is a must-watch for anyone interested in feminist themes, body positivity, or just looking for a smart and engaging drama series. It will make you laugh, cry, and think deeply about society, body politics, and the impact of media on our perceptions of self-worth.

Dietland is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on June 4, 2018.

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10. Bedwomb
July 30, 2018
Plum delves deeper into the fractured, perilous world of Jennifer, but her new mission is threatened by a sudden change of circumstance.
Woman Down
9. Woman Down
July 23, 2018
Plum receives a cryptic message from an old friend, propelling her to find answers behind enemy lines.
Rad Fatties
8. Rad Fatties
July 16, 2018
Riding high on her brush with fame, Plum's life has a new purpose. A date with an unlikely man, however, threatens to topple it all.
Monster High
7. Monster High
July 9, 2018
In the wake of her life-altering revelation, Plum struggles to discover her true voice; a new attack threatens to unravel Jennifer's movement.
Belly of the Beast
6. Belly of the Beast
July 2, 2018
Beaten up and distraught, Plum seeks refuge in Calliope House, fighting to come to terms with who she really is.
Plum Tuckered
5. Plum Tuckered
June 25, 2018
In the final stage of The New Baptist Plan, Plum experiences the harsh reality of dating; Jennifer shocks with an unexpected target.
F... This
4. F... This
June 18, 2018
Plum participates in the next step of The New Baptist Plan, doing whatever it takes to become truly beautiful; Jennifer's terrorism goes global.
Y Not
3. Y Not
June 11, 2018
Plum goes through withdrawal as she works on her new writing assignment; Jennifer rampages, leaving the country a fearful, bloody mess.
Tender Belly
2. Tender Belly
June 4, 2018
As the country learns more about Jennifer and its motives, Plum visits a radical feminist organization where she's made an offer she can't refuse.
1. Pilot
June 4, 2018
The series premiere: Plum plans for weight-loss surgery. An encounter with a mystery woman sends her down a risky path. Harassers turn up dead.
Where to Watch Dietland
Dietland is available for streaming on the AMC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dietland on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 4, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,790)