AMC's Dietland: A woman's journey to self-acceptance, overcoming patriarchy and body-shaming
The plot of the show is based on Sarai Walker's 2015 best selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name, and is every bit a darkly comedic story as times like these require
AMC's Dietland seems to be quite the entire package when it comes to a satirical show — it is wickedly funny and exceptionally timed.
Featuring Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York's hottest fashion magazines, it showcases her daily struggles with body image issues.
Add to that a horrid boss and pretty much the entire society that treats her rather poorly, and voila, it's enough to drive a rather fed up Plum on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening.
Pretty much along the same time, news reports have been ringing in about men, who have been accused of sexual abuse and assault, disappearing randomly and meeting untimely violent deaths.
This leaves Plum in the middle of two factions — a sisterhood that might be responsible for the attacks on male harassers, and another one that preaches female empowerment.
Plum actively engages in straddling the two groups, while at the same time trying to perceive her role in the changing times around her.
The plot of the show is based on Sarai Walker's 2015 best selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name, and is every bit a darkly comedic story as times like these require.
Its an equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt journey to self-acceptance amidst a multitude of issues faced by women today.
The show features Joy Nash as Plum Kettle, the plus sized freelancer from Brooklyn and Verena Baptists plays the role of her women empowering pyramid-scheme obsessed guru, Robin Weigert.
From an overweight woman working at a teen magazine where she's constantly judged on her appearance, to exemplary instances of injustices faced by women every day, Dietland encompasses it all.
Issues of patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, and unrealistic beauty standards are brought out so accurately, that it makes the show an interesting watch.
The series premiere airs on Monday, June 4, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on AMC.