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To state the obvious Kirstie Alley is one of the funniest ladies of television of all time. It does not really matter how much weight she gains, she is as beautiful as ever and funnier then ever.
As the title of the show suggests, it revolves around Kirstie being a fat actress in Hollywood. From the first episode, which starts with her getting on a scale and throwing herself on the floor screaming and sobbing, till the last one which ends with her saying "As god is my witness I'll never be fat again" this show is funny, funny, funny. She has taken her real life experiences and has created most honest, in-your-face comedy I've seen in a long time. Put in a mix all of her Hollywood friends as guests on a show and you've got one entertaining show. I did as one of the reviewers suggested and watched all 7 of them in one afternoon, it was that good. Writing is great; show unfolds very naturally as if you were watching real life. Hope Showtime will bring it back for next season.
When Emmy time comes around, I hope she is on the nominee list. She deserves it.
Then ask people who have a Fat Actress-kind of sense of humour and they'll tell you this show is hella funny!
Me? I happen to be a fan of the show. Once you realize that the show is poking fun of how Hollywood tends to act, you'll understand that Kirstie isn't suggesting you smoke crack, become bulimic, take laxatives or eat a parasite to lose weight. She's not telling you to go out jogging in an attempt to "run into" a celebrity that could hook you up with your dream guy. What she IS doing is putting to light the crazy ideas that SOME people have. The ideas that any sane person knows better than to do.
Only some bits of the shows zany antics were taken from Kirstie's real life experiences. The rest is pure creativity in the works.
So if you have a crazy sense of humour and aren't offended by "what-not-to-do" situations, give the show a shot. And keep an eye open during episode three to see Kirstie's son, True.
Long live Kirstie and Fat Actress!
The first season includes all 7 half hour episodes from the show's debut season. The show premiered to very high ratings earlier this year. The show includes cameos from a virtual who's who in Hollywood. Guest stars include Kid Rock, Carmen Electra, John Travolta, Leah Remini and more. One very special guest star is Mayim Bialik--yes Blossom from NBC's series Blossom. Bialik hasn't been seen on television in awhile and she really shows her acting chops as Kirstie's bitchy neighbor who beds one of her friends.
This show is so funny you really will sit down and possibly watch the entire season in one afternoon. The ratings for Fat Actress slipped a bit after the shows debut, but I hope that Showtime brings back the show for another season. The writing is excellent and the celebrity guest stars are great in their roles. The show seems so natural like you are watching real life unfold. The two DVD set is very well packaged and the price is very reasonable.
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Kirstie is hilarious and this show has a great supporting cast. I wish there were more seasons of this show.Published 11 months ago by Lucky7
I have repeatedly watched this series and laugh again every time...creative and FUNNY!Published 18 months ago by AddieT
It is a pretty good show! Kirstie Alley has done good in this mock reality show! Nice to see her reunite with many past stars.Published on November 19, 2013 by dvdreviewer
This is a funny bit of satire and definitely worth purchasing if you like that genre of comedy. I don't think it had enough substance to continue into a second season, though, but... Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by James Outlaw, Jr