Is INSATIABLE the new POPULAR?

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  1. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator

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    Insatiable is a very, very gay show but the humour is very similar.
    Dixie Sinclair (Irene Choi) reminds me of Mary Cherry (but maybe more evil), Alyssa Milano plays the-other-Bob's wife Coralee, a ruthless social climber, Arden Myrin is the town's scheming bitch Regina Sinclair (Dixie's adoptive mother) and Bob and Bob are enemies.

    Typically, the lead character Patty is the least entertaining, but the story needs a catalyst.
    Bob and Coralee's son Brick is the obligatory blond boy hunk, and he's basically the same character as Josh Ford from Popular.

    Dallas Roberts is fantastic as Bob Armstrong, sort of a gay-ish Cliff Barnes, whose main goal is to defeat his nemesis: the pretty, successful and mostly shirtless Bob.

    I think there's also a message about being overweight but I'm not sure what it is and to be honest I don't care.
    Some people think this show is fat-shaming but I don't really see it.
     
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    I must watch this asap...
     
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    It's mostly a comedy (but not a traditional sitcom, obviously) but it's also a beauty pageant soap with twists and turns.
    Actually I think it blows NuDynasty right out of the water (to use a Blake Carrington catchphrase), and they even do Southern accents.
     
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    I dunno
    I did laugh that everyone involved had to apologize to the "fat community" which I didn't even know existed. I just thought you were fat.

    I watched it last summer and it's trashy fun. I don't get why anyone is upset (but it's great publicity!) - if anything poor Patty's life doesn't really become better when slimming down and people don't exactly treat her well.
     
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