Insatiable Still Looks Bad

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Insatiable’s first season was met with premature waves of criticism for its apparent “fat-shaming rhetoric”—and then extremely justifiable criticism for being a bad, boring, poorly made show. This will come as no surprise, but the Season 2 trailer offers no additional excitement.


In fact, it somehow appears worse than the original, because at least the first season evoked rage in people, and it’s always fun to figure out what all the hullabaloo is about. This just looks boring. If these producers need help figuring out how to do the whole dark teen comedy thing, perhaps they should steal from Riverdale or The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina instead of slapstick.

The main storyline this time appears to be a murder investigation around the show’s protagonist Fatty Patty (played by Disney’s Debby Ryan), who apparently still binge eats.


Season 2 hits Netflix October 11.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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Maybe the writers, producers, actors, etc. of this show don’t want another dark comedy. Maybe they are aiming for slapstick. This is yet another hypocritical, judgmental piece from Jezebel staff who like to sit on their pedestals pretending to be accepting and then judge anything and everything they don’t personally like.

Good news, you don’t have to watch. Maybe though try digging a little deeper for some insight other than “boring.” Show you can possibly process thoughts on a deeper level than a 4th grader. Just a suggestion.