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.

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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.

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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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Recommendation for those seeking a great new fun detective show with a female lead: “My Life is Murder” is a fresh Australian show starring Lucy Lawless in a modern take on Columbo. (Available on Acorn/Amazon). It just finished airing down under and it’s all available to stream in N America now.

Unlike most new shows today, it’s strictly episodic (each story resolves within that episode; no long story arcs). Lawless is an absolute delight, and her de rigueur millennial tech genius sidekick brings equal charm. Also unlike most of today’s offerings, it has a welcome sense of humor (‘memba that?), plus Melbourne is so lovingly filmed you’ll want to call Qantas!