I finally caught this Showtime program and I was really surprised. Surprised at how fun it was.
Kirstie Alley pokes fun at her girth in a series that lasted only one season, though I think that season consisted of only about 7 episodes.
But those episodes are full of self depreciating humor from not only Kirstie but some of her guest stars as well. How can a series that boasts guests like; John Travolta, Carmen Electra, Melissa Gilbert, Mayim Bialik, and Merv Griffin to name a few, be anything but fun?
I'm not exactly sure why the series didn't get picked up. Even if Kirstie lost weight (which she did) she could have still carried the series with padding, or just focused on the neuroses that every actor in Hollywood seems to have, and our Fat Actress star was no different.
I am beginning to think that while Showtime does a fine job of airing and sometimes producing shows worthy of merit, it may be that people aren't tuning in, preferring HBO instead or the other however many hundreds of channels there may be.
Whatever the case, Fat Actress is worthy of watching, and while the series is now of DVD, the advertising features it as the first season. I think there was only one season, and as I mentioned earlier, that was only 7 episodes. But they're 7 very fun episodes.