Where to watch: AMC
Air date: Monday, June 4, 9 p.m. ET
Dietland is the timeliest 10-part TV series you can imagine, and also about the weirdest, because it’s like several shows packed into one. First, it’s a comeback vehicle for Julianna Margulies, who turns 52 next Friday and in this role looks even more attractive than she did in the long-running CBS series The Good Wife. She plays Kitty Montgomery, the dim yet cunning editor of Daisy Chain, a young women’s beauty magazine that serves as the flagship of the “the dissatisfaction industrial complex.” Margulies, whose best roles are associated with having a big heart (and earning 10 Emmy nominations), turns out to be really good at being amusingly evil.
Kitty would love to read, but who has the time when there’s so much blindingly colorful, figure-hugging high-end couture to shop for? So she hires the far smarter Plum Kettle (Joy Nash) to ghostwrite her column that answers the letters from hurting girls who write for advice on what to do about self-doubt, self-cutting, bulimia and other problems that Kitty couldn't care less about. Kitty is mean to Plum in a Devil Wears Prada way.