MANILA, Philippines – Insatiable might be Netflix’s most misunderstood show: stormed with fat-shaming accusations and a petition for cancellation even before its first season launched, and later on given an icy welcome by critics.
Still, the show has won over audiences who, despite the backlash, have watched the show and perhaps discovered in the span of one episode or maybe two that the show’s camp, in-your-face humor, and refusal to sidestep testy topics is what makes it both provocative and so deliciously entertaining.
Against all odds, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 11 with a special guest star whose presence is especially exciting for Filipino viewers, or hardcore pageant fans: Gloria Diaz.
In Insatiable season 2, Gloria appears briefly in two episodes – but her character makes a profound impact on Patty, the aspiring pageant queen at the center of the show.
Gloria, along with stars Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts, spoke to us about what it was like working together on the show’s second season, and how the show depicts the ins and outs of the crazy world of beauty pageants.
The full second season is available for viewing on Netflix. – Rappler.com