Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

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Series cast summary:
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 Nate Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 David Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Ruth Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Claire Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Federico 'Rico' Diaz (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Keith Charles (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Brenda Chenowith (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Vanessa Diaz (42 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Billy Chenowith (31 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 George Sibley (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
Brenna Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
Bronwyn Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Nate) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business. Written by <Laffz00@aol.com>

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Caskets for the show are made by ABC Caskets in Los Angeles. See more »

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Celeste: Creepy Colin Farrell just left me another creepy message; can't we do something about that, y'know legally?
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Entrancing, confronting, charming, absolutely mindbending. Feels like an insult to call it television
31 May 2002 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

And I rarely even watch television. I'm a book person.

Not since the "X-Files" has a TV show been so intriguing. Every time I watch an episode, I am struck back be depth of storyline, the intricate characters and the left-of-the-middle storytelling. I literally cannot control myself from discussing each new episode with (bored) family members.

SFU is a very introverted show - it resembles more a book or play than television. While the latter is extroverted and relies on events happening to characters (eg: the overboard emergencies of ER or the romances in soaps) to carry the story, Six Feet Under wants to communicate the deepest feelings and ideals of the people on screen. As a result, it not only stimulates the mind but also helps us analyse ourselves.

In the hands of any other creators, this would make for a very dull hour of suburban spirituality, but Allan Ball's menagerie of ghosts, (past characters influencing the present) trippy daydream sequences, surreal atmosphere and some wicked black humour make for a very entertaining show and sell what would otherwise be a marketing disaster to the masses. On top of that, every component from acting to directing to screenplay is flawless. (the dead boy's ghost in "a private life" still chills me to the bone).

Most, of all I admire the characters: some of the most complex and enchanting creatures ever to grace the idiot box. After a few episodes, they feel like a second family.

While I do have my complaints about the amount of obscenity, (I can swear that sometimes the writers want to offend us just for fun) I have to give my show the highest commendations. There are, of course, moments when I feel like throwing my chair at the television, but that is simply the consequence of watching a show that challenges me, rather than offer cheap amusement.

SFU may take a while to get into, but the rewards are bountiful.


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