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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 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)
Brenna Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
Bronwyn Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 George Sibley (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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The difference in ages among the Fisher siblings differs somewhat from that of the actors who portrayed them: Nate was born in 1965, like actor Peter Krause; but David was born in 1969 while Michael C. Hall was born in 1971; Claire was born in 1983, while Lauren Ambrose was born in 1978. So, while there's a 14/18-year hiatus between the births of the brothers and the sister as characters (and it's relevant to the story), the actors' actual birth dates are roughly equidistant. See more »

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Celeste: [on the phone] Fine, I'll do the crappy Kids Choice Awards, but I'm not presenting with Hilary fucking Duff.
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Referenced in De la mort à la vie: Six Feet Under (2002) See more »

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Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Newman
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A show that grows on you.
10 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Admittedly I didn't care for Six Feet Under the first time I saw it. Alan Ball's first few episodes seemed a little too reminiscent of American Beauty. It's not that I don't like American Beauty, in fact I love it; I just don't like to see clones. Once you get past the similar wicked wit the two share -- you'll find that Six Feet Under is completely different.

Each episode goes into a different direction every week. These characters -- like real people, grow and make mistakes. This is a wonderful show that is about those who deal with death, but isn't it ironic how Six Feet Under is true to life.


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