Dead Like Me (2003–2004)

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Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Georgia 'George' Lass (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Mason (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Roxy Harvey (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Joy Lass (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Rube Sofer (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Reggie Lass (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Delores Herbig (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Daisy Adair (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Greg Kean ...
 Clancy Lass (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Crystal Dahl ...
 Crystal / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patricia Idlette ...
 Kiffany / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Talia Ranger ...
 Young George (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toliet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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According to Bryan Fuller, among his problems with the network was that they argue Rebecca Gayheart wasn't pretty enough, to which Fuller replied that she was a supermodel. After the creator left the show, Gayheart's character was written off. See more »

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Rube: The thing is what, Mason?
Mason: You know that thing, ok, you're good at that thing, that, you can, you're better at, um, just, you know, you know, talking.
Rube: Well said.
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Not anything like six feet under
23 August 2004 | by (upstate NY) – See all my reviews

After reading another comment about this show being a rip-off of six feet under I'd like to comment.

I've seen every episode of six feet under and consider myself an avid fan. The main differences are not hard to determine.

Six feet under is a show that centers around a dysfunctional family in the wake of their own tragedy.(Death of the father). The way the series has played out makes the fact that they own a funeral home unimportant. Great drama is always about the characters. Six feet under is no exception. There are various story arcs that play out over the course of each season. Some stories carry over to the next season to keep you watching. It is very original.

Dead like me on the other hand is a fresh perspective of how the human dead are handled in the grand scheme of things. The idea that there is an entire sub-culture of un-dead following orders to take care of the mundane task of reaping a soul and showing the dead folks the way to the other side is comical but also makes you wonder "hmm... who's to say this doesn't occur? It also centers on Georgia Lass (freshly dead after a toilet seat from a de-orbiting space station takes her life)and how she handles the dubious distinction of becoming a reaper. Now in its second season, it again is focusing not on the occupation of those in the show, but the characters in the occupation of reaping. We are starting to get a glimps of the lives of Roxy, Rube, Daisy et al before they became reapers. I think Ellen Muth and Mandy Patankin are fantastic. I also like every last supporting character. It's superbly written and actually make you think about life in a different light. If you've not seen the show, at least give it a chance. Now if HBO came out with a show called "Gay as Family",(their version of Queer as folk) then I'd be screaming rip-off. Never forget Death happens to everyone eventually. There is surely room for more than one show that focuses on it.

Watch and be entertained,


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