After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
1,379 ( 36)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2004   2003  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Crystal Dahl ...
 Crystal / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Greg Kean ...
Patricia Idlette ...
Talia Ranger ...
 Young George 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Edit

Storyline

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 toilet 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A new series about life after life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Girl  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Inspired by the Piers Anthony novel "On A Pale Horse", but working on the notion that there are multiple Grim Reapers working the planet. See more »

Quotes

[Rube lights his pipe in the Happy Time office]
George: You can't smoke in here.
Rube: Ah, fuck that bullshit, they can blow me.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Episodes in which clips from previous episodes are used (in particular the flashback episode, Nighthawks) give screen credit to the writers of any excerpts that are used, even if the clip is momentary. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Mortal Sins (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Completely wonderful, Alive
12 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This show is easily one of my favorites. Ellen Muth's interpretation of the disaffected, cynical teenager who is forced into sticking to a higher standard is right on. The writers have produced some of the funniest comedy, especially where George's boss Dolores is concerned; a former junkie who has taken home drifters ("passionate lovers", she calls them), who gives no thought to using a Tazer on a courier at the elevator in order to get her incontinent cat to the vet. The dialogue is funny, and hearing what's going on inside George's head while she puts on a smile is more than a little amusing. The show still visits the serious side of things, showing how the Lasses lost a daughter, while George has lost her whole family. Little by little, the audience is fed bits and pieces of information about the lives and deaths of the main characters. Most mysterious is Rube. He has a love-hate relationship with the unseen being who delivers the death lists, and we know only that he had a daughter, and that he attempted to send money to someone named Rosie and her mother back in the 1920's. (The postal service failed to deliver it,unknown to him until 2004.) We can only wait to find out how everyone's lives -and deaths- have played out. This show is absolutely nothing like Six Feet Under, for which I am grateful.


77 of 84 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 156 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Kevin Smith's Top 3 Sundance Movies in 90 Seconds

Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time. Plus, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart."

Watch now