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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 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 (the show's creator and head writer for the first four episodes), it was originally planned that George's father would be gay, and this development would spell the end of Clancy and Joy's marriage. After Fuller left the show, the show's new executives decided that Clancy should be heterosexual, but philandering with his female students. See more »

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George: So, my whole life, everything, all I get to keep are thoughts and memories?
Rube: That's all we ever have peanut.
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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 »

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Fabulous TV--It's a shame it was canceled
1 August 2005 | by (Cheyenne, Wyoming) – See all my reviews

For me, TV hit a golden age during the early-mid 80's. It's been a long time since I've been as moved by a television show as I was with Dead Like Me.

Dead Like Me features Ellen Muth, who plays an 18 year old kid who gets killed by a toilet seat from the space station MIR. Her death introduces us to the fascinating world of the Grim Reaper. Full of workplace rules, guidelines, assignments, and generally horrific deaths, Dead Like Me explores the subject of death in a very unusual, yet original way.

When George(Muth) becomes a reaper, her whole world as she knows it changes. She, and her group of reapers, lead by Rube(Mandy Patinkin), use a German waffle house as their base of operations, receiving post-it notes with the names and times of their reaps. Another sub-plot of the show centers around George's family, and the adjustment that they go through after George's death.

Throughout the two seasons(currently available on DVD), the viewer follows life through the eyes of George, and also though her quirky narration. We see George grow into a more confident young woman, and also witness the interactions amongst the various characters and their reaps.

This show is without a doubt one of the most interesting shows out there, and with any luck, Showtime will decide to re-visit this show. I watched for about two minutes and was hooked. I'm certain you'd enjoy this show, too.


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