Dead Like Me: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (27 Jun. 2003)

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Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker who's life changes (or ends) when she is killed by a toilet seat that falls from the sky after being separated from the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kean ...
Kirsti (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
David Lewis ...
Dave Romain
Record Store Employee B.M. Moore
Becky (as Deb Podowski)
Brad Sihvon ...
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Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker who's life changes (or ends) when she is killed by a toilet seat that falls from the sky after being separated from the orbiting Mir space station which hurtles to Earth. Immediately, she discovers that the afterlife does indeed exist, where she has been assigned a job as a 'Grim Reaper.' It's her job to reap the souls from the living and guide them to their eternal reward. Besides coping with her new job, she must learn to deal with being young and starting out and of course, being dead... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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27 June 2003 (USA)  »

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The show takes its title from John Howard Griffin's book "Black Like Me" in which the white author darkens his skin to pass as a black man. In the show the dead are passing themselves off as the living. See more »


At the bus station, while speaking to George, Rube sits down and crosses he legs twice. See more »


George: [voiceover] Let's go for a ride. My name is Georgia Lass. I'm 18 years old and I'm down there. somewhere
[shows world]
George: I'm going to tell you a story, not my story, that's later, this is just a story... Ready? Once upon a time, or more specifically at the dawn of time, god, lower case "g", was getting busy with creation, as the kids these days are saying. He gave Toad a clay jar and said, "Be careful with this. It's got death inside". Pleased as punch and oblivious to the fact that he was about to...
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


Que Sera, Sera
by Pink Martini
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Promising pilot
14 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall, this is a pretty promising Pilot. The show does a good job of establishing the lead character and making her more likable as the episode goes by. Along with that, it solidly introduces us to all of the other reapers that are sure to be regulars in the series. I do appreciate that they didn't overdo the sentimentality with George's family, and even after death they aren't afraid to not show them as the perfect family. As of now, the character development is spot on. I'm interested to see how the show will handle long-running arcs with the episodic "Reaper Case of the Week" that I'm guessing will be part of the show. But yes, I'm intrigued.

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