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)
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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George's wish that she could just "wish it into the corn field" is a reference to Jerome Bixby's short story, "It's a Good Life," in which a little boy with god-like powers whisks an entire town into an alternate reality, and holds the population in a paralysis of fear. "Wish it into the cornfield" was what his mother pleaded with Anthony to do to creatures, and people, that he had killed. The story was adapted for the original Twilight Zone (1959), with Bill Mumy, and re-imagined for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). See more »


As Georgia is walking down the hall of files she has her hair in front of her name tag. A few seconds later there is no hair covering the name tag and Georgia makes it a point to cover the name tag with her hair. See more »


[George has just attended her own autopsy]
George: So, what's next? Onward and upward?
Rube: "Onward", not "upward". No pearly gates for you. No choirs of angels, either.
George: You dick! You're sendin' me to hell?
Rube: Don't flatter yourself. You're not that interesting.
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References It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) See more »


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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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