Dead Like Me (2003–2004)
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Pilot 

Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker whose 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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Kirsti (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
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Becky (as Deb Podowski)
Brad Sihvon ...
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Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker whose 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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While George works at Happy Time, before her death, she drops a file with a red paper sticking out down the elevator shaft. While she is walking to the guys desk she is holding the file she dropped. Then when she sets the files on his desk, it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Betty: Oh, and always be nice to that lady at the DMV.
Roxy: I told that bitch that her weave looked like carpet, and now my social insurance number pulls up two bankruptcies!
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Connections

References It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) See more »

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Que Sera, Sera
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Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Pink Martini
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Flawed but promising start to an intriguing show
2 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having watched the series all the way through a couple of times now, I can appreciate the pilot more than I initially did. It effectively sets up the show's concept and introduces us to all the characters in this quirky universe. The cast all excel at making each character unique – the reapers themselves are a hodge-podge of differing backgrounds and attitudes. And George's off-screen narration makes some clever satirical comments about life and death – her opening story about how death came into the world is a delight.

The main flaw of the episode is that it lacks a really likable character. The lead character George is a self-confessed shirker who's lost interest in the world. Her fellow reapers are aloof at best, downright mean at worst. Even her own family is unpleasant to watch. The story isn't funny enough to be a real comedy; it's more of a light-hearted drama with occasional touches of genuine pathos. If you stick around for the series, you'll grow to like these characters – even for some of the very flaws that make them undesirable in this outing. My advice is to watch the pilot with low expectations. Just get to know the characters and the setup and proceed on to the next episodes. If you like a show that's truly different, you'll enjoy this in the long run. And later, when you watch this pilot again, you'll find it was better than you first thought.


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