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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)

After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out the worst in Daisy and Mason who begin drinking anew. George and Reggie re-connect for the first time when George reaps a new friend of Reggie's. Written by sweetgirl6464

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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In the opening narrative describing the origins of death, the writing on the jar that contains death says "Sanskrit dictionary". See more »

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The location of the action is supposed to be Seattle Wa. There is a scene in the hanger when they are eulogizing Murray the cat before launching him. A plane in the background is badged C-FZLN, which is registered in Quebec, where of course the series was filmed. It could be in Seattle, but not likely. Also it is not explained, but there are no places that a launch could take place near Seattle, too far north. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Adair: Where the hell is Rube? I need my coffee.
Roxy Harvey: People, this is hallowed ground. Show some respect.
Mason: I'm showing respect. Auf Wiedersehen, der Waffle Haus.
Daisy Adair: [Puts hand on chest] Fond farewell to a shitty, little restaurant.
Mason: Which didn't extend me any more credit,
[Holds middle finger up]
Mason: so fuck you!
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References WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) See more »

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Better Off Dead
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Performed by Sexton Blake
Written by Joshua Hodges (as Josh Hodges)
Published by Joshua Hodges (as Josh Hodges) & Expunged Publishing
Courtesy of Expunged Records
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Fan of the Series? Then Skip This.
24 June 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After reading a few bad reviews of 'Dead Like Me: Life After Death', I was prepared for something not very good. What I got was like watching a necrophiliac having his way with the corpse of that wonderful show. How Stephen Godchaux and John Masius, both regular writers on the series, could seemingly have so little connection to everything that made that series special is a deep mystery (and I don't feel good slagging this off, as I've enjoyed their work in the past).

Where the series had been original, lively, funny, poignant and quirky (in the good way, which is a rarity), this thing is irritating, boring, not even remotely amusing and feels disrespectful and opportunistic. The threadbare plot involving a callow replacement for the sadly absent Rube (performed with subtlety and wit in the series by Mandy Patinkin) is a bust that never goes anywhere or even resolves itself. That Rube's substitute is a man who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11 is in particularly bad taste, especially since it adds nothing to his character, who is a miserable creep; it's just a weird throwaway. The replacement of series original Laura Harris, as Daisy Adair, is also a major trouble spot. Sarah Wynter, in a word, is awful. Harris's Daisy was imbued with a knowing sadness under her surface superficiality. Wynter just devours the scenery playing Daisy as a vapid, talentless idiot.

It's nice that talented original cast members Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, et al, got work, but they deserved a better vehicle than this shoddy, mawkish mess.

If you are a fan of the Showtime series, do yourself a favor and skip this. Once you've watched it you can't un-watch it and doing so will only make you mourn anew the premature death of the original. Which, I suppose, is apt.


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