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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

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Top Rated TV #73 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 54 wins & 162 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Nate Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  David Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Ruth Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Claire Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Federico 'Rico' Diaz 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Keith Charles 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Brenda Chenowith 63 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Vanessa Diaz 42 episodes, 2001-2005
...  Billy Chenowith 31 episodes, 2001-2005
Brenna Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
Bronwyn Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
...  George Sibley 27 episodes, 2003-2005
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Nathaniel Fisher, his wife Ruth, and their children David and Claire run a small funeral business that offers the best care to be found anywhere close by. Prodigal son Nate Jr. arrives home for Christmas just as his father is killed by a bus, and has to stick around when he and David are willed the funeral service together. How does a family who helps others deal with grief deal with its own? Written by rmlohner

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Everything. Everyone. Everywhere. Ends. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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The pilot episode features several spoof commercials for funeral homes and products. This was intended to be a recurring feature throughout the series but was dropped after the first episode. See more »

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Nate: Why do you treat me like shit all the time, Brenda?
Brenda: Because I've had a really fucked-up life and I need sarcasm to hide how ridiculously miserable I am!
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Referenced in The Magicians: The Tales of the Seven Keys (2018) See more »

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Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Newman
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This Show Does The Impossible
1 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

When using superlatives with this show it is totally fair. This show does something all other movies, shows, etc cannot do: it can safely apply any genre and still function as a deep and very entertaining show. As everybody episode goes by the show only becomes more addictive. It taps into almost every aspect of life. Every emotion is shown; love, hate, forgiveness, triumph and the list goes on and on. In fact this show depicts life the most realistically. The strangeness and peculiarity of the many themes perfectly displays the confusion in life and how it affects us. The show displays confusion in the clearest way making it almost impossible not to some how relate to the characters in the show. Not to mention also the series ends on one finest note you will ever see not just satisfying the viewer but taking the show to a level far and above anything else I have ever seen before. This show does the impossible twice over.


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