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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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Alan Ball
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Krause ...  Nate Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Michael C. Hall ...  David Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Frances Conroy ...  Ruth Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Lauren Ambrose ...  Claire Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Freddy Rodríguez ...  Federico 'Rico' Diaz 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Mathew St. Patrick ...  Keith Charles 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Rachel Griffiths ...  Brenda Chenowith 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Justina Machado ...  Vanessa Diaz 42 episodes, 2001-2005
Jeremy Sisto ...  Billy Chenowith 31 episodes, 2001-2005
Brenna Tosh Brenna Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
Bronwyn Tosh Bronwyn Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
James Cromwell ...  George Sibley 27 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Feet Under See more »

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Runtime:

(63 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The difference in ages among the Fisher siblings differs somewhat from that of the actors who portrayed them: Nate was born in 1965, like actor Peter Krause; but David was born in 1969 while Michael C. Hall was born in 1971; Claire was born in 1983, while Lauren Ambrose was born in 1978. So, while there's a 14/18-year hiatus between the births of the brothers and the sister as characters (and it's relevant to the story), the actors' actual birth dates are roughly equidistant. See more »

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Officer Keith Charles: [talking to David about marriage] You're in my will, I'm in yours. We basically are married, even if the law refuses to recognize it. But then again, I refuse to recognize most of the Bush Administration. I guess it all evens out.
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Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
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You can't take a picture of this, it's already gone...
12 February 2009 | by wojtkySee all my reviews

Winner of Golden Globes, Emmy's Awards and appeared for a couple of time on the „Best TV Series Of All Time" lists show Six Feet Under appeared on TV for the first time in 2001. Alan Ball's (American Beaty) series takes a look at members of isolated, living in a funereal home Fisher's family. The eldest son, Nate Fisher, comes back from Seattle home in L.A. after his father's unexpected death. He finds out that his dad inherited family business between him and his gay brother – David. Now he has to learn how to live in this strange home again. David hides his homosexuality, and pretends to be a Christian values son. Brother's mother, Ruth must has to face a life without a husband, when her teenage daughter Claire has problem with law and she is trying to find her own personality. During 5 incredible seasons we can see how Fishers are grow up, change, loose their isolation, look for sense of life and... die.

Six Feet Under is a perfect drama series, which has everything and even more, what drama should has – well written, great plot and realistic characters, unashamed in showing a pain and dead, but not without dark humor, intelligence. Shows not only Fisher's family problems (adoloscent adult man and a teenage girl, gay, old woman), but also their friends: Nate's girlfriend Brenda and her depressive brother Billy, David's boyfriend Keith, Fisher's Latin employee Rico, Ruth's boyfriends and other fantastic characters appear on our screen. The roles of Nate and Brenda ale played by absolutely perfect Peter Krause and Rachel Griffiths (nominated and she won Golden Globes, Emmy's), who show what a real acting means. Great Frances Conroy (Broken Flowers, Scent of a Woman, Aviator) who plays Ruth is except Nate the most important character of the show. Micheal C. Hall (Dexter) as David, and Lauren Ambrose as Claire are also brilliant.

What is a most memorable about Six Feet Under apart from mentioned acting and plot is fantastic music composed by Thomas Newman (Shawshank Redemption, The Horse Whisperer, Amercian Beauty, The Green Mile, Wall.E) is dark humor. Show is very serious, but it also has funny scenes, which makes we laugh every time we see them, and remember very long. Another thing is that Alan Ball's production is drama, but it doesn't have cheap, mush purchase which drama often has. Show isn't schematic, you never know what happens next, and you'e always surprised. Great thing in Six Feet Under is that we become very attached to Fisher's, and we start to take them very personal, like members of our family. This is one of the reason, why we remember many scenes for a long time after we watched them.

The best thing about show is final. It's an incredible explosion of emotions. The last 15 minutes show the real sense of everyone's life. It's the greatest thing you'll ever see on a big, or a small screen. Six Feet Under is a beautiful masterpiece which won't be forgotten.


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