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Dead Like Me 

After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

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Bryan Fuller
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2004   2003  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ellen Muth ...  Georgia 'George' Lass 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Callum Blue ...  Mason 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Jasmine Guy ...  Roxy Harvey 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Mandy Patinkin ...  Rube Sofer 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Cynthia Stevenson ...  Joy Lass 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Britt McKillip ...  Reggie Lass 27 episodes, 2003-2004
Christine Willes ...  Delores Herbig 27 episodes, 2003-2004
Laura Harris ...  Daisy Adair 24 episodes, 2003-2004
Crystal Dahl Crystal Dahl ...  Crystal / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Greg Kean ...  Clancy Lass 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ...  Kiffany / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Talia Ranger Talia Ranger ...  Young George 15 episodes, 2003-2004
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Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toilet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Reaper madness. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Dead Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While Rube's cause of death is never outwardly stated, several of the second season episodes hint that on the night he was killed, Rube tried to rob a bank (the wanted poster Rube finds when searching for information about Rosie, and the gun he's constantly carrying around in his flashbacks). See more »

Quotes

George: [after Joy wakes her up and sends her to work] Who had the nerve to call you Joy?
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Crazy Credits

Episodes in which clips from previous episodes are used (in particular the flashback episode, Nighthawks) give screen credit to the writers of any excerpts that are used, even if the clip is momentary. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Spanish version, Dolores' surname is "O'Jackson" instead of "Herbigg" to ensure the joke about her name: "Dolores O'Jackson como si dijeras ojazos" (as if you say big-eyes). See more »

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Followed by Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009) See more »

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Completely wonderful, Alive
12 September 2004 | by Wombat-40See all my reviews

This show is easily one of my favorites. Ellen Muth's interpretation of the disaffected, cynical teenager who is forced into sticking to a higher standard is right on. The writers have produced some of the funniest comedy, especially where George's boss Dolores is concerned; a former junkie who has taken home drifters ("passionate lovers", she calls them), who gives no thought to using a Tazer on a courier at the elevator in order to get her incontinent cat to the vet. The dialogue is funny, and hearing what's going on inside George's head while she puts on a smile is more than a little amusing. The show still visits the serious side of things, showing how the Lasses lost a daughter, while George has lost her whole family. Little by little, the audience is fed bits and pieces of information about the lives and deaths of the main characters. Most mysterious is Rube. He has a love-hate relationship with the unseen being who delivers the death lists, and we know only that he had a daughter, and that he attempted to send money to someone named Rosie and her mother back in the 1920's. (The postal service failed to deliver it,unknown to him until 2004.) We can only wait to find out how everyone's lives -and deaths- have played out. This show is absolutely nothing like Six Feet Under, for which I am grateful.


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