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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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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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A new series about life after life. 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 »

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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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The pilot took one month to film, whereas all other episodes were filmed one per week. See more »

Quotes

Mason: But am I pretty?
Rube: Oh, you're darling. You make my heart flutter.
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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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Referenced in Face Off: Mortal Sins (2013) See more »

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my new favorite show
11 July 2004 | by albatros-1See all my reviews

It's hard for me to like much on TV. I was devastated when they pulled Keen Eddie, it was one of the best things I've ever seen on network TV. I feel better after watching this show. It's quirky, engaging, and humanizing. I particularly admire the upbeat take on death juxtaposed to the darkly comic view of life. Dead Like Me is the only reason I'll continue to pay for Showtime. Most studios are desperate to be fringe and edgy, neglecting to notice that (while audiences love novelty) we also want characters with flaws. I'm sick to death of the beautiful empty. The show helps to remind us of what we are neglecting to notice in everyday life, the mundane poetry of the collective order. George discovers the beauty of life only after she's dead. The character's are lovably eccentric, the dialogue is casually caustic. It's Gen-X genius.


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