Six Feet Under - The Complete First Season details
|Starring:||Freddy Rodríguez, Frances Conroy, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Jenkins, Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Lauren Ambrose|
|Genres:||Drama, Television - American, Series/Miniseries|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
Six Feet Under - Complete First Season - Disc 1
|18 Disc 1|
Six Feet Under - Complete First Season - Disc 2
|18 Disc 2|
Six Feet Under - Complete First Season - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
Six Feet Under - Complete First Season - Disc 4
|15 Disc 4|
|Run time:||11 hours 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Jul 2003|
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Consistently intelligent, touching, real.By Duncan Toms from Cornwall, UK , 22 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]There aren't many TV series like this around. It could have turned out depressing, given the theme of the show, but the varied characters and interwoven stories keep a kinetic energy flowing throughout, whilst touching on subjects that affect us all. The characters are varied, believable and involving, and the script tight and often surprising in its direction, especially the dialogue with dead characters. The most appealing aspect for me is the learning process the family are going through, none of whom are stagnating. A refreshing 'unAmerican' American programme.
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Surprisingly goodBy a customer , 04 May 2013Hugely entertaining, wonderfully acted. I find I care about each and every one of the characters, which makes me keen to follow them on their individual journeys.
Insightful & complex by a Funeral DirectorBy Vixen29 (16 reviews) , 21 Oct 2012Excellent season to open this mind-broadening series, of the morbid curiosity of death, and the interesting black comedy of the characters life events and psychological trauma's, following a family death. They're each trying to 'find themselves' and the characters are well-developed and excellently acted.
I've seen this whole series before and LOVED IT. I wanted my husband to see it as he is a funeral director. And he really likes it and can't wait for more! He said that the US funeral practises are very similar to the UK, and the embalming was also realistic except the 'ticking' noise the embalming pump makes, but I suggested its probably because everything in the Fisher house is from the 70's, and probably includes the pump (their hoover is really old!) and the decor... The porcelain slabs are also old-school. But this fits in with the family being stuck in the past (metaphorically) and how each needs to break free.
My husband said that some of the deceased look too fake, and dead bodies DO NOT get erections! But he added that it gives a good insight into his line of work that no other drama programme (we know of) has done before.
I found that the death of a child and a baby was handled very tactfully by the makers, but my husband said that people in the industry generally don't show their emotion like that because they deal with it daily and have to be detached to an extent. And gallows humour is a must in the death business as without it, dealing with death on a daily basis could get depressing.
My husband said to describe this in two words he would say the death/funeral part is - insightful. And the drama/characters roles is - complex. He said he thought the characters were too emotionally messed-up and had too many 'issues', and that people in the industry can't be like that - it is not the job for anyone depressed! But I like this bit, and pointed out that the Fisher sons were born into the business and didn't exactly 'choose' it but it was more like a familial obligation. And that makes good TV!
amazing seriesBy cheesekake (1283 reviews) from uk , 29 Jun 2012this series set Michael Hall up ready for dexter.
it takes a serious but comical look at the life of undertakers.
Defo worth watching
mmm formaldehydeBy a customer , 22 Jun 2012I love this show! Because of the themes and nature of the show it's obviously not going to be everyone's cup of tea. I remember watching it when it first came out and I recently watched it again. It's still current and I can still relate to it despite it's age, towards the end of the show I'll agree that it lost a bit of it's zest and got stranger and stranger and often darker and more depressing, but it's still worth watching, I love how the characters developed. Brenda and Billy are among my favourites.
It pushed boundaries that are still taboo and unheard of on other shows today. Definately gets you thinking. I don't think this show ever got the recognition it deserved as it's truly ahead of its time and not afraid to offend the viewer, unlike many of today's shows, overly concerned with being politically correct.
See how many actors you can spot from other shows, I spotted Josh Radnor from how I met your mother for a start. It seems lots of actors cut their teeth on six feet under.
Pilot episode is all one needs!By a customer , 20 Jul 2011Great pilot episode, gone downhill from there. In fact couldn't care less for the whiny, predictable characters! Really regret wasting my time watching episodes two and three.