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TV Spotlight: Six Feet Under

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:30pm by manz

Critically acclaimed Six Feet Under is one of the most amazing shows to flicker across a television screen. The award-winning show aired for five seasons on HBO, from 2001-2005 – and it’s aged well for a fresh watch or a revisit. If you haven’t met the Fisher family you need to immediately head on over for an awkward dinner.

The show focuses on the dysfunctional Fishers, who run and live in a funeral home in California. The controlling mother Ruth and her three grown children: The angsty teen Claire, the rebel Nate, the responsible David, and their assorted spouses. The show begins with a death close to the family that alters the lives of everyone. The actors do an amazing job of portraying these lovingly flawed characters – you can’t help but root for them as life’s curveballs incessantly head their way.

Stellar writing makes five seasons worth of a drama series fly by effortlessly. And fair warning, the final episode is one of the best you’ll ever see as far as series finales go, and that’s not just me talking. So, if you’re looking for a thinker of a drama with some melodramatic funeral directors, you’re all set here with Six Feet Under.

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