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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 Nate Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 David Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Ruth Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Claire Fisher (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Federico 'Rico' Diaz (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Keith Charles (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Brenda Chenowith (63 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Vanessa Diaz (42 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Billy Chenowith (31 episodes, 2001-2005)
Brenna Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
Bronwyn Tosh ...
 Maya Fisher / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 George Sibley (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Nate) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business. Written by <Laffz00@aol.com>

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Peter Krause (Nate Fisher) originally auditioned for the part of David, as he was impressed by the political/human rights message that the role had and he wanted to stand up for the character. However, the creator, Alan Ball had found the role of Nate Fisher impossible to cast, and was impressed by Krause and his tangible chemistry with Rachel Griffiths (Brenda Chenowith). See more »

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[repeated line]
Ruth Fisher: Really and truly?
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Referenced in Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld' (2005) See more »

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Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Newman
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A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family.
4 June 2001 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This stunning drama series starts out in a disturbingly dramatic way. In the first five minutes the patriarch of the family, Nathaniel Fisher (Richard Jenkins) is killed in a nasty car wreck and makes comical recurring appearances as a hallucination to each living family member. Frances Conroy delivers a powerful performance as his grieving widow who admits that she has been having a long-term affair with a man she met from church, and thinks she's a whore because of which. Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall play brothers Nate and David Fisher who inherit the funeral home upon their father's death and must also care for their mother, Ruth (Conroy) and crack-head sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose). David is the uptight manager of the business, even though he'd rather be doing just about anything else and adding the fact that that he's terrified to admit that he's secretly gay and dating an LAPD police officer (Matthew St. Patrick). Nate on the other hand meets a woman (Rachel Griffiths) on his way home from Seattle to L.A. who's at first captivating yet in a way a little scary.

"Six Feet Under" has a promising future though it may take a few episodes for people to warm up to this seemingly average yet grieving American family that ironically just happens to be in the grief management business. Each episode starts out with a fatality, which leads to a both humorous yet dramatic adventure for the rest of that episode. The show is not really about death per say, it's mostly about the lies family members tell each other. The leads are well-cast and well-acted. The show is beautifully shot including the most gorgeous opening credits sequence on TV set to music written by Thomas Newman. "Six Feet Under" is a show I'll keep watching with it's humor, tragedy, and mischief surrounding death and the "American Way."


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