Six Feet Under

by J-Stacknik

Rachel Griffiths was cast as massage therapist Brenda Chenowith that earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as two Emmy Award nominations.

Six Feet Under was an HBO television series drama that ran from June 3, 2001 to August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes. The series revolved around the Fisher family who ran a funeral home in Los Angeles. The seven central characters of the series were Nate, David, and Claire Fisher and mother Ruth, Fredrico Diaz, who works for the Fishers as a mortician as well as Nate’s on again off again girlfriend Brenda Chenowith and David’s long time boyfriend Keith Charles.

The show was a family drama dealing with the trials and tribulations of the Fisher family but what distinguished the show was its unwavering focus on death. Each episode begins with a death, and that death sets the tone for the episode. So an episode will open with someone rollerblading down a suburban street on a beautiful afternoon and all of a sudden they are on a hill heading down through an intersection and they get hit by a car coming out of nowhere. Next scene would be that person’s name and underneath that the year they were born and the year they died.

A recurring plot device consists of characters having conversations with the dead. Some of the characters converse with the recently deceased and the whole Fisher family converse with their departed father who is one of the recurring characters in the show.

Six Feet Under was a critical as well as a viewer success. It received several awards in its five year history and it had the greatest series finale of all time. The series was cancelled because creator and executive producer Alan Ball said he felt that the show had run its course.

All five seasons are available on DVD in individual box sets and in a collected volume.

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Six Feet Under | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Watch a clip of the show’s finale on Youtube

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