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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 27, 2003
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Jasmine Guy, Laura Harris
  • Summary: 18-year-old George Lass (Ellen Muth) dies when a toilet from the MIR space station falls from the sky and hits her. However, soon she discovers that afterlife really does exist... she becomes a reaper - she helps in catching the souls of people moments before they're destined to die. Then18-year-old George Lass (Ellen Muth) dies when a toilet from the MIR space station falls from the sky and hits her. However, soon she discovers that afterlife really does exist... she becomes a reaper - she helps in catching the souls of people moments before they're destined to die. Then she meets a group of reapers who collect people's souls. The main reaper is Rube (Mandy Patinkin), who is always playing smart, Roxy (Jasmine Guy), a reaper with an attitude, Mason (Callum Blue), a confused and funny reaper and Daisy (Laura Harris), a beautiful reaper full of mysteries. The other characters include George's family - mother Joy (Cynthia Stevenson), father Clancy (Greg Kean) and sister Reggie (Britt McKillip), who each have their own way to deal with George's death.

    Now that she has a new life, George will try to deal with her new job as a reaper and the fact that she is dead. While learning some important lessons, George gets a job at Happy Time, a office lead by Delores Herbig (played by Christine Willes), a funny woman who is always optimistic and tries to be everybody's friend while leading a perfect life. The other recurring characters include Crystal (Crystal Dahl), a Happy Time secretary that does not talk much and Der Waffle House's waitress Kiffany (Patricia Idlette). The only bad move was Rebecca Gayheart's removal from the show. Apparently, she was unable to renew her contract so her character was sadly written out of the show.

    The main description for the show could easily be described as "funny and morbid". It debuted on Showtime in 2003. The show quickly became an absolute hit and some people even paid to view Showtime just to watch the show that everyone talks about. However, just a year after, when season 2 finished, the show was unexpectedly canceled by Showtime, which was one of the worst moves ever for a TV station like that. Then, MGM tried to sell the show to another station, but the attempt failed and the show was left dead.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Suspense
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  1. May 25, 2013
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    Following on from the first season George has now been a reaper for more than a year and is starting to realise that life as a reaper is justFollowing on from the first season George has now been a reaper for more than a year and is starting to realise that life as a reaper is just as complicated as life as a teenager as she continues to collect souls whilst managing her own development into adulthood.

    This second season was certainly on a par with the first as the show continued to demonstrate its unique brand of black comedy and we really start to become invested in the characters lives. Unfortunately Dead Like Me remained a tough sell and it continued to struggle in the ratings and that was a shame. It may not have been perfect but it was certainly different and you could do a lot worse watch the two seasons, and follow up movie, now available on streaming services and DVD.
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