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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 3, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Mathew St. Patrick, Justina Machado, Jeremy Sisto
  • Summary: When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series that takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Apr 15, 2013
    So daring, richly multi-dimensional and culturally provocative that it's almost anti-television. [3 June 2001, p.2F]
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Apr 15, 2013
    Six Feet Under establishes from the start that it will be unflinching and brazen and, as it happens, scorchingly brilliant. [3 June 2001, p.G01]
  3. 100
    Too dark, too true, too uncompromising for the network audience...It isn't really, of course. The suits make a habit of underestimating the American television audience, then they wonder why it keeps leaving. [1 June 2001, p.E-1]
  4. A surreal, visually striking, insightful comedy-drama about the American way of death and a troubled middle-class family that deals with mortality every day. [3 June 2001, p.6E]
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Apr 15, 2013
    The gracefully gonzo result is funny and affecting, and sometimes it is downright insightful. Good grief. [1 June 2001, p.1E]
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Apr 15, 2013
    Tender and sometimes humorously bent. Yes, some very nice moments in initial installments of its 13-episode commitment from HBO, but nothing shooting you to the moon. [1 June 2001, p.C1]
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Apr 15, 2013
    Six Feet Under is as artificial as the AstroTurf funeral directors place around a grave site. [3 June 2001, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 18, 2013
    This show is really one of the best pieces in television history. I still enjoy watching every single episode after so many years. It's truly great. All of it, the acting, the writing, the storyline. Just AMAZING. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2011
    Uma excelente primeira temporada que, mesmo não tendo um cliffhanger, faz você salivar pela segunda temporada. Nunca vi personagens tão bons numa mesma série. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2012
    Quite possibly the best show ever made. Is it even a show? Felt pretty real to me.
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    The best show ever made. Feels real. It's honest. It's everything you want from a tv show. Great acting. Great Writing. All of the characters really grow on you. Especially, Nate and David. Phenomenal season. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    This show kept me hooked after watching one episode and had drama that I enjoyed watching. All of the characters acted to perfection as their role/character. I simply loved ALL of this season, all of the plots, subplots, characters, and fuenerals. Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2013
    The best show I've ever watch. Period. Beautifully acted. Even though the writing is not always perfect, the message of this show is marvelous
  7. Nov 17, 2012
    Not for those looking for feel good stories. Not for those looking for thrills and chills. Not for those looking for plot hooks to surprise or inspire you. But if your looking for a dialogue, character driven stories to invoke some thought on our culture, then Six Feet Under is your show. This is a show that I will continue to watch and probably enjoy, but will never run to my set to see what happens next. That is Six Feet Under in a nutshell. Collapse

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