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A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

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Alan Ball
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Top Rated TV #86 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 55 wins & 162 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Krause ...  Nate Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Michael C. Hall ...  David Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Frances Conroy ...  Ruth Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Lauren Ambrose ...  Claire Fisher 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Freddy Rodríguez ...  Federico 'Rico' Diaz 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Mathew St. Patrick ...  Keith Charles 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Rachel Griffiths ...  Brenda Chenowith 63 episodes, 2001-2005
Justina Machado ...  Vanessa Diaz 42 episodes, 2001-2005
Jeremy Sisto ...  Billy Chenowith 31 episodes, 2001-2005
Brenna Tosh Brenna Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
Bronwyn Tosh Bronwyn Tosh ...  Maya Fisher / ... 30 episodes, 2003-2005
James Cromwell ...  George Sibley 27 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

Nathaniel Fisher, his wife Ruth, and their children David and Claire run a small funeral business that offers the best care to be found anywhere close by. Prodigal son Nate Jr. arrives home for Christmas just as his father is killed by a bus, and has to stick around when he and David are willed the funeral service together. How does a family who helps others deal with grief deal with its own? Written by rmlohner

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Feet Under See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(63 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Set in Los Angeles because, according to series creator Alan Ball, LA is the "world capital of the denial of death". See more »

Goofs

In season 4, when little Maya is at least two years old, she never walks. Nate will carry her along all day and never let her down on her own feet. Even when he needs his hands for other reason, he handles the "not a baby anymore-child" to his mother instead of just putting her down. Poor Maya in this way seems to be with a mobility handicap. See more »

Quotes

[holding picture]
Nate: There's something weird about twins, about these twins anyway.
[shows picture to Brenda]
Brenda: They're cute.
Nate: They smell like bananas.
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Spoofed in American Dad!: Con Heir (2005) See more »

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Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Newman
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This moved me...please read...my opinion
20 March 2009 | by StevenCourasSee all my reviews

I started watching this show cause it was on cable HBO on-demand a few months ago. I always heard good things about it. Plus I figured HBO has provided me with some of my favorite shows in the past few years (Entourage, The Sapranos, True Blood) so this should be pretty good.

The show came out while I was in college, where we had no cable since I lived on campus but my friends and stuff that went home on the weekends raved about this show.

So needless to say I gave it a try. I was hooked…every month HBO on demand would give us 7 new episodes and I would watch them all within the first 3 days.

4 months later I was up to the first half of season 4. Finishing those episodes pretty fast I went online and started watching the second half and all of season 5 online cause I could not stop, I was SO hooked.

I just finished watching the final episode… WOW.

This show came full circle and ended so perfectly. Watching all 5 seasons, I was moved. The final 8 minutes I watched 4 times cause it was done so well, I was moved… I lost a best friend of mine a year ago to a tragic accident. I think about her every day. Death has always scared me, its my biggest fear and watching this show sometimes made me go nuts with all the analyzing of death and life but I still watched and sometimes it made me feel better and gave me some perspective on the subject.

I really related a lot to the character of Nate. He reminds me of me in a lot of ways and I liked Clair also but towards the end of the series I fully understood each character, their pain, their lives, everything… I have family and friends just like them, we all do.

This show really captures life. The bad and the good… and the really bad…and the moments in between.

I am 26 years old, and I don't think their will ever be another show like this on TV ever again. I am even a little bit sad that I wont be keeping tabs on the Fisher family and their friends ever again now that the show is over.

"Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, ends" and so did Six Feet Under.

Thank you to the writers, producers, director, and actors for making this important show about life and death. It helped me in some ways with my own views on death and life…Thank you.


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