Six Feet Under

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Tomato, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Tomato

    Tomato Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Location:
    T.O. in Canada eh!
    I finally finished this epic. And part of me can't stop bawling my eyes out. Something about this show and how you get so attached to these characters. I'm still shocked over what happened to Lisa.

    Any other fans out there?
     
  2. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Location:
    Godsown.
    It may be the best TV show I've ever seen. Definitely in the top two or three, anyway. It's just about flawless, with quite brilliant characters who grow and change in fascinating, believable ways.

    "Everyone's Waiting" - especially the last 10 or so minutes - is peerless, IMO. Brilliant and gut-wrenching.

    Yes, I'm a fan. :lol:
     
  3. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    ^ That pretty much says it all. It's my favorite drama and yes, that ending was a really nice finish to a great series.
     
  4. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Location:
    UK
    I really need to get back to that show. I lost track of it when it first aired, somewhere around the point where she marries James Cromwell and discovers he's a nutter.
     
  5. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Loved the finale; possibly the best final episode of any series. I bawled like a little girl, despite the fact my gf at the time was sitting right beside me.

    The series as a whole was amazing--after The Sopranos, Six Feet Under was IMO the strongest series HBO has aired.
     
  6. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    I loved the series, but I'll be the first to admit that season three is terribly weak television. Luckily it improved again in seasons four and five, and the finale is a wonderful hour+.

    Season one and two remain the best (although I thought season two missed a step with it's first episode, but picked up the pace beginning with the second episode).
     
  7. Hugo Rune

    Hugo Rune Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    On The Beat...
    HBO have my top 3 series' of all time:

    The Wire
    Six Feet Under
    The Sopranos

    They get mixed about as to which one sits at the top, yet the older I get the richer SFU gets too. Seminal TV.

    And I enjoy season 3 overall (though it is the weakest season) as it delves into the real minutia of the characters lives and psyches. This leaves many of the stories perhaps floating on still waters, yet it adds to the layering of the show overall.


    Hugo - The future is just a fucking concept that we use to avoid living today.
     
  8. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    That was the season that heavily featured, Lisa, wasn't it? She was definitely my least-favourite character, and as cold as this may seem, I wasn't sad to see her go...
     
  9. Tomato

    Tomato Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Location:
    T.O. in Canada eh!
    ^

    See I was you I wanted her to be written out. Not freaking chop to to bits. And then what happened after I just wanted her to be back. It was like the writers knew we didn't like her and was like fine you don't like her. This is what we will do and then you will change your mind.
     
  10. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    If I recall correctly the whole Lisa thing happened when Alan Ball was sick and so not directly controlling the writing so when he got back he handled her pretty quickly because he never intended her character to get to that point and didn't plan for that to go that way.

    That said, I think everyone cries at the end of the last episode. Reverend, you must finish it.
     
  11. nickyboy

    nickyboy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I loved this series, its my second favorite series ever after BSG, the finale is amazing. I loved all the characters even with all their flaws!!
     
  12. Tomato

    Tomato Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Location:
    T.O. in Canada eh!
    The flaws are the best part!!!