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Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season

June 4, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  • ISBN13: 9780783122663
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

From Alan Ball, the Oscar(r) winning writer of “American Beauty”, comes a series that digs where others fear to tread. When a bus kills Nathaniel Fisher, owner of the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles, the tragedy casts a pall on the homecoming of his prodigal son Nate. Together with with mother Ruth, brother David and sister Claire, they must address the family business, and the many more personal matters that arise when your life is Six Feet Under.DVD Features:
Audio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Episodic Previews
Episodic Recaps
The Fishers are your typical dysfunctional family. … More >>

Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season


5 Responses to “Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season”
  1. Anonymous says:

    The Amazon staffer who compared it (on the DVD page) to a cross between Twin Peaks and Family was dead on. Because it’s cutesy and content-free on the one hand, sentimental and melodramatic on the other. Most of the actors/actresses look like models and can’t act, the supposedly “mysterious” Brenda is just another cliche, and the insistent soundtrack is a nausea-inducing combination of Rick Marvin Air Pudding and K-Tel hits. This mix might be “addictive” for some, but then again so is heroin.

    Look, I’m someone who believes that TV CAN be great art. A cross between, say, Barney Miller and, The Outer Limits might be more to my liking. But this bucket of suds? Forget it.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. FLbeachbum says:

    I took a sneak venture into the world of TV (specifically HBO) by renting The Complete First Season of SFU from the public library. Immediately I was struck by this show as being one made for people who think they’re sophisticated viewers of “quality TV” (an oxymoron if there ever was one), when really they’re just Couch Potatoes. It’s the faux ‘hipness’, which essentially amounts to people being rude and insensitive toward one another. I would sooner live in the Montana wilderness a la Unabomber than among cold creatures like these. Nevertheless I must grant it three stars because all of the actors play their parts well; at least I certainly hope it’s an act. The ‘Brenda’ character and family especially should have KEEP AWAY messages tattooed on them. But again, the series is better than Alan Ball’s nightmare of a movie, “American Beauty”. The only reason I had the misfortune of suffering through that disaster is because I was a guest in someone’s home. In any case, public libraries are a boon; I would never recommend owning DVD’s, and in fact I’m too cheap to even pay a Blockbuster rental fee (or HBO cable fee). But then, I’m just not ‘hip’…
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. I have had friends tell me how fabulous this series is. I’ve read reviews of how fantastic it is. I don’t get HBO, so I rented the DVD of the first season. I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

    Six Feet Under is a series about the lives of the family members of a small family owned funeral home – Fischer and Sons. The neer-do-well prodigal son, the secretly gay younger son, the lonely, lost teenaged daughter, the sad, unhappy wife, and the deceased patriarch, whom it turns out no one really knew much about.

    The show begins each episode interestingly enough – someone dies in some odd way and ends up at the funeral home. The person’s death in some way becomes associated with the overall story in a convoluted morality tale for the family.

    The acting is just fine and the scripts are good as well. I just don’t get the point of the show. CSI is a show about crime scene investigation that gives us the gory details of crimes and the science in solving them. Crossing Jordan is a night-time soap slipped in under the premise of a crime investigation show. Six Feet Under is a night-time soap that is set in a funeral parlor – nothing more.

    Dynasty, Dallas, and Falcon Crest were larger than life night-time soaps that reveled in their extravagance. Six Feet Under is really quite pedestrian. It’s nothing terriby interesting – it just has an interesting setting. It’s an American funeral parlor version of Eastenders, without the fun.

    I think I’ll stick to CSI for a good thrill ride on TV and leave the soaps to the HBO subscribers.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. csmith400 says:

    At first promising, this series quickly unwinds because the characters are not particularly interesting. Because of this, the writers choose to insert one bizarre situation or tragedy after another in order to give the characters something new to complain about.

    Not any of the characters acts like the adults that they are supposed to be, and not one of them is aware of the simple truth that if you’re miserable, being in a lousy relationship isn’t going to cure you of being miserable. The Gay Sex Death Hour is neither funny, witty, or poignant, and your money would be better spent elsewhere.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. A. Pitts says:

    so far, still watching the first season. But can tell you that by only watching the first show i would give the season a 2. the first show of any season should grab your attention, and they do that but they just dont do a very good job at keeping it. In the first show, theres death, closet “hook ups”, gay soft core love scenes and just plain drama, wonder what the rest of the shows are going to be like. If you are into the slow paced ironic drama then this show is for you.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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