Last night, around 5:00, as I realized I was quite literally the only one in the house [except for maybe the cats] because the grandparents were at their monthly "Supper Club", My sister was at her friend's, and Steph was at work until closing [which meant 9:30ish]. So I decided to go back and watch an episode or two of what I consider my favorite television show of all time: Six Feet Under. For those that haven't heard of the show, it isn't exactly for the faint of heart- although it's not gory, or remotely scary.. just [for lack of a better term] accurate. It's a drama series from HBO that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. The series begins with the oldest son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. So basically, a funny [and emotional] look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business. I first watched this show back when it was on in 2001; and wasn't the biggest fan- until I continued watching as I laughed, cried, and pushed through life with The Fishers [the main family] I decided to pick up where I left off [naturally], which was a few episodes off from finishing off season 3. I forgot how much I actually fell in love with this show- the characters are fantastic, the story-telling is beautiful, and the directing is superb.
One episode in particular that I watched; "Death Works Overtime" was one of the saddest things I've ever watched [except for the famous series finale; "Everyone's Waiting"] to the point where I actually cried along as the viewer watches Nate [as seen in the middle of the picture above] breakdown with tears streaming down his face.. Steph even asked what was wrong when she called my cell. I couldn't get over how upset I felt. Never [until this show] have I ever cried, due to a show- I just couldn't hold it back.. and this is what I mean; when a show can affect you to such an extreme, it's then you know you have a fantastic show. I do intend to go and finish Season 3, primarily because I love this show, I need to finish up to thge series end- Season5, and also because it ended on a cliffhanger [I still have 2 episodes to go and then on to Season4!]. If I haven't said it already [and I'm pretty sure I have before] this is one of the best shows that has ever been on TV, and I am so glad I found it.. It made me realize that life is important, and that one of the best shows; deals with death.. One last thing I'll leave you with [in case you didn't notice/know already]; that is Michael C. Hall you're seeing in the picture above- he actually plays the younger brother; David. [as seen below]
[I loved him before he was in Dexter]
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