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Six Feet Under: The greatest television series ever in all of existence

AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Social Entropy++
Though I've already seen the entire series twice, I just now bought the first three seasons on dvd. Never has there been any form of art, in any medium, that has moved me the way this show did. It is interesting to note that not only is Alan Ball responsible for my favorite television series, he's also wrote my favorite film of all time, American Beauty.

Are there any other Six Feet Under fans on this board?

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited September 2008
    I just bought the complete seasons 1-5 boxset so I'll get back to you when I watch it all

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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I need to watch this, especially since Mr Hall is AMAZING :D

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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  • bongibongi regular
    edited September 2008
    I love the bit in the first episode (IT'S THE ONLY ONE I'VE WATCHED OKAY) where Ruth hears that Nathaniel has died and starts streaming and throwing stuff on the floor

    I think that's what I'd do too

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i think this is the only series i've ever watched every episode of

    it's really fantastic

    edit: though the second-last season i think got a bit soapy and less interesting. it redeemed itself by the end i reckon

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    You know, I've never actually watched this show.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Jesus Christ just watching the Season 5 promo gives me chills. The video I posted above is the Season 3 promo.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    such a fantastic show

    it's the only TV series that I've ever found to be emotionally moving

    and the finale is still the best of any show

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i think this is the only series i've ever watched every episode of

    it's really fantastic

    edit: though the second-last season i think got a bit soapy and less interesting. it redeemed itself by the end i reckon


    Season 4 is the black sheep I suppose. It went darker than previous seasons, though it's hard to imagine how that's even possible.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The only show that can make me tear up with every episode.

    Easily the greatest show in history.

    Ruth is my favourite character.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Monoxide wrote: »
    such a fantastic show

    it's the only TV series that I've ever found to be emotionally moving

    and the finale is still the best of any show


    Quoted for motherfucking TRUTH. That finale is the best hour of television ever filmed. I must have watched that thing 10 times.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The finale was so good, oh my god.

    Sia was perfect for it.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a shame that the Six Feet Under creator's new show looks like total ass. Teen vampire drama? Bleh.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    It's a shame that the Six Feet Under creator's new show looks like total ass. Teen vampire drama? Bleh.

    I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. I love vampires and I think the locale (Lousianna) is really intriguing. But I wasn't aware it was a teen drama. If that is the case, I don't know. But Ball has never given me a reason to doubt him.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    It's a shame that the Six Feet Under creator's new show looks like total ass. Teen vampire drama? Bleh.

    I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. I love vampires and I think the locale (Lousianna) is really intriguing. But I wasn't aware it was a teen drama. If that is the case, I don't know. But Ball has never given me a reason to doubt him.
    Actually, I'll hold myself to this. I'll watch the first episode later tonight.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    It's a shame that the Six Feet Under creator's new show looks like total ass. Teen vampire drama? Bleh.

    I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. I love vampires and I think the locale (Lousianna) is really intriguing. But I wasn't aware it was a teen drama. If that is the case, I don't know. But Ball has never given me a reason to doubt him.

    well it's more of a twentysomethings drama, if they're focusing on the characters they have been

    with the exception of the hundred and fifty year old vampire

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Since that Sia video doesn't show, here's the song in the Season 5 promo.

    Spoiler for those that haven't seen the series, though it doesn't really give away anything major.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I bought the album because of that song. The whole album is great.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    I bought the album because of that song. The whole album is great.

    Indeed it is. I've been meaning to pick up her new stuff.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    <3 sia

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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  • Firematic.Firematic. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    my favorite scene in the whole series is when they set up Keith to be security for Michelle Trachtenberg.
    Theyre all about to have weird "white girl on gay black dude sex" and she says "i dont take it up the ass" and his reply is "that makes one of us".

    goddam awesome.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy!

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  • Retarded_TurkeyRetarded_Turkey Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh wow, I forgot how awesome Nate was.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    I've got season 1 sitting here waiting to be watched. The anticipation is palpable.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Monoxide wrote: »
    such a fantastic show

    it's the only TV series that I've ever found to be emotionally moving

    and the finale is still the best of any show

    This.

    For me, Six Feet Under perhaps wasn't the most entertaining show, or the most consistent. But when it hits its highs it hits higher than pretty much anything out there.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Monoxide wrote: »
    such a fantastic show

    it's the only TV series that I've ever found to be emotionally moving

    and the finale is still the best of any show

    This.

    For me, Six Feet Under perhaps wasn't the most entertaining show, or the most consistent. But when it hits its highs it hits higher than pretty much anything out there.
    I found it entirely entertaining and engrossing. So much more than any other show in fact. I watched an entire season in one sitting - I've never done that with a show before. I just couldn't turn it off.
    Of course, I was an emotional wreck after that marathon, but it was worth it :P

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  • MetacortexMetacortex The Prettiest Zombie Coeur d'CoeursRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I get goosebumps and a little teary eyed everytime I hear Breathe Me.

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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This is on our netflix soon
    :D

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Picked up Seasons 4 and 5 today to complete my collection. 8-)

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    neville wrote: »
    This is on our netflix soon
    :D

    hey neville, you should add Dead Like Me to your queue, if you haven't already seen it. two seasons of pure awesome. One of the characters, Mason, is totally hot in a skeevy way. just the way i like 'em

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  • PolksterPolkster Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Though I've already seen the entire series twice, I just now bought the first three seasons on dvd. Never has there been any form of art, in any medium, that has moved me the way this show did. It is interesting to note that not only is Alan Ball responsible for my favorite television series, he's also wrote my favorite film of all time, American Beauty.

    Are there any other Six Feet Under fans on this board?

    If you like pretentious bullshit, then yeah, absolutely.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If someone makes me a decent Nate sig/av, I will be adorned with it for quite some time.

    It is a phenemonal show, even if I hated Nate and Brenda as a couple. God. . . I hated her. It seems that Nate agrees with me, though.

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  • nosnibornosnibor Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I enjoyed it well enough, and it had some great emotional moments, but there were some bits I really had a problem with. Such as the season (3 i think) premiere where it's months after the (season 2?) surgery cliffhanger and Nate is inexplicably married to Hippie Girl.

    I wanted to reach through the screen and strangle Claire a lot. Such an insufferable little cunt.

    Ruth reminded me a lot of the crazy side of my mother, so that got a bit old as well.

    edit: Brenda probably edges out Claire for "worst insufferable cunt," but not by much.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ruth has always been my favorite character on the show.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ruth has always been my favorite character on the show.
    Word.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Claire isn't that fucking bad. She's a kid. She doesn't know any better. Furthermore, she's just a younger, girl version of Nate mixed with all of David's insecurities.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd nail the daughter

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Word.

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  • MetacortexMetacortex The Prettiest Zombie Coeur d'CoeursRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    neville wrote: »
    This is on our netflix soon
    :D

    hey neville, you should add Dead Like Me to your queue, if you haven't already seen it. two seasons of pure awesome. One of the characters, Mason, is totally hot in a skeevy way. just the way i like 'em

    Dead Like Me was fucking great. I haven't watched the entire second season yet though. Since I heard it was canceled I have a block about it, not because I don't think it's good, but I think I'll be depressed afterwards because there's no more.

    Though I read they're working on a DVD movie, so that's probably when I'll pick it back up.

    Also, you might want to post about it in the Pushing Daisies thread as they were both created by the same person, Bryan Fuller, and with just those two shows, he will have my fan following forever.

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