Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season

Featuring stellar writing and directing, SIX FEET UNDER boasts an outstanding ensemble cast featuring Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Rachel Griffiths, Freddy Rodriguez, Matthew St.

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Patrick, Patricia Clarkson, Kathy Bates, and many others. Created by Alan Ball (the screenwriter behind the Oscar-winning 1999 film AMERICAN BEAUTY), the HBO series could arguably have been called the best show on television during its five-season run. Gaining loyal fans with its complex and involving characters (many of the show's stars came from theatre backgrounds), the series also stood out for its serious themes, its dark humor, and Ball's use of surrealist imagery. The show focuses on a dynamic Los Angeles family that operates a funeral home in the lower levels of the house where they live. When the patriarch of the family dies (in the first episode), his sons are left to run the business, their shared responsibilities producing a constant tension. While the plot often veers from this prem...

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dakalvia: #six_feet_under_the_complete_fifth_season I just rented the final 4 episodes on DVD...amazing writing, acting, soundtrack, and cinematography. I would highly recommend watching any season of Six Feet grows on you quickly and you will soon be addicted. I watched this series on TV while it was still on the air, but missed out on the last 1/2 dozen episodes. I finally got around to renting the last few episodes of the series and it blew me away...I will be hard-pressed to find a replacement to this groundbreaking show. Hmmmm, I really liked Carnivale too...but that has been cancelled unfortunately. Nov 7, 06
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