I first bought series one a few years back. I'd heard good things about Six Feet Under but must admit a TV show about a funeral home and death sounded, well quite morbid and depressing! I took a risk about bought series one anyway and it was just amazing. Very touching, moving but also very funny at times and far from depressing and morbid. Alan Ball is such an original writer!
Since then I bought each series as it came out. They've all been very good, although season 3 and 4 were probably my least favourite. Still good but not quite as brilliant as the first 2.
Season 5 was a truly amazing and also very fitting end to this inspiring TV show. The very last part of the last episode is so, so moving - I defy anyone not to shed a tear!
So my final words ( not literally I hope ) are - GO BUY IT!