Six Feet Under 5 Seasons 2001

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Season 1
(53) IMDb 9/10

1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

In the series premiere, Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to the shattering news of his father's death.

Starring:
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall
Runtime:
1 hour 2 minutes

Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Alan Ball
Starring Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall
Supporting actors Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy RodríGuez, Mathew St. Patrick, Rachel Griffiths
Season year 2001
Network HBO
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Stapelberg on 19 April 2010
Format: DVD
I bought all five dvd-boxsets of this tv-show after being recommended by many friends and after seeing the rave reviews, I decided I would buy them (as I love most other HBO series) I had no idea what I was getting into but I'm glad I did. This show is one of the best things ever to grace our tv's- truly. This show has depths, it is packed with laughs and tears. After watching the amazing "American Beauty" I did some background research and found that it was written from the same producer (Alan Ball) that wrote for Six Feet Under and writes for "True Blood" after learning this, I immediately began watching. With superb performances from Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Rachael Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters) and Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money) this show is one of the few out there that are truly amazing- add this to your basket now- you won't be disappointed. Warning: Contains the odd, graphic sex scene, hard drug use, very strong language and nudity. This show is not rated 15, as indicated by Amazon, it is, in fact, 18, as does the box inform. Happy watching!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bazbantam on 13 July 2003
Format: DVD
Quite simply, Six Feet Under takes everything that is glorious about being a TV show and develops it structure like a fine art, giving us a finished product that is nowhere short of perfection.
The premise of the show is unbelievably simple, it follows a dysfunctional family who run a funeral home. However, you only need to scratch the surface of the show to reveal the complexities of all the characters. Ruth Fisher is going through a kind of mid-life crisis following the death of her husband, David Fisher is being pressured to come to come to terms with his sexuality, occassionally from corpses, Nate Fisher has to deal with running a business/life that he had long run away from, whilst his girlfriend has such unbelivable depth of character that you'd imagine you'd need a series of novels about her to really understand where she's coming from.
Nothing can sum up this show, it simply has to be seen. This DVD release is perfect for beginers, its unbelivable value for money, you get the whole first series so there's no need to wait for the next great episode, and the extras are pretty neat, especially a detailed examination of the making of the opening credits.
Hopefully a second series box set won't be far behind, after seeing the multiple cliff-hanging storylines at the end of this, any length of time to wait would be too long.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Aug 2003
Format: DVD
The second series of Six Feet Under ended not so long ago, and it's gone and left the same void in my life that the first one did when it reached it's dramatic climax last year. Because unless you're into watching talentless teenagers whine on shows like Pop Idol and Fame Academy, there's nothing on TV worth watching. Thankfully the first series of this amazing show is available on DVD and I don't have to live without it until Series 3 comes to terrestrial TV. It's quite weird how this show draws you in, and suddenly you can't bear to live without a weekly dose of the Fishers.
There are few things, either on TV or in the cinema, that blend gripping drama and dark humour together as well as this. The funeral home setting is original and gives the series it's running theme - a family that faces the impact death has on a person every single day. This brings each family member to face something about themselves during the series, and makes for some pretty barmy situations. The central characters are fascinating and likeable and the drama is shocking and arresting. It's difficult to say what's so brilliant about SFU without spoiling it, but the quality of writing and acting is so high throughout...
If you like dramatic, funny TV that dares to be different, you've probably seen Six Feet Under already, and should be getting this now. The extras on the discs are pretty lacklustre, but the strength of the series is enough to guarantee it'll be worth buying.
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Format: DVD
I only recently watched the first series of Six Feet under after my husband told me how good it was when he say it a few years ago. I thought I would buy the first series and decide for myself.

It is completely non-stop laughter, sadness and very sexy and all done so well. Totally absorbing, I could not stop watching it! and when I did I couldn't wait for the next episode. The acting is first-class and story lines are brilliant! Needless to say I bought the rest of the series all in one go. I will not go into the plot of the series as it has been done so many times in previous reviews. All I will say is Just Watch IT!! You will NOT be disappointed!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ravi R on 16 Aug 2004
Format: DVD
Ah! The life of morticians... How dead their lives must be? Oh, how wrong we all are... 'Fisher & Sons' may be a funeral home but it's a funeral home that's about to change...
The story opens with one Nathaniel Fisher (Richard Jenkins) making his way to the airport to pick up Nathaniel Jr (the underrated Peter Krause) whose flying in for the annual Christmas dinner. While on the phone with his wife, Ruth (the most realistic fifty-something mother on the box succulently played by Frances Conroy), Nathaniel gets hit by a bus and the "new hearse" along with Nathaniel, "is totalled." Awaiting the arrival of his father, Nath, is taken for a "ride" at the airport. The woman you ask, one Brenda Chanowith (the most convincing un-American American ever! Australian actress Rachel Griffiths assumes this position). Add some spice in the form of a seventeen-year-old Claire Fisher (TV's little angel Lauren Ambrose) and her messed-up closeted, law aspiring and now mortician forever brother David (Broadway's Michael C. Hall) and you have a show that's got more flavour and originality than The Sopranos!
Academy-Award winning writer Alan Ball is at the helm of yet another unique and odd look at American life with an HBO original series called "Six Feet Under." Ball's outstanding look on life is something that many of us crave and you know what - we just might get it. As creator, executive producer and occasional director on this much-anticipated show we see life through the eyes of the Fishers. With each writer's outstanding contribution to the number one show ever, we begin to identify with the characters and in this way enhances our views on life. Ball's universal themes of acceptance, depression and happiness subtly encapsulate the world into a single unit.
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