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Six Feet Under 5 Seasons 2001

Season 1
4.3 out of 5 stars (71) IMDb 8.8/10

The complete first season of the US drama show set around a family-run Los Angeles funeral parlour. In the pilot episode Nate returns home to his family when his father is killed in a car crash. In 'The Will' Nate and David are awarded the family funeral business in their father's will. 'The Foot' has the Fishers consider selling the business to rival undertaker Kroehner. 'Familia' sees the fam...

Starring:
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall

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Season 1

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1. Pilot

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

AGES-15-AND-OVER 3 June 2001 1 hour, 2 minutes
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2. The Will

After a pyramid scheme owner dies and leaves his wife and baby daughter with a load of debt, Nate (Peter Krause) offers to loan them a casket. Meanwhile, the Fisher family attend the reading of their father's will.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 10 June 2001 51 minutes
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3. The Foot

When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) to put the pieces back together. The family considers selling the funeral business altogether to Kroehner.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 17 June 2001 52 minutes
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4. Familia

After a gang member is killed, the Fishers find that his family's wishes for burial differ from those of his gang leader. Nate's girlfriend Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) makes an unfavorable impression during a family dinner.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 24 June 2001 51 minutes
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5. An Open Book

Ruth is stunned by the visitors at a porn star's wake; Nate has a strange first meeting with Brenda's brother Billy (Jeremy Sisto); and Keith takes issue with David's desire to replace his father as deacon at the family church.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 July 2001 54 minutes
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6. The Room

An ornery widower camps out in the Fisher Funeral Home; sparks fly between Claire and Billy; Ruth spurns Hiram and is later wooed by a Russian florist; David is pursued by a pushy parishioner while performing charity work.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 8 July 2001 57 minutes
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7. Brotherhood

When a young Army vet dies of Gulf War Syndrome, his brother opts for a cremation and disposal of the body; Ruth has Hiram over to cook dinner and then takes a job with Nikolai; David's church involvement results in his casting a very important vote.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 15 July 2001 50 minutes
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8. Crossroads

In an effort to raise income, Nate and David rent out a room in the funeral home; Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike; Ruth attempts to reconcile her feelings about Hiram; Brenda's Aussie friend gets under Nate's skin.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 22 July 2001 56 minutes
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9. Life's Too Short

A tragedy reunites Claire with a guy who sullied her reputation at school; David and his new boyfriend run into Keith and his new partner on the disco circuit; and Ruth has an eye-opening camping trip with Hiram.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 29 July 2001 55 minutes
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10. The New Person

Nate (Peter Krause) and David hire an outspoken mortician (Illeana Douglas); Billy's photo gallery exhibit features one particularly surprising shot; and Claire frets over Gabe's inconsistent behavior.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 5 August 2001 58 minutes
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11. The Trip

Nate (Peter Krause), David (Michael C. Hall) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) take an interesting trip to Vegas for a funeral directors' conference; a baby's death from SIDS stuns the family; and Ruth (Frances Conroy) takes a floral-arrangement class.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 12 August 2001 54 minutes
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12. A Private Life

A gay man's murder forces David to confont his own fears about his lifestyle; Brenda's parents and Nate consider getting help for the increasingly troubled Billy...but Brenda isn't so sure that's the answer.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 19 August 2001 56 minutes
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13. Knock, Knock

In the first season's final episode, written and directed by series creator Alan Ball, the Fisher family experiences the control-freak side of Tracy Montrose Blaire; Brenda visits a remorseful Billy; David faces problems at his church.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 19 August 2001 59 minutes
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Customer Reviews

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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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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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By A Customer on 31 Aug. 2003
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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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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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