Six Feet Under
Dark, comical and really rather wonderful, it's little wonder that Six Feet Under flowed from the same pen that gave us the equally incredible American Beauty. Alan Ball's HBO series about a dysfunctional Pasadena family who run an independent funeral home was a wonderful meditation on life, love and grief. Headed up by Peter Krause as the prodigal elder son Nate Fisher and featuring Michael C Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose and Rachel Griffiths, the cast, like every facet of this compelling production, oozed class.
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Season 2, episode 8). The closest Six Feet Under ever got to a Christmas special, this funny and emotional episode finds the family getting together to celebrate the holiday season and commemorate the one year anniversary of Nathaniel Sr's death.
Did You Know?
Within a week of the first episode being aired, HBO renewed the show for a second season.
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