Six Feet Under

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  • TV-MA
  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.7  (140,829)

Six Feet Under is a critically acclaimed drama series from HBO that aired from 2001 to 2005. The show, which was created by Alan Ball, follows the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles. The series stars Peter Krause as Nate Fisher, the eldest son who returns home after the death of his father to help his family run the business. Michael C. Hall plays Nate's younger brother David Fisher, who is deeply closeted and struggling with his sexuality.

Frances Conroy plays Ruth Fisher, the matriarch of the family who is struggling with her own personal demons. Lauren Ambrose plays Claire Fisher, the youngest member of the family and an aspiring artist. Freddy Rodriguez plays Federico Diaz, a recent employee at the funeral home who becomes a close friend of the Fisher family. Mathew St. Patrick plays Keith Charles, David's boyfriend and a police officer. Rachel Griffiths plays Brenda Chenowith, Nate's girlfriend who comes from a troubled family.

The show explores themes of death, grief, family, relationships, and identity. Each episode begins with a death, which sets the tone for that particular episode. The Fisher family is often called upon to comfort the loved ones of the deceased, giving the writers of the show ample opportunity to explore different reactions to death.

The show is known for its dark humor, which often comes out of the awkward situations that arise from running a funeral home. The series also deals with issues such as mental illness, addiction, and infidelity.

The Fisher family is not immune to the turmoil that they see in their clients. Each member of the family is dealing with their own struggles, which often spill over into their personal and professional lives. Nate is haunted by his father's death and struggling to find meaning in his own life. David is trying to find his place in the world and come to terms with his sexuality. Ruth is trying to find her own identity after years of being a wife and mother. Claire is trying to find her way as an artist and come to terms with her own mortality.

The show is also known for its innovative use of music. Each episode features a different selection of songs that help to set the mood for the episode. The show's theme song, "Six Feet Under (Title Theme)" by composer Thomas Newman, has become iconic and is instantly recognisable to fans of the show.

Six Feet Under received widespread critical acclaim, winning numerous awards throughout its five-season run. The show was praised for its writing, character development, and acting. Many fans of the show consider it to be one of the greatest TV dramas of all time.

In conclusion, Six Feet Under is a groundbreaking drama series that explores complex themes of death, grief, family, relationships, and identity. The show's innovative use of music, dark humor, and intense character development make it a must-watch for fans of dramatic television.

Six Feet Under is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on June 3, 2001.

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Everyone's Waiting
12. Everyone's Waiting
August 21, 2005
In the series finale, David finally embraces a demon; Keith gives 'tough love'; Nathaniel talks to his younger son; Brenda delivers and fights Nate's negativity; Claire gets an exciting call; and Ted inspires sexy photos.
11. Static
August 14, 2005
As David's fears take over, Keith tries to protect him--and the boys; Billy attends to his sister; Claire goes on a drunken harassment spree and pushes Ted away; Rico pushes for a talk about the business; George tries to help Ruth with Maya.
All Alone
10. All Alone
August 7, 2005
While David attends to family business, Keith makes an embarrassing self-discovery on the job; Brenda is challenged by Nate and answers a hard question for Maya; Margaret compares herself to her daughter; Ruth lets Bettina play nurse.
9. Ecotone
July 31, 2005
David and Keith get comfortable with their new family life; Claire is shocked to discover she and Ted share a passion for politics; Ruth finds empowerment in the woods; Maggie is forced to make some awkward calls; Brenda faces several truths at once.
Singing For Our Lives
8. Singing For Our Lives
July 24, 2005
A young Latina's funeral raises questions about the culture--and future--of Fisher and Diaz. Meanwhile, David and Keith are upset when they're not in the driver's seat; and Claire takes her co-worker Ted to an art school show.
The Silence
7. The Silence
July 17, 2005
David and Keith struggle to create parent-child boundaries; When Brenda and Nate get some ambiguous news, it confirms their views on life and death; Ruth fills her schedule with activities, but has trouble unwinding.
The Rainbow of Her Reasons
6. The Rainbow of Her Reasons
July 10, 2005
Ruth happily helps 'circle the wagons' when Sarah calls; David and Keith discover it's hard work playing house with Anthony and his brother Durrell; Nate muses on the loss of his first love; Claire finds a temporary financial solution.
Eat a Peach
5. Eat a Peach
July 4, 2005
Nate and Brenda discuss giving Maya a 'coherent narrative'; David and Keith await news from Mary, and meet a special little boy; Vanessa is shocked when Julio gets into trouble at school--and mortified when Rico schmoozes things over.
Time Flies
4. Time Flies
June 27, 2005
Brenda is disturbed by Nate's reaction to her news; Ruth shares her feelings about George with her knitting circle; David and Keith 'propose' to Mary and meet Roger's unconventional family; Rico is shocked at how Vanessa and the boys are doing.
Hold My Hand
3. Hold My Hand
June 20, 2005
Claire is seduced by Billy's lust for life but hits a roadblock trying to fund the next leg of her educational journey; George is haunted by visions of an early trauma; and Brenda feels at home with her new supervisor Jackie.
Dancing For Me
2. Dancing For Me
June 13, 2005
Nate hangs with some high-school friends but finds that, as adults, they share little more than teenage memories; Ruth gets relief from George's daughter Maggie; Brenda is reluctant to accept Margaret's help and struggles in her new internship.
A Coat of White Primer
1. A Coat of White Primer
June 6, 2005
In the Season Five premiere, Ruth dreads George's return from the hospital in light of his recent diagnosis; Nate and Brenda prep for a big day, but an emergency makes them reconsider; David and Keith discuss alternative parenting options.
Where to Watch Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Six Feet Under on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 3, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (140,829)