Watch Six Feet Under
- 5 Seasons
Six Feet Under is a highly acclaimed and critically lauded drama that ran for five seasons on HBO. It aired 63 episodes between 2001 and 2005. Six Feet Under was created, written, and produced by Alan Ball. Ball also won an Emmy award for directing the final episode. In addition to Ball's directing Emmy award, the program won eight other awards for everything from musical score to acting. The series also won the Golden Globe award for best drama series in 2001. Six Feet Under follows the lives of the Fisher family. The Fisher's own and operate a funeral home business out of their house in Los Angeles. The stories all center on the show's seven main characters. Peter Krause plays the oldest of the Fisher siblings, Nate, who has to return to help run the family business after the death of his father. Michael C. Hall plays middle child, David. Lauren Ambrose stars as their younger sister, Claire. Their mother, Ruth, is portrayed by Frances Conroy. Freddy Rodriguez plays funeral home employee, Federico Diaz. Matthew St. Patrick stars as the love interest of David. The main cast is rounded out by Rachel Griffiths who stars as Nate's girlfriend, Brenda Chenowith. Several other well-known actors play reoccurring roles during the series including James Cromwell, Jeremy Sisto, Justina Machado, Kathy Bates, Lili Taylor, Peter Facinelli, and Rainn Wilson. Each episode of Six Feet Under starts with a death that usually kick starts the theme for the show. The characters in the show often have imaginary conversations with the deceased. The themes of each episode all center on each character's own mortality as they struggle to operate a family business that deals with death and sadness. In the show's pilot episode, the family's patriarch, Nathan Fisher Sr., is killed in a car accident. The character, played by Richard Jenkins, continues to show up to the family through dream sequences during the run of the program. Six Feet Under is a show that tackled many subjects that other shows did not including religion, homosexuality, sex addiction, mental illness, and infidelity. The tense drama is often peppered with dark humor that fleshes out each characters personality including their strengths as well as their many human flaws and weaknesses.