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#1 Posted on 12.7.03 0152.14 Reposted on: 12.7.10 0153.37
This thread is dedicated to Showtime's new series Dead Like Me. I noticed 3 episodes have passed and no one's discussed it yet. I'm sure someone out there is watching it.
For those that haven't seen it, here's a quick description from Sho.com
Georgia "George" Lass (ELLEN MUTH) is a young college drop-out who has no job skills and seems unable to take an interest in anything, including her own life. She cultivates an air of cynicism that infuriates her mother, baffles her father, and isolates her younger sister. George is about to get a wake-up call.
With her mother Joy (CYNTHIA STEVENSON) insisting that she get a job, George applies to a temp agency that sends her out as a file clerk. Her lunch break - and her life - are cut short when a toilet seat from the MIR space station drives her into the pavement. George does not realize that she is dead until Rube (MANDY PATINKIN), the kindly leader of a team of grim reapers, points out her remains. Rube takes George under his wing and introduces her to the other members of his undead group: Mason (CALLUM BLUE), Roxy (JASMINE GUY) and Betty (REBECCA GAYHEART).
The members of Rube's team of reapers are all, like George, people who died with unresolved issues. They still have lessons to learn that - for one reason or another - they failed to learn in life. They move about the Pacific Northwest in the full light of day. They walk the city streets and eat at all-night diners, just like anyone else. They have to find somewhere to live, cook, eat and do their laundry. They look just like everyone else but as grim reapers they appear physically different to the living than they did when they were alive.
What George experiences beyond death is the focus of this darkly comedic series. It takes a slightly twisted look at life and at one possible version of life after life. What if death is not the end? What if it is not even an escape from the issues that plagued us? What if it is not a way to avoid accountability, but an opportunity to accept responsibility? What if it is a wake-up call?
Anyway, on to my thoughts. Only 3 episodes have passed and already I love this show. With OZ long gone, this is probably my new premium cable series.
I enjoy the dark humor of the show. The whole scenerio of reapers and taking souls and pre-determined times and locations of deaths make for an interesting plot to the show.
The cast is great and have good chemistry together. Their scenes at the wafflehouse (their usual meeting place where they receive their assignments) are always fun to watch. Definitely interesting way too they have to make a living, either get a real job or rob your victims and move into their apartments.
I don't know, if such a position actually existed, it doesn't seem like too bad of a job. lol.
So, thoughts from anyone on the show in general or tonight's episode?
BTW, if anyone out there missed any of the 3 episodes, there's a marathon tomorrow (Saturday) night starting at 9pm.
#4 Posted on 12.7.03 1618.09 Reposted on: 12.7.10 1629.05
I've been on the bandwagon since the beginning (all 3 weeks ago). I've been digging the hell out of the interplay of the characters on this show. (Although this was the first ep that got me to like Roxy)
I really enjoy the chemistry between Rube & George.
A bit of spoilage for episode #4... Run your mouse over it to read it...
Next week appears to be the last soul for Betty, as Rebecca Gayheart only did the first 4 episodes. She gets replaced by Laura Harris (24's Marie Warner) [source: CNN]
I doubt people will be very disappointed by this bit o' bidness...
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