I'm hooked now! I just finished watching the first two DVD's of "Six Feet Under" from my Netflix rental.
Oh sure, I know I'm late to the game of "Six Feet Under" devotees. I don't get HBO, too expensive for me. So what I do is wait until these series come out on DVD's and rent them.
I like the way they open up each episode with a death. The one last night was a doozy. An old Italian baker climbed into his giant mixing bowl checking for insects while his nervous assistant was outside the bowl. The assistant freaked out when he spied a giant insect on his arm and lost his balance, falling and accidentally hitting the "ON" button of the mixer! The old Italian baker got blended!
First thing I thought "Oh PLEASE DON'T SHOW ME!" Thank God they didn't. The assistant nervously climbed to the top of the giant bowl and looked down in and the screen faded to white. Yes, that's what I like. No need to see the blood and gore. Thank you, thank you.
So that was how that episode opened. A major reconstructive challenge for "Freddy" at the Fisher Funeral Home. The baker's body was delivered in a bag in PIECES! They lost a foot somewhere along the way. I LOVE IT!
Like all series, there are several story lines going on at the same time. Perhaps the only thing I can fault the show with is the smacking sounds that the characters make when they go into their
If you haven't seen it, rent the DVD's. It is well worth it. I especially like the macabre humor interlaced throughout the story. I don't go for the blood and gore or the sloppy sex scenes but I do like good black humor and there is plenty in "Six Feet Under." Good show!