|Six Feet Under cast at "home", the graveyard.|
Well folks, I'm on season two of "Six Feet Under" of my Netflix rentals. Regular readers of this blog may remember my first take on the cast and show. Now that I've had time to more fully digest the subtle treasure of this HBO series, here is my Second Take:
Ruth Fisher, the mom of the two sons who run the family funeral business after the death of their father (who was creamed by a city bus in his new hearse while lighting a cigarette). At first I thought Frances Conroy was a typical scenery chewing actress but now I take that initial evaluation back. "Ruth" is a delightful character and Frances Conroy is an excellent actress. I am glued to the screen whenever she is on. "Ruth" is one of my favorite characters on "Six Feet Under."
Where do I start on with "Claire" played by Lauren Ambrose. My opinion hasn't changed one bit of her character or Lauren Ambrose as an actress - ANNOYING. First of all I have a BIG PROBLEM with a 24 year old actress playing a 14 year old high school student. It's a "Hollywood thing" that casting for teenagers are almost always of 20 somethings. I don't understand it and I don't like it. Now for the character of "Claire" who plays spoiled, self-indulgent brat, not interesting. Then the actress Lauren Ambrose who seems to have one facial expression with is scrunching her eyebrows and make a face like she just smelled a pile of dog do-do - ANNOYING. Her character and her acting is the weakest part of the ensemble of Six Feet Under.
I've only reviewed the above actors and actresses (and yes, I call women who act "actresses"), because they are the only ones I've seen so far. As I progress further into this wonderful HBO series I will have more reviews.