T he greatest TV shows of the past 10 years — The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos — have all to a degree flipped the American dream on to its backside and exposed the societal mess that few want to acknowledge. Drugs, organised crime, violence, more drugs. Death, death, loads of death. They represent not only a golden age of television, but the era of the small-screen anti-hero — and they all had me gripped, moved and galled. But the TV show that has stayed with me for weeks, months, years afterwards? It's Six Feet Under. The series follows the Fisher family — vaguely conservative Californians prone to outbursts of intensely liberal activity — in the years after the death of husband and father Nathanial. Newly widowed Ruth, her three grown-up children, Nate, David and Claire — not to mention the much put-upon Federico — are left to run the family business. In a masterstroke by the series creator, Alan Ball, the family business is a funeral home.
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This post originally ran in December We are rerunning it today in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Six Feet Under finale. I had always had an instinct that Nate [Peter Krause] would have to die, since his whole journey was coming to terms with his own mortality. Once we figured out how to have him die three episodes from the end, suddenly it all started to fall into place. We should jump ahead in time and see everybody at the moment of their death. How else could you do it? Michael C. Hall David Fisher : The word was that Alan had retreated to a cabin to the North to write the final episode.
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