WHY WHY WHY did it take me so long to watch this. I was staying at my Aunts, where as there is no TV in the room I sleep in I watch something on my iPad. Unfortunately, this time the Internet hadn't connected and I couldn't be bothered to go downstairs so I had to watch whatever had already been downloaded. This happened to be Six Feet Under.
Now knowing how much love (although have yet to finish!) Dexter, I have no idea why this wasn't on my radar sooner. So one episode in and I am completely and utterly addicted...
The series follows David Fisher (Michael C Hall) who after his Father dies is left to run the Family Funeral Home that he has worked at all his life. His brother Nate (Peter Krause) returns home for the funeral to be told he has been left half of the business in his fathers will. This means they have to run the business together while dealing with their meddling mother, Ruth (Frances Conroy) and wannabe badass sister, Claire (Lauren Ambrose) and trying to live their own lives.
I have watched a total of three episodes of this and its so well put together, it's unapologetic dark humour had me laughing hysterically and the acting is superb. The characters fell very real, like they are people you might meet, they talk like normal people (and swear like normal people!) Who'd have thought a series about a funeral home could be so entertaining, but the addition of their family dramas, personal dramas and conversations with the dead keeps you coming back for more.
I can not wait to watch the rest of this season and the four after that!! Sleep is over-rated anyway!!
Why must you introduce me to another new TV Show when I'm already so far behind on so many others?! I'm still recovering from Dexter and this might be what the Michael C Hall shaped hole in my life needs!