Later tonight, I will continue watching the first season of Six Feet Under DVD box that I had purchased. Alan Ball the creator of this highly rated HBO show about a funeral home is a one genius producer. Though the show contains similar themes to his award winning American Beauty, Six Feet Under explores the:
grief after demise,
the intricate social values in America,
the real deal in business world today (small operator vs. corporate chain),
the strong expressions in each of the character (a mom who got married at 19 and seek new life after death of a husband,
a rebelious teenager daughter,
a prodigal son who comes return to his family business after the father will gave him half of it as well as his 'synthetic' communication with his father in getting to know him after years of seperation,
the central character of a son who has worked his life in the funeral business who also has the sixth sense of communicating with the death,
the significant others of which one is a hot brilliant chick,
the Puerto Rican corpse artist,
a same sex partner,
an affair partner, and the 'rebellious daughter' journey through adulthood.
The remaining characters centered around the different cases of death person and the family griviences to pay the last tribute. This show is so addictive and if you are a drama buff, you'll probably end up watching this DVD box hour after hour continuously. This show leverages on the creativity of different directors who direct one of two of the episodes in a season as well as the superb performance of the cast - Frances Conroy recently won the best actress at the Goledn Globe.
And I must say that Alan Ball is my favorite director for this show. He made one of the best, hmmm ... I would say the best pilot episode I have ever watched. The development of each character was well introduced and made you want to see more and more of the show. Another high point of this show is the splendid use camera, instrumental music (John Newman), and the best camera use in scene transition that is done beutifully.
I give this show a rating of 4.5 over 5.0.