Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August 21, 2005, spanning 63 episodes across five seasons. It depicts the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles, along with their friends and lovers. The ensemble drama stars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, and Rachel Griffiths as the central characters. It was produced by Actual Size Films and The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio, and was shot on location in Los Angeles and in Hollywood studios.
Each of the characters were fully fleshed out and the storyline of a dysfunctional family intensely moving. When I reached the very end, I cried like a baby. The ending wrap up was marvelous. It is a story that haunts me in a lot of ways, and I am certain at some point, I will sit down and watch it all again.
Six Feet Under is simply one of the best television series’ ever. The actors were superb and the writing some of the best I’ve ever seen. I did not watch the show when it was originally on as I didn’t have HBO, but purchased the complete series as a boxed set a few months ago. I think Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall are some of the finest actors alive today, and some of the other players were new to me. Each and every one was rich in the portrayal of their character.