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Six Feet Under: The Awards - VIDEO

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 4th 2008 11:24AM
Six Feet UnderI'm late to the Six Feet Under party, having just started watching the series on DVD earlier this year. I'm half-way through the final season, so if anyone posts about the last episode (I've heard it's wonderful), I'll have to stick my fingers in my ears and sing la-la-la -- though I already have a general idea how it ends.

At any rate, I love this show. Who knew I'd get hooked on a show about funeral directors, but there's something very addictive about it. I watch it when I get done working around 2 a.m., and there's something weirdly comforting about watching a show about death at that hour. Like, somehow, you think it'll all be okay. And really, the show isn't just about death. It's about life and death. Big difference.

Okay, bear with me while I hand out a few awards (and feel free to post your own SFU Awards in the comments):

1. Person Most Deserving of a Break: Nate. The guy was practically forced to leave his laid-back life in Seattle and work in the family business. He never really wanted to be a funeral director, but stoically took on the job to help out the family after his father's death. Upon learning that his Seattle lover, Lisa, was carrying his child, he stepped up to the plate and married her, but then tragically lost her in an unsolved mystery. Still, he grieved and moved on to care for their daughter, Maya. Then married Brenda, but things aren't going so well there (remember, I haven't finished the series yet). I sure hope things end up okay for Nate, but at this point, neither he nor Brenda seem very happy.

2. Most Romantic Couple:
David and Keith. These two have been to hell and back again, but they seem perfect for each other. They talk through problems (well, after a few therapy sessions), and I love how they call each other little stud-muffin names and whatnot. And they're very forgiving of the other's issues. Too soon to tell how their two kids will wreak havoc on the relationship, but I sure hope they pull through. David and Keith are HOT together.

3. Weirdest Relationship: Brenda and Billy. Yes, they're brother and sister, but from the very beginning, when he was living with her and she was taking care of him, their relationship seemed incestuous. When he tried to kiss her half-way through the series, I had no idea which way it would go. She could just as easily have slept with him, and I wouldn't have been surprised. Based on the free-sex upbringing their parents gave them, it's no wonder these two are screwed up.

4. Couple Who Just Need to Be Themselves: Nate and Brenda. They were so happy in the beginning, from the first time they did it in a broom closet at the airport to their budding relationship. But when they got married and started making babies, their individuality disappeared into the relationship, as if they were trying to fit into an ideal-family mold that clearly wasn't them. They need to go back to where they started and remember the passion they had at the beginning. Well, maybe not ALL the way back to the beginning. It's good that Brenda sought help for her sex addiction issues. Again, no idea how this relationship ends up.

5. Best Use of a Song: "Calling All Angels." In Season 5, Episode 6, titled "The Rainbow of Her Reasons," Sarah's best friend and Nate's first love, Fiona, falls down a mountain on a hiking trip. During the last few minutes of the episode, Ruth and her friends stand over Fiona's body, and Sarah begins singing "Calling All Angels." The others chime in as a montage of the other characters -- lost and alone -- washes over the screen. I was practically weeping by the end of that song. Have a listen, and see if you agree:

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I totally agree that David and Keith are the perfect couple. They are so real because they go through problems and questioning if they can make it, but they love each other so they make it work.

September 18 2008 at 12:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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July 20 2008 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree with all your awards except for #1. From my point of view, Nate purposely chose all the things that would make him miserable so that he could be a martyr. He would step up to the plate and then expect everyone to think he was great for doing so, while making himself and those around him miserable because of his choices.

July 04 2008 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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