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Was Six Feet Under a popular series in the US?

Asked by Adagio (13490points) March 16th, 2011

Several weeks ago I began watching Six Feet Under on DVD, I’ve just finished Series 4 and impatiently waiting for Series 5 to become available from the library. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a programme so much, it is stupendously good, the humour is wonderful, the characters are gorgeous, it is outstanding rave rave rave rave . After the first episode I thought oh yeah, could be good, I’ll watch another episode, by the second episode I was hooked. I had never before seen an American programme that utilised irony, I decided Americans don’t get irony… I was wrong.
* because I haven’t yet watched Series 5, please don’t, please please don’t give anything away…

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woodcutter's avatar

That show was great and it had a satisfying final ending too. You will like it I know.

JmacOroni's avatar

I don’t know if it was “popular,” but it was one of the only (very, very few) shows that I have ever religiously followed on TV. It gets a little crazy in later seasons, but as @woodcutter said, the ending is really well done. It was a fantastic series.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I watched it faithfully each week. It was a show my husband, my mom, and I all waited to watch each week together…and that is a rarity!

Bellatrix's avatar

I love Six Feet Under. I have only watched the first four series too. I must go and get the next one. I am not in the US though. Thanks for reminding me @Adagio.

Adagio's avatar

So only 4 of you share my enjoyment, wow… I have to admit I’m surprised people aren’t queueing to register their delight with you…... Can you recommend another programme as wonderfully offbeat as Six Feet Under, anything else even remotely as good?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Nurse Jackie is another we all look forward to.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Adagio Not everyone in Fluther has access to cable. I think a lot of people stream. Maybe they didn’t know about Six Feet Under

Another good series on DVD is Madmen

woodcutter's avatar

Here are some other interesting mini series that I found pretty good: “Carnival” From HBO. it’s strange to say the least. “Deadwood” was great if you can understand the language. It’s not in modern English but Olde World dialect of the time period. No subtitles so after a couple episodes it starts to make sense. “Rome” was good although it was odd all the actors were speaking in a British accent which I don’t think was the case back in Italy at the time but it works. “True Blood” is good. It’s an acquired taste (get it?). That show is still running with a new season upcoming. Another series still going is “Boardwalk Empire” set in Atlantic City during the roaring 20’s during the American prohibition.

Bellatrix's avatar

Mad Men. I was really enjoying Breaking Bad but I have only seen the first two series. Cold Feet (not quirky like SFU though).

Just noticed @SpatzieLover likes Mad Men too. The Wire. The Sopranos.

@Woodcutter Carnival was great but canned too soon. I hate that. True Blood is also great and funny. I missed the start of Boardwalk Empire. Will have to wait for th repeat.

woodcutter's avatar

I do think they chopped Carnival suddenly. The ending looked like it was thrown together quickly and do hope it gets picked up in the future. It’s interests me to see supernatural stories set in a past time period for some reason.

Bellatrix's avatar

It was fascinating and I don’t know why HBO dumped it. There was a yahoo site or something at one time for people who wanted to pressure HBO to keep it going, it didn’t happen. I really hate how on Foxtel, they play series that were cut after two seasons without any real conclusion. There was one about a family of Grifters The Riches, which was great, but got dumped. I try to remember to check IMDB now before I get into a series. That way if it got cut after a series or two, I know and don’t bother watching it.

Adagio's avatar

Thanks people, as suggested I’ve requested The Sopranos, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Breaking Bad, not all at once, I’ll freeze the requests until I’m ready and then breathe life back into them… After Six Feet Under I’ll be watching The Wire, which a good friend has been recommending to me for quite some time.

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