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Six Feet Under

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Six Feet Under

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Frances Conroy, Rachel Griffiths, Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Lauren Ambrose, Eric Balfour, Patricia Clarkson, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeremy Sisto, Mathew St. Patrick, Mena Suvari, Lili Taylor, Justin Theroux, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rainn Wilson
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B

This offbeat funeral-home drama might not have the certified musical cred of its HBO peer ”The Sopranos,” but Six Feet Under shares a taste for the eclectic — and mostly succeeds. The leap from Peggy Lee’s brassy jazz-pop to PJ Harvey’s crunching guitars to Shuggie Otis’ loose-limbed soul is admirably bold. But it’s the drum-crashing techno remixes of Thomas Newman’s (”American Beauty”) haunting theme that pose the ultimate question: Should death ever sound this good?