Family Plots

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  • 8.7

    In the Afterlife…

    By xblvr, Oct 19, 2006

    I find this show really funny, which I guess says a lot about me as well as the show considering it is about an extended family and some employees and friends that run a funeral home. There is sooo much drama between all the family, potential family and those they are dating and working with. Confused yet, if yes, watch the show it is great, if no, cool. Although there is drama with the workers and much comedy so the seriousness of their jobs don’t make them crack, they are always professionals when it comes to their jobs and helping people through one on the hardest times of their life. My favorite is Shonna Smith who is the head mortician.moreless

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  • 10

    This show is warm and funny! Wonderful look inside a professional family.

    By buenosweet, May 19, 2006

    The show is GREAT!!! It really puts a more personal take on a very sensitive subject. I think the family is just like most, they have up and downs. It is wonderful how they don\'t down play or hide their real feelings and emotions. My favortie family member has got to be Shonna. She is so no non-sense. This show is warm , funny and over-all just fabulous. I recommend everyone watch it.

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  • 10

    I think this show is funny as well as touching. I love the family. Believe it or not I feel they are like most families.My family loves this show and I hope you keep it on for a long time. I never get tired of watching it.

    By charmed55955, May 13, 2006

    Shonna is so open and hysterical although at times a little hard on her father. Chuck is the most entertaining, who knows what he is goung to do or say next. Emily is a kind soul and I really do hope she finds the happiness she is looking for. Rick is arrogant at times and even a little pathetic, but he rounds out the family wonderfully. I would like to see more of melissa, she really isn't on enough to get a better read on her.John has the hardest time in his life right now and is such a nice guy. i love his relationship with chuck. David is a definite obsessive compulsive man. But the show wouldn't be the same without him

    Together they just are a group that somehow works together and the show just wouldn't be the same without any of them as they bring out the best and worst in each other.moreless

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  • 6.4

    I'm laughing. I can't help it.

    By shontae1, Apr 19, 2006

    I am happy how these family members work together, although they are very dysfunctional. It's so funny how they gang up on their dad. I feel bad for him sometimes, but he is too soft. His feelings is hurt, but he won't show it. He always take offense to what the girls say. He should just laugh it off, and that will make them really mad. Is it me, or do these women need to get a man. I guess they are following in their moms footsteps.

    These are the most smoking people I have ever seen in my life. The other day, they were all saying they were going to stop, only to say, they won't.moreless

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  • 9.5

    I can't believe it's not on anymore! This was a great show! I wish they would put it back on!!!

    By love2angel7, Apr 01, 2006

    This is or was a great show and I hope they bring it back ASAP! It shows that all families have thier problems and we all should learn to laugh and try to get along! We don't know how long we are on this earth for!!! Please bring this show back!

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  • 10

    i love this show

    By realitylover101, Feb 28, 2006

    I love this show very much it touches my heart those that do not like it must not do well with every day life and or hard times that come about. I also take that people who say things about Rick in a bad way because of his past-they must be angels no one is perfect and we all do things in life we may not be proud of, I feel when watching this show it is as if they are right in my living room they are honest and true and I love them they are great my best to them all./moreless

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  • 10

    As strange as it may have appeared to some this show put a face, if you will, on the mortuary business outside of just the "professional" aspect of it and it is sorely missed.

    By bashfull1, Feb 20, 2006

    I thought the show was awesome in dealing with the individual lives of those involved. I thoroughly enjoyed each individual on the show and I miss it terribly. It was my "fix" for Sunday evening and now I"m at a loss!!! What happened????? It showed the "human" side of the mortuary business which made some of us who rarely allow ourselves involvement in that process, what it's really like, not only professionally but personally as well.

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  • 10

    I loved this show!!! I happen to catch a few re-runs the other day and relized just how much I MISS IT!!!! Is it off the air never to return again? I sure hope not. I miss my fix.

    By Wyatt0124, Feb 16, 2006

    I Love It!! I Love it!! I Love it!! Pleeeeaaassseee bring my show back:(

    I watch all types of reality shows and this was right up at the top of my list! Please advise if the show will return....

    I used to live in the area where the show is taped, it's nice to see my old stomping grounds.

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  • 9.7

    I love this show and am absolutely livid that behind our backs A&E canceled without a reason! Sunday nights found me settled in to visit some of my own dysfunctional family. There was struggle, pain, machismo, confusion, misunderstanding, lack of communi

    By saffoo, Feb 13, 2006

    Though Rick is the owner the show really revolves around Chuck's family of Shonna, Emily, Missy & sometimes Susan. The others, John & David revolve around the perimeter as friends ready with love, support & sometimes frustration turned anger over the inner workings of the Wismiller family. One of the biggest problems between Chuck & his girls is the painful difficulty to communicate. Much stemming from his machismo some from the fear of being vulnerable. Being a boxer vulnerability is something you don't show. For years he used alcohol to mask the pain of low self-esteem. Now he hides behind a facade of being the cock of the walk as he preens and makes comments about not being "lucky" enough to be able to win over some young thing that flits by. He never seems to connect that attraction begins with genuine interest, conversation, sincerity in the approach and not that women are airheads and all he needs to flaunt is his physique and well groomed head & clothes. Instead of dealing with things openly he finds a way to put it onto someone else because his defense is that he's always right, another way of not taking responsibility for his life's actions. His female children try harder at communication but Missy & Emily also suffer from relationship problems, the fear of being vulnerable to someone else and opening up. Shonna, always feeling she has to be the strong one and keep things in line never gets the opportunity to be in need or to lean for support making that an impossible position to maintain. The baggage they all carry from a home that broke up too soon and not having the tools to recognize or handle the emotions, pain or feelings of being slighted sets the scene for tension and blow-ups that eventually pulls everyone in the mortuary into the fray.moreless

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  • 7.5

    A reality show about a family-run funeral home in Southern California, the characters on this show don't need writers, they are a hoot just being themselves. It's not for everyone, but the show is interesting.

    By Mayberryfan, Jan 30, 2006

    Maybe the most unlikely reality show, Family Plots has a cast of characters even Shakespeare couldn't have dreamed-up. The funeral home is owned by Rick who somehow managed to hire 3 sisters and their dad to work for him. Rick is best friends with Shonna the mortician who is high-strung and really cares about her work. Her sister Emily is the office manager and is sweet, low-key and given to tears. The other sister, Melissa, was engaged to Rick, broke up with him, but still works at the mortuary. Melissa is full of herself and seems to think she is a real catch. I don't see it. It's funny to see how the three of them can be so different.

    Father of the three girls Chuck is quite a character and buts heads with Rick all the time. Shonna has to constantly watch after him to make sure he stays in line.

    Dark humor is alive and well with this bunch.moreless

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