Six Feet Under

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 03, 2001 on HBO

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  • Drama at the morgue

    This is easily one of the best pilot’s (if not the best) that I have ever seen.

    The whole episode was fantastically well written and filled with superb performances from all the great castings.

    The episode is mainly about a man that dies, his whole family falls apart and goes into a screwed up place where they cannot get out.

    One of them is a redhead called Claire, she’s a young girl that seems to be depressed and hates life. She also uses drugs for the first time and completely screws her up.

    David is her older brother, he is a closeted homosexual that has an affair with a cop behind his family’s back. He’s also a control freak and he wants to be the one that doesn’t fall apart but he ends up crying in his lover’s arms.

    The mother of them is called Ruth, she was having an affair with another man and now thinks she’s a wh*re. This woman gives fantastic performances and does a great job throughout.

    And then we have the older brother called Nate, he meets a woman at the airport and they have sex. After that she keeps calling him and seems to like him. Her family is filled with lunatics with a depressed brother.

    The whole episode was so well done, the hilarious commercials and the dramatic acting.
    Also the father watching upon them gives it a creep factor.

    All I can say is that it’s one of the best pilot’s, it went precisely into all the characters and showed where they stood for.
    There was nothing negative about this episode, well maybe those overly-dramatic outbursts here and there but they give the episode sort of an extra punch.