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In 2001, when the HBO series 'Six Feet Under' premiered, no one thought a series based on a funeral home would be such a funny, witty, satirical and emotional take on both the grieving process and the process of living. Perhaps because of its stellar cast, with such notable actors as Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Rachel Griffins, Francis Conroy and Richard Jenkins (seen through flashbacks) or its creator, Alan Ball--known for 'American Beauty' or just the quality storylines, whatever the reason, the series worked. It aired its last episode 10 years ago, but still stands up as one of the best series on TV ever. Did you watch this series?

1. In 2001, when the HBO series 'Six Feet Under' premiered, no one thought a series based on a funeral home would be such a funny, witty, satirical and emotional take on both the grieving process and the process of living. Perhaps because of its stellar cast, with such notable actors as Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Rachel Griffins, Francis Conroy and Richard Jenkins (seen through flashbacks) or its creator, Alan Ball--known for 'American Beauty' or just the quality storylines, whatever the reason, the series worked. It aired its last episode 10 years ago, but still stands up as one of the best series on TV ever. Did you watch this series?

Yes
15%
236 votes
No
70%
1,115 votes
Undecided
3%
48 votes
Not Applicable
12%
184 votes
Here's some interesting trivia tidbits on this series. How many of these interesting facts did you know? (If you have not seen the series, just skip down to the last response, and click on N/A)

2. Here's some interesting trivia tidbits on this series. How many of these interesting facts did you know? (If you have not seen the series, just skip down to the last response, and click on N/A)

Alan Ball was inspired to write the series after his sister's death
3%
49 votes
Rachel Griffiths was cast as Brenda, even though she had a very strong Australian accent, because her audition went so well
4%
70 votes
Francis Conroy is only twelve years older than Peter Krause who plays her son
4%
62 votes
Set in Los Angeles because, according to series creator Alan Ball, LA is the "world capital of the denial of death".
3%
47 votes
In the credits of the pilot, you see a pallbearer who has a skeleton ring on his finger. The ring was digitally-erased from the credit opening thereafter.
2%
36 votes
Alan Ball specifically wrote the role of Federico Diaz for actor 'Freddy Rodriguez'.
2%
27 votes
Richard Jenkins and Frances Conroy previously played a married couple in Alex Haley's Queen.
1%
21 votes
Fisher & Sons funeral home is actually the well-known Auguste R. Marquis residence that now houses the Filipino Federation of America in Los Angeles.
1%
20 votes
Unusually, the title sequence was created after the theme music had been composed (generally, it's the other way round).
1%
20 votes
The lone tree in the opening sequence does not actually stand on the hill shown. It was dug up from someone's back yard, and placed there for the purposes of capturing the shot
1%
18 votes
Within a week of the first episode being aired, HBO renewed the show for a second season
2%
36 votes
Did not know any of these
37%
580 votes
N/A
50%
792 votes

3. Even though the series was about a funeral home, and the family running it, it also dealt with a number of topics, with both humor, respect and sensitivity. It dealt with such topics, interwoven into its story lines, as abortion, schizophrenia, mental illness, complicated sibling relationships, incest, abusive relationships, sexual identity and many more. Of course, first and foremost, it was a show about death--and how we deal with it. Every episode started off with a death, although it was not always the focus of the show. When Ball decided to "bury" the series after five seasons, he wrote the last season to tie up all his loose ends.The last episode of the series is regarded as one of the best series finales ever--and the last sequence of this episode -- with Sia's song 'Breathe Me' in the background -- is considered one of the best endings of a show ever. Have you seen the very last episode and do you agree? (Spoiler alert--the answers will give away what happens, so if you don't want to know, skip down to the last answer and click on N/A)

Saw it and loved it-- The last minutes of this show is the best by far -- it shows how everyone in the series dies, in true 'Six Feet Under' tribute
8%
124 votes
Saw it, and liked it
6%
102 votes
Saw it, but was not impressed
3%
42 votes
Did not see it
37%
590 votes
N/A
46%
725 votes
09/15/2015 TV 1583 22 By: Harriet56

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