Six Feet Under (2001)


Season 1
Six Feet Under

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Six Feet Under's unusual setting provides a perfect backdrop for the macabre meditations on mortality made by its brilliant, brooding cast.

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Critic Ratings: 39

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Air date: Jun 3, 2001

Nathaniel Fisher, patriarch of a family that owns a Los Angeles mortuary, is killed when a bus hits a hearse, leaving his family to run the business.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2001

Nate tries to help David run the business, which only creates more tension between them; unpleasant surprises are revealed at the reading of the will.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2001

The family deals with increasing pressure to sell the family business; Claire finds an unusual way to punish her boyfriend for his big mouth.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2001

Claire is suspected of arson when Kroehner Corp.'s new building is burned to the ground; David ends a feud with Keith.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2001

Keith has a problem with David's wish to become a deacon; Nate has dinner with Brenda's parents and meets her brother Billy.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2001

Claire meets Billy; two suitors pursue Ruth; a divorced parishioner wants to see David; Nate discovers some of his father's secrets.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2001

Ruth's romantic difficulties worsen; David votes to hire a progressive young priest; Nate and Brenda plan a weekend away.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2001

Nate and David rent out a room at the funeral home to earn extra income; Rico thinks about freelancing; Nate clashes with Brenda's longtime friends.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2001

Tragedy reunites Claire with an old nemesis; David meets Keith in a disco; Ruth spends a weekend with Hiram.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2001

Rico's replacement is rather unconventional; Billy's gallery exhibit includes a surprise; Claire frets over Gabe's behavior.

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Nate Fisher Jr.

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Rachel Griffiths
Brenda Chenowith

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Frances Conroy
Ruth Fisher

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Michael C. Hall
David Fisher

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Lauren Ambrose
Claire Fisher

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Freddy Rodríguez
Federico Diaz

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Mathew St. Patrick
Keith Charles

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Jeremy Sisto
Billy Chenowith

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Richard Jenkins
Nathaniel Fisher Sr.

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Eric Balfour
Claire's Meth Date

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Ed Begley Jr.
Hiram Gunderson

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Gary Hershberger
Kroehner Representative

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Ed O'Ross
Nikolai

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Dina Spybey-Waters
Chatty Mourner

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Tim Maculan
Father Jack

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Young Nate

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Justina Machado
Vanessa Diaz

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Wendy Schaal
Vickie Dimas

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Paul Terrell Clayton
Eddie

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Marina Black
Parisian Classmate

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Alan Ball
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    One of my favorite series of all time. Character development, themes of redemption and real-life situations with spiritual depth at times.
  • Jun 18, 2022
    Way too much cussing in almost every sentence. They have to hit you with the "F" word over and over until I stopped watching after the 4th episode. Great cast, good story all ruined by the filthy and I mean filthy language.
  • May 11, 2022
    Excellent performances all around.
  • Jul 27, 2021
    It really is a perfect 10/10.
  • Jul 19, 2021
    This is one of the best premiere seasons of a television series of all time
  • Oct 24, 2020
    "UNA DE LAS MEJORES SORPRESAS QUE HE EXPERIMENTADO" A pesar de que esta serie sea una obra multi premiada, creo que hablare por algunos al decir que desde que salió hasta hoy nunca había oído hablar de ella hasta hace poco, pero no importa el tiempo que tarde en llegar a mi, lo importante es que llego y doy gracias por esto, porque a pesar que no se lo que me espera mas adelante con esta serie, estoy muy emocionado por averiguarlo, es de esas serie que con el primer capitulo tea atrapa y en mi opinión en esta primera temporada dejan todo en el asador como si fuera su única temporada, no falta entender mucho de narración para sentir que la serie es redonda y completa, con personajes vivos y que evolución cada capitulo y caen y vuelven a levantarse, con una temática que permite decirme y darle el calificativo que es una de las obras mas humanas que existe, ya que constantemente tratamos con el tema por excelencia un nuestra existencia que es la inevitable muerte, pero también exploramos lo que es estar vivo sin caer en una pseudo-filosofía entendida por pocos, cada uno de sus personajes están tan bien construidos que es imposible no sentir la empatía y cariño suficiente para poder conocerlos y charlar con ellos, en especial a mi parecer la mama de los Fisher Ruth Fisher, interpretada por Frances Conroy, que es una especie de Phoebe de Friends con un toque del humor y comportamiento de Sheldon Cooper y una calidez y transparencia al momento de reflejar emociones que te deja absorbido por ella, es sin duda el personaje que mas cariño le he agarrado sin dejar de lado al resto de la familia Fisher, que con los hermanos Fisher, forman un elenco portentoso que no puedo esperar por ver mas de ellos, porque la serie se toma en serio cuando quiere y cuando relaja te relaja con ella, nada que esta intente termina en un termino medio y llámenme loco, pero para mi eso es todo un éxito.
  • Oct 01, 2020
    A funny and original tv series
  • Apr 05, 2020
    I've been binge watching all seasons about 6 episodes per day because of the current pandemic. Season 1 was excellent, great character development, drama and hilarious situations. My favorite is Freddy Rodriguez, he cracks me up... his role is a far cry from his current role on "Bull". The depictions of Nate and David's drug episodes were absolutely hilarious because they were pretty spot on. Unfortunately after seasons 1 & 2 there was a sharp drop off as season 3 became boring and uneventful.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Truly unique and original with some outstanding acting from start to finish.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    The first season is the best season of the series. This season is as dark and witty as you would expect from Alan Ball's stellar writing. The pilot, arguably the best episode in the series, introduces us to a family that you will grow to love and hate through the series. The three children, Peter Krause, Michael C.Hall, and Lauren Ambrose are all fantastic. Each person deserves their own awards.

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