Six Feet Under: Season 5 (2005)

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Season 5
Six Feet Under

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Six Feet Under offers a fitting end for the Fishers by concluding the way it began: an unexpectedly beautiful rumination on life, death and grief.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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Episodes

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Air date: Jun 6, 2005
2
Air date: Jun 13, 2005
3
Air date: Jun 20, 2005
4
Air date: Jun 27, 2005
5
Air date: Jul 4, 2005
6
Air date: Jul 10, 2005
7
Air date: Jul 17, 2005
8
Air date: Jul 24, 2005
9
Air date: Jul 31, 2005
10
Air date: Aug 7, 2005
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The fifth and final series of this macabre drama sees the Fisher family come to terms with the end.

Cast

Peter Krause
as Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
as David Fisher
Frances Conroy
as Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
as Claire Fisher
Rachel Griffiths
as Brenda Chenowith
Freddy Rodriguez
as Federico Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Justina Machado
as Vanessa Diaz
James Cromwell
as George Sibley
Jeremy Sisto
as Billy Chenowith
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Joanna Cassidy
as Margaret Chenowith
Anne Ramsay
as Jackie Feldman
Jenna Fischer
as Sharon Kinney
Matt Malloy
as Roger Pasquese
Sean O'Bryan
as Tom Wheeler
Patricia Clarkson
as Sarah O'Connor
C.J. Sanders
as Anthony
Kendre Berry
as Durrell
Julie Brown
as Sissy Pasquese
Les Brandt
as Window Washer
Chase Ellison
as Young George
Chris Pine
as Young Sam
Janice Lynde
as Mrs. Sibley
Ann Cusack
as Linda Hoviak
Lisa Banes
as Victoria
Bahni Turpin
as Wolf's girlfriend
Bruce Nozick
as Mark Feldman
Netta Most
as Sylvia Feldman
Elaine Kagan
as Eileen Goldberg
Colton James
as Josh Feldman
Mimi Michaels
as Brenda's female client
Scott Paetty
as Hairdresser
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News & Interviews for Six Feet Under: Season 5

Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under Season 5

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

Ball does such a good job of providing closure, and leaving characters and viewers with a memorable last chapter, that "Six Feet Under" instantly claims third place on the list of most memorable series finales.

Nov 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Utterly compelling, it builds to amazing seasonal showdowns, with plenty of black humour and bitingly horrifying moments that can be hard to watch.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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Now I've had it with people who insist on making themselves miserable, as if it were an art.

Jan 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It embraced the fact that, in life and death, people are complicated and only become more so as you get to know them.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the only show I can think of that makes tragedy positively delicious and delectable.

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under rode to an end with an operatic, bittersweet, and deeply satisfying climax.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

You don't complain that your diamond could be bigger or that it's one facet isn't as shiny as the others; it's still a diamond.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

It took chances with its storytelling, but at its heart was always a deeply familiar story of a family trying to heal itself, which is one of the most universal stories you can imagine.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The entire series is highly recommended, but Season Five is an exceptional achievement.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under offered prime-time television viewers an unblinking vision of death and perhaps a better understanding of life.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

I'd put the last 10 minutes of that finale up against any series finale - it was simply the perfect way to end the show, and I'm so glad "Six Feet Under" went out on a high note.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under shows all of the unexpected surprises that come with losing a loved one, and reinforces the idea that these things are normal.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 5

  • Oct 11, 2015
    One of the best TV series ever deserves the most amazing ending too. Season 5 of Six Feet Under is simply one of the greatest TV season ever, thank you Alan Ball.
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  • Sep 12, 2019
    I shied away from this show when it aired, only to see it on DVD now in 2019. It's very well written and acted.
  • Sep 12, 2019
    One of the best series of all time. It has a great finale(the best of all time imo), one of the most emotional experiences I have had watching television. Just Brilliant.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Quite possibly the best finale I have ever seen. This was a great show in 2018 but would have been truly groundbreaking, and quite possibly my favorite show ever had I seen it from 2000-2005. I will dearly miss The Fishers....
  • Mar 15, 2017
    Simply a piece of art which nothing compared to it. A very dark and excruciating drama set in a funeral house and the life of this extraordinary family. If my experience is anything to go by you should really watch this series considering your self as a part of the Fisher's family, it will make you grieve, cry and want to hug each character feeling sorry for them. The ending is something that I've never seen in my entire life, very emotional, crazy, painful and pure, I was truly speechless for a very long time trying to realize how the last 6 minutes turned to be the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life to me. You will never forget this one, you will follow it's lead, draw the line of your life which is totally gonna chance. Thanks Alan Ball for the greatest ending in television history.
  • Aug 28, 2016
    and the final year is near perfect and the final six minutes are truly stunning
  • Feb 20, 2015
    This show was such a treat to watch, and it had the best ending that a show could have had. I still cry when I see it. Thank you to the Cast, crew, and writers.
  • Jan 14, 2015
    One of HBO's crusaders. Following the wide ranged personalty family Fischer through many absurd fates of the LA society. Wide ranged in its thematic, and rich as a whole view upon the daily life. Embracing this TV-show is equaling supreme taste.
  • Oct 11, 2014
    The series finale "Everyone is waiting" is the best series finale ever. Neatly wrapped up this great drama series. Loved it. Thank you SFU for 5 great seasons.
  • Sep 28, 2014
    The episodes are disturbing, claustrophobic and sad but I can't bear without them. The finale one is just 'timeless'

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