Six Feet Under: Season 1 (2001)


Season 1
Six Feet Under

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 289
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Air date: Jun 3, 2001
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Air date: Jul 1, 2001
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Air date: Jul 29, 2001
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Series 1 of this macabre drama begins with the Fisher family coming to terms with the death of their funeral director father.


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
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Jeremy Sisto
as Billy Chenowith
Ed O'Ross
as Nikolai
Eric Balfour
as Gabriel Dimas
Garrison Hershberger
as Matthew Gilardi
Dina Waters
as Tracy Montrose Blair
Justina Machado
as Vanessa Diaz
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Joanna Cassidy
as Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth
as Bernard Chenowith
Wendy Schaal
as Vickie Dimas
Brian Poth
as Marc Foster
Tim Maculan
as Father Jack
David Noroña
as Gary Deitman
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Jones
Tracy Middendorf
as Adele Swanson
Jennifer Mason
as Missy Yager
Karmin Murcelo
as Paco's mother
Hayden Tank
as Young Nate
Lisa K. Wyatt
as Kroehner mortician
Mary Gross
as Floral instructor
Chandler Swanson
as Mark Devine
John Capodice
as Tommy Romano
Veronica Hart
as Viveca St. John
Sandra Purpuro
as Barbara Romano
Carol Ann Susi
as Pauline Romano
Arthur Taxier
as Marcus Foster Sr.
Candy Brown Houston
as Det. McBride
Sandra Oh
as Porn Starlet
Ted Marcoux
as Sam Finelli
Christina Carlisi
as Judy Romano
Joan McMurtrey
as Patsy Foster
Dean Norris
as Det. Shea
Dale Raoul
as Rosemary
Daniel Zacapa
as Mr. Suarez Jr.
Joe Basile
as Morgue Attendant
Jed Allan
as Dr. Feinberg
Richard Penn
as Attorney
Lindsey Parks
as Jeannie Fritzen
Tony Perez
as Paco's father
Jake Gridley
as Anthony Finelli
Zach Shaffer
as Marc's boyfriend
Marty Belafsky
as Bakery Worker
Ken Abraham
as Bowling buddy
Patrick Cavanaugh
as Dillon's father
Christopher Michael
as Deadwagon Attendant
Joyce Greenleaf
as Mrs. Murdoch
Eric Payne
as Police captain
Terence Knox
as Larry Wadd
Van Epperson
as Angry man
Darren Le Gallo
as School Boy No. 1
Jim Ryan
as A/C repairman
Veronica Lauren
as Dillon's mother
Ted Garcia
as TV reporter
Jessica D. Stone
as Young Brenda
Frank Birney
as Walter Kriegenthaler
Blaine Pate
as Redneck
Jenette Goldstein
as Obstetrician
Scott Torrence
as School Boy No. 2
Linda Klein
as Delivery room doctor
Billy Rieck
as Basher No. 2
Eric Keith
as Newlywed Man
Tate Taylor
as Job Applicant No. 1
Harry S. Murphy
as Kroehner funeral director
Gunther Jensen
as Fundamentalist No. 1
Lenora May
as Freckles' Mom
Roger Velasco
as Young man with tatoos
David Ursin
as Processing officer
Stewart Skelton
as Fundamentalist No. 2
Beans Morocco
as Freckles
Scott Alan Smith
as Job Applicant No. 2
Bob Richardson
as Homeless Man
David Doty
as Schaeger
Jonathan Brent
as One-night stand
Frank Crim
as Convenience store clerk
Jamie McShane
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (18)

Six Feet Under was the perfect, accidental post-9/11 show.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the end, Six Feet Under seems a stiff rather than the next Sopranos.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

... It's hard to imagine anyone watching Sunday night's plodding and pretentious pilot and coming back for more.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This is a superb cast at the top of their game, and it's a pleasure to watch them work.

Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under gives us much to dig into.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

With careful pacing, sometimes surreal direction, and first-rate writing, Six Feet Under is a compelling, if dark, delight.

Mar 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Maybe Six Feet Under isn't the first series to unfurl like a novel, painstakingly, artfully destabilizing our understanding of the point-of-view character, but if another one as successful exists, I can't think of it.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The show establishes its understanding of loss immediately in how it portrays the differences between each family member's initial reaction.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The promise of a complex archetypal subtext gives hope that [the] current series (renewed for a second season) will live on as a classic.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

In the pilot (probably the show's finest episode), Peter Krause's Nate Fisher, who spent the better part of his life and the better part of five seasons searching for purpose.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

There is much to admire about this series, including top-notch performances, artful direction and creative storytelling that employs various techniques, including dream sequences and parody commercials.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

... Rachel Griffiths, who was amazing enough in Hilary and Jackie, is fabulous here beyond the speed of light.

Feb 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 1

  • Sep 09, 2015
    One of the best shows I've ever seen. Six Feet Under Season has revolutionary premise, serious tone and dark humour, everything you need for a perfect TV show.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2019
    Great start to one of the best shows of all time
  • Aug 20, 2018
    Would probably rate this a bit lower if this show came new today, however it is important to recognize how revolutionary much of the subject matter and presentation must have been to audiences 17 years ago. That said, there is still plenty for those like me watching for the first time in 2018. *This show has been recommended to me by more people than any other show for at least the last decade so also huuuge expectations to live up to unfortunately.
  • Jul 29, 2018
    Que familia tan desquiciada. La forma como cuentan la historia es genial y diferente.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Quirky and different.
  • Aug 28, 2016
    brilliant tv show...touching amusing and full of insight
  • Jul 15, 2015
    Really great so far.
  • Oct 11, 2014
    Provocative, macabre, twisted, funny, brilliant . SFU is one of the greatest series ever. from IMDB user reviews Six Feet Under is what every show should strive to be – it is intelligent, witty, sincere, realistic and completely unashamed to show the dark, painful side of life, without being depressing or nihilistic. It deals with an unfathomable amount of very significant issues, but on such a personal and relatable level that it doesn't even begin to feel preachy or self-important " - morphion2 ( Great 1st season & arguably the best season of SFU.
  • Jul 26, 2014
    7/10 Good series but hard to get into
  • Jun 26, 2014
    Drags a bit, yet its still an interesting watch, full of dark comedy.

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