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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:40 PM

Dead Like Me, a quirky, dark comedy series highly enjoyable. Amazon Prime.

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Was a Showtime series, ran for 2 years,(2003 - 2004) total of 29 episodes. On Amazon Prime now.

Dead Like Me is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the show was created by Bryan Fuller for the Showtime cable network, where it ran for two seasons (2003Ė04). Fuller left the show five episodes into Season 1 because of creative differences; creative direction was taken over by executive producers John Masius and Stephen Godchaux. A direct-to-DVD film titled Dead Like Me: Life After Death was released on February 17, 2009,[1] with an option to restart the series.[2]

Eighteen-year-old Georgia "George" Lass (Ellen Muth) is the show's protagonist and narrator. George dies early in the pilot episode and becomes one of the "undead", a "grim reaper". George soon learns that a reaper's job is to remove the souls of people, preferably just before they die, and escort them until they move on into their afterlife. George's death leaves behind her mother (Cynthia Stevenson) and the rest of her family at a point when her relationships with them were on shaky ground.

The show explores the experiences of a small team of such reapers, as well as the changes in George and her family as they deal with George's death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Like_Me

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Reply Dead Like Me, a quirky, dark comedy series highly enjoyable. Amazon Prime. (Original post)
Fla Dem Aug 2019 OP
uppityperson Aug 2019 #1
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #2
TreasonousBastard Aug 2019 #3
Tiggeroshii Aug 2019 #4
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #7
Tiggeroshii Aug 2019 #10
Clash City Rocker Aug 2019 #11
MuseRider Aug 2019 #15
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #28
MuseRider Aug 2019 #29
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #23
Judi Lynn Sep 8 #30
CurtEastPoint Aug 2019 #5
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #8
CurtEastPoint Aug 2019 #16
brachism Aug 2019 #19
brachism Aug 2019 #20
CurtEastPoint Aug 2019 #21
FirstLight Aug 2019 #6
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #9
FirstLight Aug 2019 #13
Clash City Rocker Aug 2019 #12
MuseRider Aug 2019 #14
CurtEastPoint Aug 2019 #17
MuseRider Aug 2019 #18
Clash City Rocker Aug 2019 #27
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2019 #22
Beringia Aug 2019 #24
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Chemisse Aug 2019 #26

Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:43 PM

1. I love this show.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:47 PM

2. Me Too!!!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:52 PM

3. Me three.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:56 PM

4. Ive been wanting to watch this again so my wife can see it.

Where can you stream it now?

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:10 PM

7. Amazon Prime.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:18 PM

10. THANKS!

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:18 PM

11. Streaming on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Hereís a good website if you want to know where a show is streaming...

https://www.justwatch.com/

Another quirky death-related show from the same era was Pushing Daisies. Also available on Amazon Prime. If you liked Dead Like Me, you might like it too.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:33 PM

15. Pushing Daisies was outstanding.

Lots of Broadway stars in the casts with Kristin Chenoweth in all the episodes. It was a fun show, I had always hoped they would bring it back. I just rewatched a few a month or so ago. I need to get back before it disappears again.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:33 PM

28. Interestingly enough, both series were created by the same person, Bryan Fuller.

For a number of reasons, both somewhat successful series, only ran for 2 seasons. Dead Like Me did produce a straight to video film which is available on NetFlix that evidently kind of wraps up the storyline. I haven't watched it yet

Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy mystery comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009.

The original concept of Pushing Daisies was rooted from Dead Like Me. The show's creator, Bryan Fuller, intended for Pushing Daisies to be a spinoff of Dead Like Me

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushing_Daisies

Dead Like Me is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the show was created by Bryan Fuller for the Showtime cable network, where it ran for two seasons (2003Ė04). Fuller left the show five episodes into Season 1 because of creative differences.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Like_Me


Also developed, the psychological horror series Hannibal.





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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 03:19 PM

29. Thank you for that information!

I had no idea, in fact I really don't think I would have guessed from watching both.

I watched Pushing Daisies one in a while on Amazon, not sure if it is still there but probably not. I did not enjoy Dead Like Me as much when I watched it again.

Thanks for the information. I love little tidbits like that.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:39 AM

23. I'll add it to my list!!! Thanks.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:14 AM

30. Thanks, so much, for this link. Had never heard of this website. It looks tremendous. n/t

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:01 PM

5. I have begun recently re-watching and still love it. You know that 'George'

has not done much acting since then. I thought she was good!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:14 PM

8. She was good. Her career is a mystery....just looked her up on wikipedia.

As your chart shows, she's done nothing since 2013. Also no mention of what she's been doing in the past 6 years. Doesn't mention she got married and had kids. Hope nothing negative happened to her in her life.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:36 PM

16. Me, too. Seem to recall reading somewhere she is like Mensa smart?

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:49 PM

19. For what it is worth, she does occasionally post to her twitter account.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:53 PM

20. Dead Like Me:Life After Death

I've watched the series, but never knew they did a direct-to-video film based on the series. Just added it to my 'to watch' queue. Thanks,

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Response to brachism (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 05:46 PM

21. Also try After Life w/Ricky Gervais.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:09 PM

6. Oooooh! I loved that show

Is it on Netflix now? I will have to introduce it to my teens

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:15 PM

9. No, Amazon.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:36 PM

13. okay! Thanks!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 02:24 PM

12. My favorite shows are always some mix of comedy and drama

Because thatís what life is. The trend these days is to make shows as dark as possible, but itís unrealistic. Your standard sitcom where everything is wacky hijinx and all problems are solved in 22 minutes is also unrealistic. Dead Like Me was a great example of my kind of show. It never got too grim, or too lighthearted. Plus it had Mandy Patinkin! What more do you need?

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:28 PM

14. That was the first serial type show

I ever watched. I loved it. I loved Georgias boss, Delores Herbig. What a nutty part that was.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:37 PM

17. Herbig Brown Eyes and Murray!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:48 PM

18. :-)

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:45 AM

27. There's a local candidate for city council named Herbig

And yes, the first thing I thought when I saw her name was ďas in her big brown eyes.Ē

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 03:47 AM

22. I really liked this show as well.

It initially kind of freaked me out. My housemate watched it and I'd leave the room. But it grew on me and a couple of weekends ago I ran across a marathon on some channel and watched it clear to the end. Great characters, especially George.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 AM

24. I wonder why they chose the actress for George


She seems like she has an infantile face and body of a 12 year old. Kind of strange to me. I guess the logical explanation is they wanted someone child-like. Kind of a turnoff.

I like Patinkin and the mother.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:51 PM

25. On the recommendation of this thread, I'm

bingeing it now. Strange little show, VERY quirky! Itís very loose, and goes off on seemingly unrelated tangents...Iím on episode 4 season two. But I seriously dig the opening theme, itís now my ringtone, LOL! What an odd little show. I never even heard of it before this thread. Reggieís MY favorite character, Dolores works my nerves...

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 06:18 AM

26. Really enjoyed this show! n/t

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