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Six Feet Under

Some time last year, late one night during a free trial or when I was somewhere that had a cable channel that I don’t subscribe to, I saw a chunk of the pilot of the series Six Feet Under.” What caught my attention was seeing Peter Krause who starred in the excellent Sports Night” series… I thought that it was an episode of Sports Night” that I hadn’t seen, but I realized that it wasn’t. The first season is out on DVD now and I watched the first 3 episodes. The series was created by Alan Ball who made American Beauty” and they share some elements. The drama is built around a family-owned funeral home and part of what I liked is the way that the family history and tensions emerge in the early episodes…it looks great and has a great ensemble cast who all seem to have deep roots in theatre… The family chemistry is great with a neat dynamic between mother, brothers and sister with a somewhat wacky employee thrown in. I want to see the rest of the episodes and I’m looking forward to checking out the second season as well.

Up next Human Nature I saw the 2001 film “Human Nature” on the weekend and I liked it. I didn’t know really what to expect, but I wanted to see it since the script was Born Magazine I just checked out the Winter 2003 issue of Born Magazine. There is some great stuff there. The “Just Born” section combines an artist and a writer
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