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The HBO series. Never saw it, before; have long wanted to. Went out shopping. All 5 seasons for $83. I bought it. Blind-bought it. What am I to expect?

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The HBO series. Never saw it, before; have long wanted to. Went out shopping. All 5 seasons for $83. I bought it. Blind-bought it. What am I to expect?


It's a solid show, and while it isn't as close to the greatness of say The Wire, it stands alone as one of HBO's best inventions. The acting is unbelievable.

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Really, really good, but The Wire is better.


My only HBO viewings have been all of Ricky Gervais' Extras, and Seasons 1+2 of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

After Six Feet Under, I would like to watch The Wire.

And continue with Curb.

I might watch along in this thread and post some thoughts as I watch through in this thread by episode or something.

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Just curious, does Six Feet interest you more than The Wire?

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Just curious, does Six Feet interest you more than The Wire?


Well, I've seen neither, and all I really know about each is very basic synopsis. The brief synopsis of Six Feet does interest me, more.

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Well, I've seen neither, and all I really know about each is very basic synopsis. The brief synopsis of Six Feet does interest me, more.


You will enjoy it, but The Wire, as you probably have heard, is THE best.

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Nothing compares to that one other show. Nothing.

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Nothing compares to that one other show. Nothing.


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Expect greatness. Well, I can only vouch for the first season and the first disc of the second season since that's as far as I've made it in right now, but it's all been great.

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I'm talking about Robot Chicken.

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I'm talking about Robot Chicken.


I know...

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Six Feet Under is great. You won't be disappointed.

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Just finished episode one! There was so much to like from it. Having Nathaniel frequently appear and converse with the family is pretty cool. I generally like the characters. Good music.

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WHY IS EVERYONE ALWAYS BRINGING UP THE WIRE? THIS THREAD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOD-DAMNED WIRE!

Anyway, amazing show Trevor, I'm sure you'll love it. Post your thoughts when you get started.

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Three episodes in - I'm really getting into this. The contrasting of Dave and Nate I thought would lead to some expected conflicts, and it kind-of does. They're avoiding the stereotypes. The blending past events in present moments, along with Nathaniel's continued involvement with the family post-death give the series a kind of nostalgic supernatural feel, like I like.

There have been some stand-out moments I really enjoyed. Nate's "existential walks", as Sammael once referred to them, as. When Dave and Nate got aboard the bus, in episode 2. Claire's fantasy dance number in episode 3. I liked the parallelism of Claire's recent life events with that of the missing foot.

End of episode 3 was wonderful.
House burning down!? Will it be explained? Did Claire do it? Was it just some unexplainable mystery? Is the series trying to further show us the unpredictability of life?

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Another show I need to watch in full.


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Good show. And that finale. Wow.

I've never, ever felt a desire to rewatch it though.


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You'll more than likely love it. I don't know anyone that has started Six Feet Under and didn't love it. Exceptional acting, and the best series finale I've ever seen. It's a wonderful show.


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Amazing show. I'm in mid-season 2.

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Oh and you will end up hating and loving each character at various points, the only show that I know of where your feelings swing to such extremes.


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It my favorite TV Show of all time. You're in for something special Trevor.

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WHY IS EVERYONE ALWAYS BRINGING UP THE WIRE? THIS THREAD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOD-DAMNED WIRE!

Anyway, amazing show Trevor, I'm sure you'll love it. Post your thoughts when you get started.


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I need to finish watching the Wire. Bought the complete set a while back but I've only seen the first season.

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I just finished all seasons of Six Feet over the past 2 months. It's really solid. As for the fire,
it's definitely not Claire...


The last 4 episodes hit like a ton of bricks. The characters will annoy you a bit but they are always 3-dimensional and human. And Rico is hot. I want Rico.


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Episode 4, Familia, was alright. The weakest I've seen so far, though.

5, An Open Book - was much better. Keith's character is really developed this episode.

6, The Room - I loved. Very philosophical. Nate's little fantasy of what his father could have been doing in this room was most glorious.

7, Brotherhood - The first episode to make me tear up
(it happened during the wake, when the guy found out what kind of funeral his deceased brother really wanted, and when he goes to sit down with his brother's friends.)


Billy's character is frightening, from his short little thing with Claire, to what he did at the end of Brotherhood, which I'm sure was intentional
(him going off his meds and making a scene to spoil Brenda's plans with Nate)


I'm now over 1/10th through the series.

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Episode 4, Familia, was alright. The weakest I've seen so far, though.

5, An Open Book - was much better. Keith's character is really developed this episode.

6, The Room - I loved. Very philosophical. Nate's little fantasy of what his father could have been doing in this room was most glorious.

7, Brotherhood - The first episode to make me tear up
(it happened during the wake, when the guy found out what kind of funeral his deceased brother really wanted, and when he goes to sit down with his brother's friends.)


I'm now over 1/10th through the series.


You're moving at a nice pace Trev.

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Do all HBO dramas have hour-long episodes?

Also - does HBO air any breaks or commercials during their programming? I've never had the channel, so wouldn't know.

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Do all HBO dramas have hour-long episodes?

Also - does HBO air any breaks or commercials during their programming? I've never had the channel, so wouldn't know.


Most dramas are an hour, there are a few exceptions, In Treatment being one.

Also, no commercials, very nice.

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Episode 8, Crossroads: So-so; good

Episode 9, Life's Too Short: :shock: :shock: :(

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Episode 8, Crossroads: So-so; good

Episode 9, Life's Too Short: :shock: :shock: :(


Glad your digging it so far Trev.

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Season 1 -finished. Favourite episodes: The Room. Life's Too Short. The Trip. A Private Life.

Began Season 2. Watched episode 2-1, In The Game. Awkward dinner table scene and Nate's hallucination were fantastic. Other than that, episode was merely good. A fun character episode, but no new progressions.

Tomorrow I'll probably give the Season 1 boxset to a friend. I hope he'll watch it.

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I appreciate your speed, Trevor. I am the same way with watching television on DVD. Can't wait until you watch the finale - you will feel so many emotions. It's really well done. Just four seasons to go! ;)


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She shows finale is one of the best ever created, and probably the best HBO has to offer.


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She shows finale is one of the best ever created, and probably the best HBO has to offer.


correct.

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I do warn you now Trev, that this show literally makes you depressed as you watch. So the faster you watch it the quicker you will get depressed. Also I found that I hated pretty much every character at some point or another in this shows run..but I think thats a good thing.


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She shows finale is one of the best ever created, and probably the best HBO has to offer.

:up:

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Excellent show with an amazing series finale.

Having said that, I will probably never rewatch it because it will just depress the shit out of me. I think this is a good thing, though.

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I watched episodes 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4, today. All good - none reaching the excellence of Season's One's bests. I'm sure this season will pick up.

This already appears to be taking a toll on me. Maybe [it could just be my depression]. I doubt I'll do again what I did yesterday and go through 9 episodes back-to-back. The heavy, often depressive thought-provoking material can get very draining, emotionally.

There's been no major developments made.
Nate's little seizure at the drive-in was unexpected and really sad to watch. Especially Claire's reaction.


Even though his presence was often harmful, I do kinda miss Billy, who hasn't yet appeared this season. He is a great character.

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Billy Billy Billy. Jeremy Sisto is hot. Good character too. :P He'll be back, don't worry.


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I watched episode 2-6: In Place of Anger. Fine episode, as usual, but we finally get to see Ruth's sister! She's a good character, having a seemingly playful and outgoing exterior, but inside, just as tormented as Ruth is; and just an envious.

I'll be finishing Season 2 this weekend.

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Season two complete.

Not sure if I preferred it over Season one. There was noting in season two quite as enigmatically fun as The Room, or as devastating as Life's Too Short. But as a whole, it was probably more consistent.

Favourite episodes: "I'll Take You", "The Last Time"

Some of my favourite moments were from those last 2 episodes. David and Keith's shouting match. David helping Nate fill out his preneeds form. David and Claire, high together. Claire's flashdance dream.

Billy really took an interesting turn this season. Early on he seemed way too medicated and zombified, but he grew into a more comfortable groove. I liked his moments with Claire. Kinda creepy, yet tasteful and charming. I just hope it stays that way.

Also: goddamn Brenda. :x

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Also: goddamn Brenda. :x

won't be the last time you say this.


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Billy Billy Billy. Jeremy Sisto is hot. Good character too. :P He'll be back, don't worry.


Yes. When we first see him in the diving suit half down I almost came.

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Yes. When we first see him in the diving suit half down I almost came.


So sexy. I like him in everything he's in. I had a feeling you'd like him. We sorta have similar taste. How do you feel about Gabe?


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My favorite show.
And I'm going to say this for the first time, I really connected with the characters and cared about them. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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My favorite show.
And I'm going to say this for the first time, I really connected with the characters and cared about them. :shock: :shock: :shock:


Who did you connect with/care about the most?


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Who did you connect with/care about the most?

Claire and Brenda.

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Season three.

Episode 3-1.
Those first 12 minutes were crushing. And everything after - is this all a dream? We got a look into the multiple lives Nate could have lived. Nathanial mentioned that he and everyone exists in different plains of reality. So ...is everything in the later half of the episode in a different reality from the first 2 seasons? What the fuck happened to Nate? This is not him. Married Lisa? That child has changed him for the worse. He and Lisa are clearly lying to each other for the sake of their offspring. This'll build and build and blow up terribly, just like Nate and Brenda did. Keith and David also seem to be falling apart. Claire's not liking art school.


Episode 3-2.
What an intense, unexpected opening death scene. Rico's morals are annoying me. So much aggression in that little man. Nice little moment at the end of the episode with his kid, though. I'd like to see the return of Brenda and Billy. Kathy Bates ala Misery? Cool.


Also:

Wide-screen. Cool.

48 minutes and 50 minutes. Shorter episodes than usual.

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Season three.

Episode 3-1.
Those first 12 minutes were crushing. And everything after - is this all a dream? We got a look into the multiple lives Nate could have lived. Nathanial mentioned that he and everyone exists in different plains of reality. So ...is everything in the later half of the episode in a different reality from the first 2 seasons? What the fuck happened to Nate? This is not him. Married Lisa? That child has changed him for the worse. He and Lisa are clearly lying to each other for the sake of their offspring. This'll build and build and blow up terribly, just like Nate and Brenda did. Keith and David also seem to be falling apart. Claire's not liking art school.


Episode 3-2.
What an intense, unexpected opening death scene. Rico's morals are annoying me. So much aggression in that little man. Nice little moment at the end of the episode with his kid, though. I'd like to see the return of Brenda and Billy. Kathy Bates ala Misery? Cool.


Lisa = worst.

Rico's "morals" are annoying. He's very childlike and takes care of his own but sees life in a very simple context that just isn't there.

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Claire and Brenda.


Hmmm...Claire yes. Brenda can be like sand in an oyster and has so many issues, I can't say that I personally relate to her, but she's certainly a complex woman unique to television in a way. I have a fondness for David, not sure that I relate to him per say but I like the character a lot.


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Never cared for Lisa or Rico

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