Best TV of the Decade – Part Three


Time to continue on with the list, with entries 10 through 6. To read the introduction with honourable mentions, go here, and to read entries 15 through 11, go here.

One note: I added at the end of each entry (besides #11, because the series didn’t lend itself to this kind of analysis) a quick mention of what I felt were the best season and episode for each series. These were honest attempts to make a few more declarations on the shows, but I’ll admit, I didn’t kill myself picking my favourites. I’m working completely from memory, so there’s a good chance that for some of them, another episode might actually be better. So feel free to share your opinions on them and anything else I write here.
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TV Review: Six Feet Under – Season Five

R.I.P. Claire's car.

Six Feet Under Season Five

Starring: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick, Freddy Rodríguez, James Cromwell, Rachel Griffiths

Series Creator: Alan Ball

*WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS*
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POST #29: Six Feet Under – “All Alone”

Can’t write much more right now, as I’m in the middle of watching this episode. Fuck. This show pulls no punches. I had an idea of how this show ended, but I had no idea about this.

Since I have friends who read this that are watching this series for the first time, I’m not gonna get into any details, but anyone who has seen the series knows what I’m talking about. If you don’t know the titles of the episodes, I’m watching the tenth episode.

This show has pulled some doozies before, but nothing like this.

EDIT: Oops. I accidentally put the time for this one hour ahead and have since fixed it. Don’t worry, I didn’t miss an hour of posting.

POST #19: My Summer of HBO

We watch a lot of TV shows during the year, which makes it fairly hard to watch TV on DVD while new shows are airing. So summertime is catch up time. This year, I decided we should make it a Summer of HBO, in attempt to catch up on all those quality shows I’ve always meant to watch but hadn’t.

In addition, HBO shows are the only ones we watch right now currently airing new episodes. Currently, we’re watching season two of Big Love and season four of Entourage as they air (we gave John from Cincinnati a shot, but didn’t like it. Sadly, we never started Flight of the Conchords, which I’m starting to hear good things about. But, our hi def movie channel that carries HBO shows didn’t pick it up, so we didn’t have much chance to watch it anyway). On top of that, we finally got around to watching the first season of Six Feet Under that we had borrowed from our friends Ellen and George at the beginning of the summer, then went ahead and ordered the complete series after a couple of viewings, so we’ve been going through that pretty quickly.

We generally watch half-hour shows on our upstairs TV while we eat dinner, so up until now we’d watched a couple non-HBO shows that we’d been given on DVD, but now that we’ve finished those, we’re moving on to HBO’s Extras, lent to us by . The original plan was to try and rent the first season of The Wire when we were done with Six Feet Under, but I went ahead and borrowed Freaks and Geeks from Skooch, since I put off seeing for far too long, so we’ll watch that next. Hopefully we’ll finish it with enough time to at least start The Wire, if we can find somewhere to rent it (along with having no access to the actual HBO channel in Canada, we also don’t have Netflix. Very annoying).

I’m a bit of a late-comer to the HBO world (still haven’t seen The Sopranos, and I’m not sure I ever will), but I’m glad to finally be here. Such great television. Or not television… whatever.

POST #17: Six Feet Under Break

I’m working on a more involved post right now, but won’t have it ready in five minutes, so you’re getting this quickee post. We’re watching an episode of Six Feet Under right now, putting us halfway through the final season. Part of me just wants to have a televisionathon right now instead, but it’s too distracting to continue on with good posts while watching things that I’m into. Basically, I need to start thinking of my next post not long after I finish writing a post, so I can’t be distracted for too long.

Part of the flaw of reviewing most everything I watch is that I don’t really half-watch anything. So if I’m going to half-watch something, it has to be something sucky like Mindhunters, not something as fantastic as Six Feet Under.

TV Review: Six Feet Under – Season Four

I'm sensing that people's enthusiasm for these reviews is fading.

Six Feet Under Season Four

Starring: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick, Freddy Rodríguez, James Cromwell, Rachel Griffiths

Series Creator: Alan Ball

*WARNING: REVIEW INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR SEASONS 1-3*
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TV Review: Six Feet Under – Season Three

Everyone's favourite happy family.

Six Feet Under Season Three

Starring: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick, Freddy Rodríguez, Rachel Griffiths

Series Creator: Alan Ball
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