Dead Like Me - The Complete First Season DVD, 4-Disc Set
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- relax924Jan 03, 2012by
Watch this set one way or the other.
This DVD set isn't for everyone. It has a cast that works well together and are very fun to watch. The stories are amazing. But the subject material is different. I wore out the first set of this series I bought. It is more entertaining if you watch it the second, third, or fourth time. I would recommend that any one with a good sense of humor watch this set of DVD's!
- rvcoganJul 14, 2009by
Dead Like Me - Series Review
This was a terrific, highly amusing, really interesting and very quirky series for two seasons on the Showtime Premium Channel starting in 2003 through 2004.
It's about a rather depressed 18 year old girl who calls herself "George", that suddenly loses her life when a toilet seat from a Russian satellite lands on her when the satellite breaks up on re-entering Earths atmosphere. Immediately upon her death she finds out that she's been chosen to become one of many grim reapers who roam the world, and the series follows her through her various reaping assignments and how she learns to live as one of the "Undead".
Great casting and story lines made this series a cult classic. So much so, that the calls and letters to Showtime complaining about the series cancellation finally resulted in a direct to DVD movie release in February of 2009 called "Dead Like Me-Life after Death".
Starring Ellen Muth as Georgia Lass AKA "George", Mandy Patinkin as
Rube(Boss of the Reapers), Jasmine Guy as Roxy(a meter maid/police officer reaper), Cynthia Stevenson as Joy Lass(the joyless mother of Georgia and her sister Reggie), Greg Kean as Clancy Lass(Joy Lass' hapless husband), Laura Harris as Daisy Adair (an ex-movie actress reaper), Callum Blue as Mason (a ne'er do well reaper), Christine Willis as Deloris Herbig (as in "HER BIG brown eyes", Georges' supervisor at her "Happytime" day job), and Britt McKillip as Reggie Lass(Georgia's younger sister). Other cast members include: Crystal Dahl as Crystal(the receptionist at "Happytime"), Patricia Idlette as Kiffany with a "K",(waitress at the restaurant where the reapers meet to get their daily reaping assignments from Rube), and Talia Ranger(a "Younger" version of George in flashbacks from her earlier life). Try it, you'll like it, but only if you don't mind strong language.Read full review
- srom1404Apr 10, 2011by
It's soo great and addictive to watch!
I wasn't sure if this would be the movie for me but my best friend told me she knows "it would be something I couldn't put down" and she was right. I love this series and all the things that happen after the main character dies and comes back. When I started watching the movie it was supposed to be for maybe a half hour or so but I just couldn't turn it off and I ended up viewing it for 3 hours. It's really a "keeper" and I recommend this to anyone who wants a new take on the afterlife.
- 66154317@delete...Mar 08, 2008by
AN APPEALING AFTERLIFE
DEAD LIKE ME is one of those shows which form part of my "perennial favorites" collection. I purchased this series (parts one and two) because it is written with such originality and clever characterization that it provides material for thought each time I see it. The entire concept is revolutionary: each death is overseen not only by a giant deity or force purposely left vague, but also by a "grim reaper," a special corpse chosen for some unknown reason to shepherd newly dead souls into the afterlife, and to make sure each soul's passing causes no physical pain.
Into this comes a young girl, taken at age 18, by a random fluke: a toilet seat from an exploded Soviet space station falls directly on her. Imagine her reaction, and follow her through her own afterlife. You'll meet a hapless bank robber from the 20's, a "flash dancer" who invented leggings, a bit player killed in the fire on GONE WITH THE WIND, and a burnout from the 60's who has as much grace as a pair of old, torn jockey shorts destined for the rag bag.
This show is priceless and funny and irreverent and sad and touching, all at the same time. In other words, right up my alley.Read full review
- amanda192014t97Jun 10, 2009by
I watched one re-run of Dead Like Me tv show and fell in love with it! After that one show, I got on ebay and ordered the whole series! This is a dark, funny, easy watch! You can easily go through the whole set in one weekend. Would be a great winter weekend get-a-way, or hot-summer inside w/ air conditioner on ... or any weekend with time to "kill". Highly recommend it. I've watched both seasons and today ordered the 2009 movie version...wish there was more!!