Monday, August 22, 2005

Six Feet Under Finale - Spoilers Below

So what did everyone think of the series finale of Six Feet Under?

At first, I hated it. I was sure Brenda's baby was going to die and I did not want that to happen. As a mom whose daughter was taken from her as soon as she was born and put into the NICU - it hit a little too close to home. And Nate was just being so obnoxious; even though he was dead I still wanted to stab him in the eye with something sharp.

And then I hated it more, because this group of horribly wonderfully dysfunctional people suddenly became...well, functional. Everyone got their shit together and everyone became one big happy family. The whole time, Hub was shooting hex-eyes at the tv trying to kill them all off, because he thought the best way for it to end would be for them to all be having dinner together and either The Big One (earthquake) hits and they all die, or else there is a gas leak and they all die or someone comes in and shoots them all and they all die. He was just so sick of every one of the characters that he wished death on them. And I don't blame him. They did all get very annoying and whiney and hard to bear.

But then, the way it actually ended...it was touching. I was teary. Clare drives away and then you flash forward to how each of them finally do die...and how sad was it to see Keith get shot? He was the most normal person on that whole show. And seeing David teaching his son the business...ah, Fisher and Sons, it does go on. And seeing that Willa (the new baby) was, in fact, okay. That was good. So overall, I did enjoy it and I did think it ended well and I will miss the show.

What did you think? Were you disappointed in how it ended, or did you think they went out the right way?

(Edit: Sorry about the word verfication in the comments. I am so sick of comment spam and have to do something about it.)

29 comments:

JM said...

It was so "not what I had expected" yet at the same time "so right". I had also anticipated some sort of "mass slaughter" or at least one more major character's death to have occurred during the finale, but I never figured it would end this way. I had mixed feelings about the "happily ever after" ending that I thought we were getting, but then when Ruth died I lost it, and it all began to make sense. There was plenty to nitpick about in this episode, but overall I thought this was a perfect ending to a great show.

Charlie Mc said...

I watched season 1 and lost interest! I am eagerly awaiting Season 5 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and another "Sopranos" season on HBO!

Danielle said...

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Taylor said...

I didn't get to watch it!!!! WAHHHHH!!!!

But I thought for sure that everyone would be killed off!

and what's up with word verification in commenting now?!

Bumbling Bav said...

I have never seen the show.

Does anyone know when Sopranos is coming back?

jlybn123 said...

I haven't ever seen it either.

Seems the spamming is hitting lots! Hope you figure it out.

Last Girl On Earth said...

I only saw one episode last year. I don't have cable. (boo hoo) There's just not enough time to watch TV. I have to watch it vicariously through you!

Comment span is SUCKING! Let us know if this works.

Tuesday Girl said...

Bumb, sopranos comes back in March 06.

I loved the ending, it was bittersweet though because it was a great show. I will miss it.

Scully said...

Actually, I really enjoyed it. I was burned for 9 years with X-Files and I never got closure so the closure last night on 6FU was brilliant.

The boss and I were talking this morning and he didn't like it. He thought the writers dumbed it down.

I agree, but like I said, I got closure.

I hated Nate from day 1, so when I popped, I was more than happy. Too much like his father.

Loved the ending with everyone dying and the daughter living to 102 years old and marrying Ted. Brilliant.

Loved the song as well. Even if it was from Ted's most un-hip mix.

Natsthename said...

Oh my GOD, I had tears welling up as Claire drove away. Absolutely brilliantly done.

I want to know what the song was, too, since I'm such a geek. I usually check the HBO site for the music, but they don't have it posted for this episode yet! Damn them!

And it was WICKED sad to see that Keith got shot...at least he looked to be in his 50's or so, so the boys had a chance to grow up. My only complaint was that the makeup/latex/whatever they used to age the actors was kind of OUT THERE.

Robb said...

Maybe I should order the premium channels again. No. I never watch TV.

Michele said...

Stopping by to say hello....

I did not read this post. You said spoilers and I skipped to the comment box. I love Six Feet Under but I have been seeing it on DVD. I do not have HBO or cable. Yes, we can pause to feel sorry for me now. .....

Pausing.....

This week season four is released. Yes, I am THAT far behind. Are we still pausing to feel sorry for me?

Please pretend you are.

Patsy Darling said...

I liked it. Of course that Mary David would have a heart attack about seeing his dead husband appear at a picnic. I liked how they showed what happened to everyone I hate when you have to guess or assume what will happen to all these people. I need to know.

Indigo said...

I haven't seen it yet, haven't watched the show in years, but I think I might watch the finale. That sounds really cool that they show how each one dies.

trine said...

don't watch it and thankfully now i don't have to.

I LOVED your comment on my post today, True. Made me laugh out loud and distrubed david tryiing to work...

KARCHAMB said...

I loved the ending. I was all weepy. And Patsy, David didn't have a heart attack BECAUSE he saw Keith, he saw Keith because he was dying and Keith was welcoming him to the afterworld. I thought it was so appropriate to show them all die as the ending of the show when the opening of each show was the death of someone. And, call me a sap, but I loved that Claire and Ted ended up getting together.

Tee said...

LOL- Everyone is adding word verification and I don't know if I'm unique in that, I have a hard time reading these things! ROFL.

AS for the show, I've never heard of it even. Where have I been?! The only show I go nuts for is LOST. I can't wait until it's back on.

Nice to meet you :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I've installed a word verification; it's sad we have to, but the spammers have been attacking me.

Kate said...

Last's night final episode was brilliant. I bawled my eyes out when they were showing what happened to them all in the future - Keith getting shot, Claire going blind, I just kept crying harder and harder. The music was gorgeous - Breathe Me by Sia is an incredibly moving song

Peanutt said...

I agree that the SFU cast were getting a little whiney and hard to bear as well, but the ending tripped me out, but it was so fitting for something called SFU to show how everyone died! Cracked me up how most of them were just sitting there and all of a sudden the head lobs back and bam! they're dead!!! LOL. Yes, I agree SFU always bordered on the "different" so for them becoming just like everyone else was kind of a bummer! Ugh, I could just go on, and damnit, it was just a show!!! LOL.
Have a great day!

Night Flier said...

I've never seen an episode of this show. I'm currently hooked on "Monk" on USA Network. I may check this out when it comes out on DVD.

deputyswife said...

I never really got into that series. I think it was because of the setting. Funeral Home people. Totally freak me out. On the other hand, I prefer the cool likings of Tony Soprano. I can't WAIT for that show to come on again. I also really liked Deadwood and the bounty hunter show (reality). Speaking of which, aren't the bounty hunter people from Jersey?

Miss_Vicki said...

I love SFU, I am sorry to see it go - but, after Nate bought it, the rest wasn't so eventful. I did like the very end though, when they fast forwarded to when everyone dies. All my HBO shows are going away, how sad!! They best come up with some new ones!! Deadwood's coming back, right? That's all I have left, I think.

mrsmogul said...

Okay I read the first line and stopped. Six Feet Under just started airing here so don;t want to spoil any more viewing. I already accidentedly found out about Nate online and I am mortified!! (no pun intended)

aka_monty said...

Crap. Some days it sucks not to have cable TV. :(

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've never seen that show, i do love sopranos, can't wait for the new ones next year

Curator said...

Hmmm, honestly I'm not even aware of it. May be time to get away from TVLand. :)

Cheers.

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

I, too, am two seasons behind, because they don't broadcast it over here and I have to make do with the DVD's. Season 4 is coming out on September 5th.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is awesome...I love the graphic layout, too. Consider yourself linked. :)

T said...

I love that show. I am so going to miss it. I actually have NOT watched the finale yet, (thanks btw) LOL....

Have you ever seen the first season on dvd as its sold in the store? The dvd's come out of a coffin!