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Showtime's "Dead Like Me" - season 1 discussion


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#1 of 119 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted June 27 2003 - 04:02 PM

Did anybody else watch this? I thought it was great. Definitely a season pass for the TiVo. If you missed it, try to catch a repeat, as this looks like the kind of show that you can't get into without seeing the introduction to the show's premise in the first episode.
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#2 of 119 OFFLINE   Mark Philp

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:00 PM

I just watched it and I love the premise. If the future episodes hold up then I'm hooked. You're correct, you really need to see the first one.

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Posted June 27 2003 - 07:58 PM

i watched it tonight.....It was hilarious, yet had some dramatic moments at the same time....I suggest people who didn't see it, to catch one of the many replays of the pilot this week.....Great show, with an interesting story and very funny....

#4 of 119 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted June 28 2003 - 04:00 AM

I thought it was great. It reminded me a little bit of Piers Anthony's novel On a Pale Horse. Very cool show. I'll definitely keep watching.

#5 of 119 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted June 28 2003 - 02:41 PM

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It reminded me ... of Piers Anthony's novel On a Pale Horse.
It is based on that book Vlad.
Ellen Muth is a dead ringer for Kristine DeBell, an actress those of us of a certain age remember for an adult version of Alice In Wonderland.
Caught the first episode this evening. Except for the use of Que Sera, Sera. (an absurd empty-headed tune if there ever was one) I did enjoy the show.

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#6 of 119 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted June 28 2003 - 05:36 PM

Ah, yes, they don't make pornographic musical comedies based on classic children's literature like they used to. I don't see the resemblance to Kristine DeBell, but maybe I was looking elsewhere!

There is something about Ellen Muth that I find attractive and yet I also feel that she's rather plain looking. Her nose, for example, is not exactly the cute little button of a supermodel. But like I said, I'm attracted anyway. Her appearance seems to be suitable for the character.
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#7 of 119 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 29 2003 - 02:06 AM

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Que Sera, Sera. (an absurd empty-headed tune if there ever was one)

Maybe, but it's acquired a certain piquancy since it was used in Heathers. Posted Image

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#8 of 119 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted June 29 2003 - 04:34 AM

Then I need to revisit Heathers. Posted Image Blue Velvet managed to give that song a whole new cool, so there's hope.
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#9 of 119 OFFLINE   Doug R

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Posted June 29 2003 - 09:44 AM

Is the first episode description "George's death leads to surprising discoveries" ? Just want to make sure i'm catching the first episode.

#10 of 119 OFFLINE   Wayne Bundrick

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Posted June 29 2003 - 10:20 AM

Yeah that's the one. The 2nd episode isn't until Friday 7/4 at 10pm.
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#11 of 119 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:28 PM

Complained about Que Sera Sera and forgot to remember they used Dead Egyptian Blues, which I love!


"Oh, Mister Tut, they love the mask,
Do they love it, honey, sweetheart, don't ask.
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#12 of 119 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 29 2003 - 01:28 PM

Caught the rerun and I really liked what I saw. They seem to have all the elements for a great series here. Enough of an open ended concept so that we won't be bored and enough rules so they can't be lazy with thw writing.

Ellen Muth was also a pretty good find.

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Posted June 29 2003 - 03:20 PM

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It is based on that book Vlad.


Wow. I had no idea. Thanks Jim.

#14 of 119 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted June 29 2003 - 04:49 PM

I have not seen it yet.

The creator/writer, who exits after the third episode, has credited the Piers Anthony book as an early influence but it is not an official adaptation.

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Posted June 30 2003 - 01:41 AM

Great Show, I like it very much Posted Image

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Posted June 30 2003 - 06:13 AM

I wish that version of Alice in Wonderland was available on DVD!

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Posted July 02 2003 - 05:18 AM

What was "On a Pale Horse" like?

I also caught the show on a repeat and enjoyed it.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted July 07 2003 - 11:04 AM

Episode 2 was fairly laid back. The scene at the waffle house cracked me up. In some ways, I like the angle of the dead going back and working dead end jobs Posted Image

The scene at the waffle house had me pondering.. would the boys in the bathroom be charged (criminally?) Hmm.
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Posted July 08 2003 - 09:19 AM

I have seen the show and I loved it. I am hooked. I hope the rest of the episodes are as good as the first 2.

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Posted July 08 2003 - 10:36 AM

There must be a reason why George's appearance has been getting worse and worse as the show goes on. Next week's preview has more of the same. All the other characters look normal, but George looks like she hasn't washed or combed her hair in weeks.

I predict that this will keep up until she decides to accept her fate, or retrieve some minimum number of souls. The more she resists, the worse she will look.





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