HBO's-6ft Under, Season Finale's-Your Review's Here!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by todbnla, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. todbnla

    todbnla Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    39466
    Real Name:
    Todd
    Talk about about a change in story line! [​IMG]
    We all suspected something was going to happen with everyone else in the show but not Nate!
    David continues to show his ability to address and command a crowd and at last, seems to be at peace with who he is.
    The mother surprised us all by not being upset with her hair dresser when he broke up with her, and what about her roll in the "flowers" with her Russian boss [​IMG]
    I hope Clair does'nt get hurt. [​IMG]
    I am going to miss this show until next season [​IMG]
    ------------------
    Regards,
    Todd

    My HT

    [Edited last by Todd Barattini on August 19, 2001 at 10:20 PM]
     
  2. Shawn C

    Shawn C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 15, 2001
    Messages:
    1,429
    Likes Received:
    0
    1st of all, this is the best show on T.V. today.
    I think it's inevitable that Claire is going to get hurt in some way. Her relationship with Gabriel can only head in one direction. Gabriel has shown his inability to keep himself under control for more than 5 minutes.
    Nate's new sickness seems a little far-reaching to me. I don't know if his character needed another crisis. Isn't his girlfriend and his psycho brother a big enough crisis? Well, maybe that Brenda's brother is now committed, he needed another crisis. I just don't think so.
    Jimmy Sisto who plays Billy, Brenda's brother, is a pretty convinving crazy dude. We're not doen with him yet. I can see him going off of his meds again and going after Brenda for committing him.
     
  3. tommy_esq

    tommy_esq Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    they definitely set the table as far as plot lines for next season... david and nate are such great characters and played wonderfully by those two fellows.
    i appreciated the 2 hour treat and will miss this show until it resumes.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,717
    Likes Received:
    463
    The 1st episode's opening death was pretty grisly. For some reason, the conversations that David has with the dead are strangely engaging.
    I wasn't sure if David delivered his speech in church, or was it a fantasy speech?
    I knew Nathan would know what to say to Tracey, he does have that gift for empathy. Plus given his new medical condition, it struck home with him even more.
    Why was Frederico so much "better" with the revelation of David's homosexuality in the 2nd episode? He seemed really disturbed by it in the 1st episode.
    I was faked out by the death in the 2nd episode (hoping it was that Kroner beeyotch on the teebox).
    Why do women hang with unstable guys? It appears Claire is on that road.
    Ruth's relationships are pretty entertaining because Ruth has that "frankness" of older people in relationships that is leads to stark reactions with little theatrics. That Hiram is a total wimp doesn't surprise me (with his "the grass is always greener on the other side" connundrum). I'm glad Rugh and Nikolai hooked up, and her standing up for herself was refreshing, consequences be damned.
    I was bummed when the 2nd episode ended. I wanted more! [​IMG]
    ------------------
    PatCave; HT Pix; Gear; DIY Mains; DIY CC; Sunosub I + II + III; DVDs; LDs
     
  5. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's going to be a long seven months until Season Two. I hopw by then we'll have the first season on DVD.
    ------------------
    These chicks know how to party! - MoJo JoJo
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was a little un-happy with the final ending.
    I did like that it ended on a happy note, but...it seemed a little forced. Like it did not fit with the rest of season.
    The scene with dad watching and then walking up the stairs bugged me. The ghost's have always acted to counter-point the living characters. They are NOT atonomous. Yet here is dad looking satisfied and walking away. Once again, it did not fit the rest of the season.
    And I liked Brenda going fearfully to confront Billy, but he forgave her, so she picks a fight with Nate on the way home.... does this make any sense except as a plot device to get them to the hospital?
    It just did not have the quality/consistancy of the other shows. It's almost like they brought in some other writers to "turn the show around" for the final episode. Not nearly as good as the rest of the season.
    Did this bug anyone else?
     
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,717
    Likes Received:
    463
  8. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    5,058
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm so bummed out that the season is over. [​IMG] It's been a great show, and I already miss it.
    However, the final episode felt too much like they were trying to tie up some loose ends, while still creating some "cliffhanger" situations. I'm guessing it was because they didn't know if there would be another season.
    I too didn't particularly like the scene with the dad walking up the stairs.
    David's speech in church was all real, except for the applause, which was just his imagination.
    I'm glad to see David doing better. I wonder what they'll do with his character next year if he's not so neurotic about his sexual orientation anymore. [​IMG]
    Nate's illness really disturbed me. made me think of my own mortality. I don't like to think about that. [​IMG]
    Billy's self-surgery was creepy, and his attack on Brenda even worse. His setup for Nate was creepy also. I hope they don't make him into too much of a nice guy now, seemed to hint at that during the hospital visit.
    Ruth and Nikolai are a blast, I hope they'll let them have some more screentime.
    Gabe seems like a good guy, but very weak mentally. It will be interesting to see what happens to him, if the robbery has any consequences and so on. Claire is just starting to annoy me.
    I hope the second season will be as good as the first!
    /Mike
     
  9. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think David will find something to be neurotic about regardless of him coming out.
    I'd like to see Claire find someone more worthy of her than Gabe.
    I would like to see Claire and Nate ond more as brother and sister since they both seem to have terrible taste in lovers (I've been in love with a crazy person. It's not fun).
    I think Billy will return and be off his meds in no time.
    I'm not a big Nikolai fan because the actor has played so many bad guys he kind of scares me (though I thought Hiram wasn't worthy either).
    Nate's illness hit home for me. Last Monday my doctor told me I'm going to have to go on dialysis in December and I'll need to get a kidney transplant ASAP, or I am just looking at a couple more years of living. Mortality is a bitch!
    I'm hoping that wasn't the last we'll be seeing of the funeral groupie. I have always liked her as an actress.
    I hope HBO will be rerunning the series soon. I missed episode one.
    Seven months is a long time to wait for season two. At least Band of Brothers, Inside the Mind of the Married Man and the new season Curb Your Enthusiasm look promising on HBO (and of course we'll have new Buffy, Angel, and Friends in about 6 weeks).
    ------------------
    These chicks know how to party! - MoJo JoJo
     
  10. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  11. Joel Mack

    Joel Mack Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 1999
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was going to make some nitpicky comment about people calling Freddy Rodriguez's character "Frederico", when I'm pretty sure it's "Federico" (hence the nickname "Rico", as opposed to "Fred" or "Freddy"). But, checking the official website, they appear to not know which it is, either. The plot synopses call him "Fredrico", while the "Cast & Crew" section calls his character "Federico Diaz"
    It always sounded like "Federico" to me, on the show...
    [​IMG]
    Anywho, I'm interested to see if Nathaniel's ascent of the stairway is a metaphor for going to heaven, and we won't be seeing anymore of him...
    Season 2 can't start soon enough for me...
    ------------------
    "If we blow up, whatever's left of me is kickin' your butt."
     
  12. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,717
    Likes Received:
    463
    I took it as Frederico needing a place for the baptism of his newborn, regardless of David's sexual orientation. [​IMG] I'm actually glad that Frederico showed some strong reaction (given that he's probably had a strong catholic upbringing), but as you said, can come to grips with the revelation (or maybe he really needs the job with the new kid in the house). [​IMG]
    ------------------
    PatCave; HT Pix; Gear; DIY Mains; DIY CC; Sunosub I + II + III; DVDs; LDs
     
  13. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] TV Guide is reporting that Six Feet Under is being renewed for a Third season! It killed in the ratings on Sunday beating reruns of the X-Files and the Practice.
    ------------------
    These chicks know how to party! - MoJo JoJo
     
  14. todbnla

    todbnla Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    39466
    Real Name:
    Todd
    Larry,
    Did you mean second season?
    ------------------
    Regards,
    Todd

    My HT
     
  15. John Torrez

    John Torrez Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2000
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
  16. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,717
    Likes Received:
    463
    The HBO honcho ordered a 2nd season of 6FU as soon as he personally watched all of the 1st season episodes, so now that the ratings are in, I can why they would go with a 3rd season of episodes.
    ------------------
    PatCave; HT Pix; Gear; DIY Mains; DIY CC; Sunosub I + II + III; DVDs; LDs
     
  17. Jon_B

    Jon_B Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2000
    Messages:
    1,025
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wasn't able to watch the last episode until this weekend. (work) I also came to the same conclusion about the father going up the stairs as Joel. For the first time we see the Fisher's coming together as a family. In the first episode, the Fisher's really weren't a family. The only reason they were getting together was because of their forced christmas gathering. The father's will (giving half of the funeral to Nate) seemed to be his last ditch effort to bring the family together. It worked. The Fisher's finally had a reason to coexist with each other without having the father force them to be together. The father could finally move. Thus alluding to the final scene of him walking ---^ up the stairs.
    Just my .02 cents.
    Jon
     
  18. Gary Kellerman

    Gary Kellerman Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 1999
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    The "dark humor" of this show really showed after the auto accident. Brenda is walking around in a tiz while Nate is jogging in a fit of anger after being told about the problem in his brain. The "dark humor" part left me with a feeling after seeing both characters that it was hard to believe that Nate is ill and Brenda is OK. I am looking forward to the 2nd season of this show.
     
  19. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    Quote "The "dark humor" part left me with a feeling after seeing both characters that it was hard to believe that Nate is ill and Brenda is OK."
    Such is the unfairness of life.
    ------------------
    These chicks know how to party! - MoJo JoJo
     
  20. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can't wait for season 2, and I hope that season 1 makes it to DVD soon. I can't imagine why not, it seems to be killing in the ratings, and it doesn't have the same problems as BUFFY!!! with syndication. [​IMG]
    I really wanted more, but I can wait, I knew about the second season as a definate, but the third! I can't wait, this show is easily the best on TV. (Tied with Buffy)
    This show needs to be on TV, I expect the first season to be out around February - June 2002. If they do one, but I don't see why the wouldn't.
     

Share This Page