Six Feet Under - 3/16/03

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Not sure what to make of the episode, but there was definitely a lot to make note of (though how this play in the overall season, still not too sure):

    1. Ruth's burgeoning lesbian affair with a shoplifter.

    2. Claire finally kicking the crematory dude to the curb.

    3. Claire finding her artistic voice in school. Liked the new instructor's point of view.

    4. Nate pulling over to pull on himself. Things are not as happy as he wants them to be.

    5. Lisa finally growing a spine, although at the detriment of her family's living situation. Nate was not a happy guy at that development either. Something's gotta give.

    6. Ruth is still terrified of Lisa's wrath over handling her grandchild.

    7. David's insecurities of his homosexuality being on display is still a problem for him. He and Keith still fight over small things, but get along in other moments.

    8. Rico doesn't have an empathetic bone in his body.
     
  2. Todd Terwilliger

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    Lisa projects everything onto the child. I thought Nate was on the verging of snapping about that this week - he had a great look he was giving her as she remarked how the baby was "so absorbant". What is she, a sponge?
     
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    Outide of Lisa not discussing it with him, why was Nate so upset about leaving that house? Seems like he would much rather live with his loving (if a bit nutty) Mother than with that wackadoo. Doesn't make much sense to me.
     
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    I wonder if Nate is going to resurect that room...
     
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    I was referring to Rico's professional life (and his lack of empathy on display).

    I laughed when Rico didn't want to start talking about the relative hotness of their wives.
     
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    Nate naturally has the gift of empathy, David's is more forced and has become more of politeness/decorum than actual empathy.

    I didn't get the boxsets because they (to me) are a bit too expensive for 13 episodes (I'm too spoiled by Fox season sets where episodes are $3/episode or less).
     
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    I think the partnership will work if they allow each of them to focus on the areas they do best: David is the responsible business manager, Nate is best in dealing with the customers, and Rico is talented at working with the corpses.

    I think between them they have all the bases of the funeral business covered. Rather than force Rico to deal with the grieving ones, why don't they let him focus on what it is he does best?
     
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    Jodee,

    I think the brothers would like to but I feel like it's Rico who is forcing them to bring him into other areas of the business that, at the moment, he is not particularly adept at.
     
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    So are those of you that were thinking that we're not seeing reality right now still thinking that? If that is the case, each week that goes by where they don't "let the cat out of the bag" (so to speak) makes it that much worse of a decision by the writers.
     
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    I don't see how a credible case can be made for anything being a dream after Nate opened the coffin in "Perfect Circles". Everything before that was from Nate's point of view; 80% of everything that followed is from other people's points of view.

    M.
     
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    How about the omniscient point of view in a dream?
     
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    Okay, while everything we see on 6FU is not from anyone's first person point of view, it's all from a omniscient point of view. It's whatever the director/writer wants the audience to see. So the episodes being part of Nate's dreaming on the OR table is still just as possible given the narrative choice.

    I've had dreams of of ghost-like omniscient properties (seeing the events play out, but no one acknowledges my presence while viewing them). Maybe I dream weirdly.
     
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    So are "Six Feet Under" and "The Simpsons" the only shows on TV where the characters actually watch TV, like most people do? [​IMG] The only time people watch TV on other shows is when there's newscast interrupting the regularly scheduled programming.

    /Mike
     
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    I have no problem with Rico's inability to connect with the customers. Hes a partner, fine, but remember that hes 'the best with corpses in LA'. He shouldnt even have to come upstairs if he doesnt want to. To claim that hes not pulling his own weight is way too harsh.
     

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