Six Feet Under 7/22/01 episode.

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Cockodile Dundee - I need to see less of this guy!
    Bong Bong Bong! The beyotch Brenda was almost out of there! Nate was seriously funny during those bong hits. I bet he had a strange time wearing that camera harness while acting stoned.
    Claire is so naive sometimes. I surprised she didn't rat out the "guide" who was boinking her high schoolmate in the woods.
    Mom is caught between two men offering different intangible things to her.
    Dave is now getting into prowler mode, on the make in the homosexual community. Love Nate pimping him out for the date.
    Frederico will be back, I think HIS loyalty will get the better of him.
    I love this show! I want more each time an episode ends (sign of a good show).
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  2. Michael Reuben

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    quote: Dave is now getting into prowler mode, on the make in the homosexual community. Love Nate pimping him out for the date.[/quote] "Pimping" was Dave's characterization, but of course Nate is just encouraging him to date, which raises an interesting dynamic. Left to his own devices, Dave would probably stick with the anonymous (or pseudonymous) pick-up sex that he ventured into last week. That fits with the rigorously closeted life that led him to dump Keith when he became a deacon. But with Nate pushing Dave to date openly, Dave runs the risk of finding himself in another relationship that he'll feel pressured to acknowledge. Should be interesting when he runs into Keith next week (as shown in the previews).
    Do you think Claire's new-found girlfriend told the guide to check her pack for grass? (I'm not surprised Claire didn't rat him out; after being a victim of gossip herself, she's hardly likely to give her new friend the same treatment.)
    So Kroener burned down their own property. Somehow that fits.
    M.
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  3. Michael Reuben

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    BTW, Sunday's New York Times carried a truly vile attack on the series by a would-be critic who seems to have read capsule summaries of the show but never watched an episode. Here's the link. Worth reading if only because it is so jaw-droppingly witless.
    M.
     
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    I agree, I think Tofer ratted out Claire since he lied to her from the beginning. I don't trust the girl from high school either because of what she said to the counseler about everyone thinking she was nuts. If she knows what's good for her she wont cross Claire.
    I wish we would find out why Nate is putting up with so much crap from Brenda. There must be something in his past that is making him such a door mat (though he stands up to her, it seems like empty threats).
    Next week should be interesting.
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    Wendy Lesser, the writer of the NY Times article, makes two crucial mistakes: 1) she judges "Six Feet Under" based on the quality of "The Sopranos" and 2) she apparently hasn't watched the show.
    I have never watched "The Sopranos", and I'm sure it's an excellent show. Maybe even better than "Six feet under". But what does that have to do with anything? Is the quality of SFU dependent on the quality of "The Sopranos"? Most of her article makes no sense, since her criticism mostly boils down to "The Sopranos is a better show, so all you who like SFU are imbecilles duped by Hollywood". I wonder if she's active in a lot of newsgroups, that's the level of her rhetoric.
    As for 2), it really seems, like Michael Reuben points out, like she has never watched an episode of the show herself. If she has, she has obviously not understood it. Take this quote for example:
     
  7. Bill Kane

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    Nice insights.
    6FU's plot is SO episodic, I don't try to second-guess anymore: Different writer, different director each episode.
    Sometimes, I can get impatient with all the concurrent subplots and cutaways to each. Maybe that's better, less time to get bored if I dont care for how one "plot" is going during the show.
    I don't trust Claire's Sierra-hike school "friend." She seems devious. And how come the trip counselor gave her, the girl he boinked, the boot, as well as Claire, without fearing she'd tell on him for spite?
    I love these "Hollywood" hikes with everyone toting WalMart-style frame packs that lift like they're NMT 15 pounds of gear!
    The Fisher Funeral Home ostensibly is rather BIG, and in RL, they'd have a larger staff. Most of my local funeral homes have two men in blue suits as chapel/church entrance and pew escorts, who aren't the owners.
    I recommend the Sons investigate establishing a limited partnership as a vehicle to get Federico back into the fold.
    (There's a good 6FU thread in Salon's Table Talk/Television. But HBO's own 6FU Website Community board has become infested with the worst kinda immature bullboard chat -- "Hey Tracy WU? how u..." instead of show/plot posts. I've deleted it...)
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  8. Gary Kellerman

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    I like this show too. SFU is a dark comedy-drama with its own unique style. The fact it is on HBO allows this show to succeed. There is no way this kind of show could be shown on other network or cable stations because it has such "biting" adult material. Two other factions let this show grab you; it is not interrupted by commercials and there is no LOGOS on your screen to disrupt your attention.
     
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    Gary, here in Canada we have Movie Central logos on our screen.
    How I envy you guys with logo-free HBO.
     
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    Man, I hate the logos that all the stations are plastering on the screens now. Logos are the worst thing to happen to TV since David Schwimmer.
     
  11. Bill Kane

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    ...don't we all. [​IMG] There is a logo rant thread in After Hours, last I looked, too.
    Reality TV vs. Sitcoms vs. HBO...I think there's still a high level of production novelty with the HBO series -- the what-you-don't-see on network tv -- and SFU certainly delivers (A full-frontal Aussie speaking pure Strine, jeez).
    I am the sort who turns his nose up at sitcoms -- more than 30 years ago in a spate of university "authenticity," I swore never to watch anything that had a laughtrack. And I also have never watched a Reality TV segment more than 5 minutes; so contrived to titilate, I tell myself.
    But I must admit I am drawn to SFU, even though it's pure sitcom on the surface (supply your own laughs-type). And I also must admit my more taste-than-thou attitude doesn't hold water with this whole DVD genre. Whether it's reality, sitcom, HBO or movies, we are still "titilating" ourselves with "mindless" entertainment. So what hey, I"m trying to sit back and enjoy it.
    Now I have to go to a dentist's appt. today.
    thanks for reading [​IMG]
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    Yes, I must admit I enjoy the series too, me and my wife watch every week, Look forward to it, in fact. But have you noticed, EVERY show has the following; male & female or male & male sex, drugs, and of course death. What a three some [​IMG]
    I miss the father in the show, I hope they don't keep him out long but I am afraid they may?
    I too, hope that Frederico comes back to his "roots". His character adds to the show, his career will be up the rise I predict.
    Now that we have seen the full frontal in this show one wonders, how long it will be before we are exposed to a full frontal of a female??
    I would like to see less of drugs in this show. Some how I feel it kind of promotes this type of behavior.
    (flame suit zipped up now!)
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    I love this show! IMHO it's about the only show on right now that is entertaining. I loved the square dancers in the funeral parlor. This show continues to shock and surprise me - but even better I am really starting to care about the character's - I can't believe the shit Nate has to put up with Brenda. Definitely one of the more gruesome death scenes too Spoiler:My wife and I almost lost it seeing that half of head that Frederico had to work on in this episode.
     
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    Pot is an herb, not a drug. I don't think the show endorses or condemns drugs one way or a the other. Does the show promote disfunctional relationships?
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