Six Feet Under 5 Seasons 2005

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Season 5
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12. Everyone's Waiting TV-MA CC

In the series finale, David finally embraces a demon; Keith gives 'tough love'; Nathaniel talks to his younger son; Brenda delivers and fights Nate's negativity; Claire gets an exciting call; and Ted inspires sexy photos.

Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall
1 hour 13 minutes
Original air date:
August 21, 2005

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Everyone's Waiting

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Season 5
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Genres Drama
Director Alan Ball
Starring Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall
Supporting actors Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodríguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Justina Machado, James Cromwell, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Bates, Jeremy Sisto, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Jenkins, Tina Holmes, Peter Macdissi, Chris Messina, Kendre Berry, C.J. Sanders, Tim Maculan, Becky Thyre
Network HBO
Executive Producer Alan Ball
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FIVE STARS for the season finale of Six Feet Under!
I've watched this show so many times, and will continue to enjoy it throughout the years.
Sherrie Rodriguez
All I have to say is that, this was one of the best television series I have ever seen.

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120 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Ron Cronovich TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 20, 2006
Format: DVD
WARNING: If you haven't watched Season 5 yet, be VERY CAREFUL - some of your fellow Amazonians have peppered their reviews with spoilers, such as the (otherwise excellent) review by Lawrance M. Bernabo. I will avoid spoilers here.

The 5th and final season of 6FU lets us spend 12 more hours with our friends Nate, David, Ruth, Claire, Brenda, and Keith. Season 5 includes more of the great drama, great acting, and dark, off-beat humor that 6FU fans love so much.

Season 5 begins where Season 4 left off: Nate and Brenda have decided to get married and have a baby. As any 6FU fan could guess, neither of these events will go smoothly, nor will the decision to marry make their relationship suddenly problem-free.

Keith and David want children and are exploring adoption as well as hiring a surrogate. One way or another, they will become successful in this endeavor, but will find that a child does not solve all their problems, but rather poses new challenges to each of them and their relationship with each other (just as in real life).

Toward the end of Season 4, Claire was starting to realize but not really accept that she might never be a great artist, and we saw her go down a spiral into depression and excessive drug use. In Season 5, she starts to get a grip. Having dropped out of art school, she gets a common office job through a temp agency, where she is totally out of her element - her coworkers vote Republican, use Splenda in their Mochaccinos, and hang out at chain restaurants like Chilis and Olive Garden. This storyline results in interesting experiences and personal growth for Claire, and maybe a new relationship with someone she never would have expected to fall in love with.

Ruth's storylines mainly involve George.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By E. Kim on March 29, 2006
Format: DVD
The final chapter of the critical acclaimed HBO series about life and death. Following the Fisher family's lives as they deal with the constant reminder of death, SFU has changed television in every aspect from production to plot. The season five boxset's featurettes are the best among the five seasons. I recommend a viewing after watching the season. It's a great overview of the whole series and a great closure for fans. The first featurette is in two parts, both lasting 30 min a piece and takes a look at SFU's many elements with interviews with cast and crew members. The second deals with the impact of the show with many interesting interviews with real life funeral home directors. After viewing the featurettes, I felt like watching the whole season again. As always the comentaries were both informative and intriguing. The packaging was also very appealing and matched well with the other boxsets.

New viewers: Watch season one first. If you don't enjoy the pilot, odds are you will not enjoy the series at all. If you enjoyed the feature film American Beauty you will probably love Six Feet Under. The creator Alan Ball also wrote American Beauty and both share similar styles and themes. SFU is a dark comedy with very dramatic elements, and while many have tackled this mix of genres before, no one has ever done it with such profound humanity and beauty. Nothing on television, before or after, has yet to match the intimacy and brilliance of SFU.

Casual Viewers: As far as the overall season, it is probably not the best in comparision to some of the earlier seasons. But more than anything, the fifth season brings an intense and enlightening closure to a series that has impacted the way we look at a television show.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By calvinyw on July 8, 2006
Format: DVD
I just watched the finale on DVD last night, and could barely hold back tears during the final 7 minutes starting when Nate whispered into Claire's ear: "You can't take a picture of this. It's already gone.", then Claire was driving away and we see the rest of everyone's lives while Sia's "Breathe Me" plays.

Never thought SFU will have this effect on me since I always felt the characters were a little "drama queen", and the whole thing about "talking to dead people" is kind of freaky. But the ending was something I was NOT ready for. Even if it's just for these last few minutes, you should watch the complete 5th season. Have never seen a more brilliant ending for a TV series. Those 7 minutes made movie/TV history.

There's only 1 flaw with the ending: Who in their righ mind would buy a new car before moving to NYC?

But I am glad that Claire did. If she boarded a plane, the ending would be nowhere near as powerful. Especially during the last moment when the road flattens out and Claire's car heading alone into the desert: the fleeting of happiness and the people we care VS. the inevitable loneliness of our journey through life.

Damn, they should put a warning label on the DVD about the devastating effect of these last minutes.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Liam F. on November 5, 2006
Format: DVD
Six Feet Under captivated me since Season 1, and I have religiously collected every season on DVD (due to most irresponsible TV programming - that was the only way I could truly enjoy one of the best TV dramas I have ever seen). But Season 5 captivated, absorbed and affected me more than any other season. Rarely has storytelling been so gripping, so real and so emotional.

It is unnecessary for me to reiterate any part of the show - we are all familiar with the characters, the story; we avid Six Feet Under watchers know the "Six Feet Under" feeling all too well. Yet, I am compelled to express my thoughts. I thought I was going to savour season 5 an episode a day, but when it got to around episode 6 (of a total of 12), I just couldn't stop. As I sit here with Sia's "Breathe Me" playing in the background, I recollect the experience of watching Six Feet Under season 5, and how my life had chanced brushing upon this exceptional masterpiece - the memories are all at once warm and cold, painful but cherished, in one word - bittersweet.

Episodes that I truly enjoyed (that's a bit of a lie, because I actually enjoyed all 12) on this season are episode 6 "The Rainbow of Her Reasons", and the last 3 episodes. Episode 6 for its hilarity; Claire singing her complaints of wearing pantyhose to the tune of "You Light Up My Life" and when one of Ruth's friends (played brilliantly by Patricia Clarkson) calls herself evil for `causing' the death of another friend, and somehow managing to stick "George f**king Bush" into her emotionally-charged rant (that for some reason made me laugh). The last 3 episodes were heart wrenching to say the least. Partly because it was so flawlessly scripted and convincingly acted by the magnificent cast.
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