- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
|Price:||$29.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$0.98 (3%)|
|Watch Instantly with||Prime Members||Per Episode||Buy Season|
|Other Formats & Versions||Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
It's hardly a spoiler to mention that 6fu's final season, though bookended by the promise of new beginnings (a wedding in episode 1 to a departure for new prospects in the 12th episode), centers around loss and a pivotal death. The scripts contain more than an occasional sense of inconsequential filler, while some of the recurring thematics seem forced (we see David continue to cope with the scars from his abduction in the previous episode via over-obvious imagery of facing his "inner demons"). Other issues receive especially compelling treatment, above all Brenda's (Rachel Griffiths) desire to have a child and David and Keith's (Mathew St. Patrick) choice to adopt. But the real strength of this season lies in several gripping performances. Ruth (Frances Conroy) touches off a complex series of reactions, simultaneously sympathetic and judgmental, transcending the tendency to appear as a neurotic caricature. The super-talented Lauren Ambrose brings off Claire's emerging self-awareness and maturity with moving touches (she's also got some of the funniest moments as she takes on a stint as a temp in scenes that call to mind the hysterics of The Office). Griffiths' Brenda for her part undergoes a parallel maturing process. And as George's daughter Maggie, Tina Holmes adds a welcome tone of contrast.
6fu, of course, has always been about the paradoxes of finality. But anyone who has developed an attachment to the show's unique tone and creative sensibility will have a tough time saying goodbye. Alan Ball outdoes himself with his script (and direction) for the finale, "Everyone's Waiting," seeding it with echoes from the pilot episode that will enchant aficionados. And the famous fast-forward visions coursing through Claire's imagination as she heads down the highway give the perfect seal to this set of characters. Extras include especially insightful commentaries, including Ball on the finale, retrospectives, and a mini-feature on 6fu's cultural impact. It's safe to say that the show leaves some pretty unforgettable impressions in its wake. --Thomas May
WHAT A SERIES!
Not only did I love the character development in every episode - the finale was the BEST finale I've ever seen. There were no loose ends. Read more
I love this show and treasure the series finale. It's the way it should be done for all finales.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have to keep reminding myself that SFU is a fictional drama. The acting, directing, and writing are powerfully realistic and keep you emotionally invested from Seasons 1-5. Read morePublished 3 days ago by S. Stiles
This show can be reviewed and enjoyed just as much as it was the first time. Terrific acting and story lines.Published 3 days ago by P and L