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Six Feet Under - The Complete Second Season (2004)

Frances Conroy , Peter Krause  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Frances Conroy, Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 780 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001KL5DA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,439 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Six Feet Under - The Complete Second Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 13 episodes from the 2002 season with commentaries with Alan Ball, writers and directors on five episodes
  • Episodic Previews
  • Episodic Recaps: Season 1 Recap
  • "Anatomy of a Working Stiff" 20-minute behind-the-scenes featurette

Editorial Reviews

In some ways, HBO's Six Feet Under plays kid brother to stellar BMOC The Sopranos: it's spunkier, less refined, chancier, and a bit of a punk. Nevertheless, the show set in the Southern California mortuary Fisher and Sons deserves its place in the pantheon of great television series. The initial season was a showcase for the most original characters, including tight-lipped brother David (Michael C. Hall) coming out of the closet, emotionally trippy mom Ruth (Frances Conroy), and the most complex girlfriend on the face of the planet, Brenda (Rachel Griffiths). Slowly, the major force in season 2 is the unassuming lead, Peter Krause. Part of the long line of good-looking actors who never get respect because they make it look too easy, Krause (Sports Night) finds the perfect blend of optimism with a wonderful, bittersweet anguish as Nate, the prodigal son.

The initial season's happy ending is forgotten as relationships change, the business is still under fire from the evil conglomerate Kroehner, and a lively dream sequence is just around the corner. As with the premier season, creator Alan Ball lets many others direct and write the show, but his stamp is all over it. The eccentricities of the characters are shaped, and not always suddenly. Take daughter Claire (Lauren Ambrose), who sheds her bad boyfriend only to find more complex relationships on her road to discovering her own groove. One person in the mix is Ruth's beatnik sister (Patricia Clarkson, in an Emmy-winning role), a joyous embodiment of thriving--if aging--counter culture. Another new character is Nate's old girlfriend, the granola-loving Lisa (Lili Taylor). With Brenda heading down another destructive course, Nate is at more than one crossroads by season's end. For fans who groove with the wild, serio-comedic world of the Fishers (and let's face it, many didn't), the second season goes down like a fine meal of fusion cuisine. The show shares an unfortunate family trait with its HBO big brother: although both were lavished with multiple Emmy nominations the first two seasons, both took home only token awards. But then there's always next year. --Doug Thomas

Product Description

When death is your business, what is your life? For Nate, David, Ruth and Claire, the world outside the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home continues to be at least as challenging-and far less predictable-as the one inside.

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Commentaries with Alan Ball, writers and directors on Episodes 1,7,10,12,13
Episodic Previews
Episodic Recaps:Season 1 Recap

Customer Reviews

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great season of one of the best dramatic TV shows February 20, 2005
If you haven't seen Season One, stop reading this right now and go watch it. You're in for a real treat, as 6FU is one of the most well-written TV dramas ever.

If you watched Season Two when it originally aired and are considering purchasing this set, you should know that the DVD extras are not plentiful. Several of the 13 episodes have optional commentaries you can listen to while you're watching the episode; I find this is a big investment of time for a small payoff, but that's just me. Plus, the last disc contains a short documentary "anatomy of a stiff," which is worth watching once, but not really that compelling. Another factor that might affect your purchase decision is that the episodes themselves are rich and stand up to repeated viewings, unlike most of the tripe on television. Plus, watching the episodes on DVD - on YOUR schedule - makes for a much better experience than waiting a week or more between episodes as they are aired on HBO.

If you've seen Season One but not Season Two yet, the best indicator of whether you'll like Two is how much you liked One. Yes, it's true, fans disagree over which of the first two seasons was better. But the overwhelming majority that liked One a lot also liked Two a lot.

I think both of the first two seasons were EXCELLENT, but a bit different. Almost every episode of the first season was very good or excellent. The second season had the same average quality as the first season, but more variability - that is, a few episodes or storylines were a bit weaker than what we typically saw in Season One, but other episodes and storylines were even better than those in Season One. The last two episodes of Season Two rank among the best television I've ever seen.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Characters -- and viewers -- get addicted! July 25, 2004
Like many viewers, I don't get HBO, so I got hooked watching Season 1's episodes all at once, on video. The DVD presentation adds commentaries of mixed quality. Writer Jill Solowey opens by wondering why anyone would spend an hour listening to her talk. "You must not have a life if you're here," she says. Unnecessarily demeaning to viewers, as commentaries add a whole layer of enjoyment to the viewing experience.

Other commentators pointed out the old-fashioned Addams family quality of the Fishers, which I hadn't noticed -- but now I see they have an avocado-colored refrigerator! And I see the contrast between the timeless, stifling ambience of the funeral home and the free-spirited world that the family encounters outside.

Season 2's writers faced a major challenge because plots need conflict and at least two sources of conflict have disappeared. Nate has now firmly committed to being a funeral director -- he gets his license early in the season -- and he's firmly allied with his brother's interests. And David, now officially out as a gay man, has a choice of nice dates before ending up (as we always suspected) with the charismatic Keith.

The Christmas episode was my favorite, although it was more satisfying than suspenseful. A group of Harley Davidson riders gathers to honor a fallen comrade, while the Fishers remember their last moments with their father. The biker funeral was a treat. I'd like my own funeral to be a big party too, although I hope my heirs have the sense to demand a cheap cremation rather than a ten thousand dollar box.

As other reviewers have noted, Nate takes the lead this season, possibly because his character seems least controversial and most sympathetic.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A TEN star series July 17, 2005
This has to be my all time favorite TV show. I am counting the days until season 4 arrives on the shelves and it's been a long, hard wait. This family is the epitome of dysfunction and watching their lives unfold can only make you grateful for your own, hopefully more sane life.

I enjoyed the first season on DVD having never seen it on HBO and I don't think I ever got up to do anything else. I devoured all 13 episodes immediately went looking for season 2. I am afraid season 2 wasn't much different. I had to have it all at once and couldn't stop until it was over. This could be a problem I'll have to deal with eventually but for now, there's still season 3.

With its very adult subject matter, this is not a show for kids. Be prepared to get addicted
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE release the 2nd season soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! September 26, 2003
I can name at least 10 people who are DYING to see the 2nd season of Six Feet Under. I mean come on people! The Sopranos have how many seasons out on DVD? I work at a music store that sells DVD's and it KILLS me to see Saved by the Bell seasons 1 & 2 released when Six Feet under hasn't even released it's second season....I'm afraid I'll CROAK before they decide to release this show which would be kind of ironic but that's beside the point! Please release it SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing the standard of tv to a new par September 3, 2003
Six Feet Under is a unique and interesting look at death. Six Feet Under is better than a great majority of the shows on tv. Some say it's like a soap opera with it's progressive storyline and love interests. But I say it's creating a new standard of tv.
The first season was highly addictive for me. I give high kudos to the opening credits...amazing music and opening scenes. The cast is extremely talented and give captavating performance. I am waiting every so patiently for the second season on be released on dvd. I said...highly addictive.
For those of you who have never seen Six Feet Under I would like to recommend if possible to watch from the episode one and go from there. The effect will be more massive. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Sophomore Year
Six Feet Under never stop with the emotion, and if you can handle it, it's enjoyable in more ways than one.
Published 2 days ago by Alex Haggard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
I saw this series when it aired on HBO years ago. It is one of my favorites. Glad I purchased it.
Published 9 days ago by Robin
4.0 out of 5 stars Product was as described
Product was as described. Haven't watched yet but looks in great shape. I'm sure will purchase products in the future
Published 23 days ago by Patti
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Feet Under
Excellent show. I have enjoyed this show from the very beginning. It is very interesting to follow the familys many challenges.
Published 2 months ago by Keith Swartz
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is one of the best HBO series ever. If you've never watched it, you should check it out. It may not be what you think.
Published 4 months ago by Kathleen Jeskey
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love this HBO series. The cd's work grate, they work perfectly with no problems. I am happy to add it to my collection
Published 4 months ago by deedee2253
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best and Most Profound HBO Series
The entire series is in my opinion the best series HBO has ever done. I saw the Sopranos was given this accolade recently but I totally disagree. Here are my reasons. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KES
5.0 out of 5 stars A must watch
I love it !! Micheal c hall is amazing! Very talented ..a must see! You will love it! I p
Published 5 months ago by Jennifer M Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper Complete DVD Series on Amazon Canada
I'm holding out for SFU to come out on Blu-Ray, but if you can't wait and want a cheaper price than the usual $96-$112,
Amazon Canada is selling the complete series for $61... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tekrad
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best Series Ever!!
This is my absolute favorite series of all time. If you think your Job sucks and you have a hard day at work and with family imagine that your family is your business and you own... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeff
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