“Six Feet Under,” the critically acclaimed drama series, has found a new home on Netflix, offering viewers the chance to immerse themselves in one of television’s most profound explorations of life and death.
Created by Alan Ball and originally aired on HBO from 2001 to 2005, the series delves into the complex lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles.
The show is renowned for its deep dive into themes such as mortality, religion, and family dynamics, all while maintaining a darkly comic edge. Each episode begins with a death, which not only sets the narrative in motion but also frames the existential questions that the series bravely tackles.
The ensemble cast, featuring talents like Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, and Lauren Ambrose, brings a multi-dimensional richness to the storytelling, earning the show a place in the pantheon of television greats.
Over the years, “Six Feet Under” has garnered a trove of awards, including nine Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Peabody award. Its critical success is matched by its inclusion in numerous ‘best of’ lists, cementing its status as a must-watch series.
The addition of “Six Feet Under” to Netflix comes as part of a broader deal with HBO, which also sees other acclaimed series like “True Blood,” “Band of Brothers,” and “The Pacific” joining the streaming giant’s library.
However, it’s worth noting that most of these series are currently slated to be available only on US Netflix, with “True Blood” being an exception with an international release.
For those looking to explore the depths of human experience through the lens of a family in the business of death, “Six Feet Under” on Netflix presents the perfect opportunity to binge-watch a series that has shaped the television landscape.