Having completed watching all available episodes of Big Little Lies and Altered Carbon (and waiting for more Westworld season 3 before we dig into it), we recently took the recommendation of 27 readers and started watching Six Feet Under.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s an hour-long drama about a family who runs a funeral home. Sometimes they see and talk to dead people, but they’re not ghosts–the dead people seem to be in their minds.
We’ve watched 5 episodes at this point, and we’ve seen that it’s a perfectly solid family drama. Good writing, good acting, interesting hook with the funeral home. But beyond that, we’re finding ourselves a bit bored. Perhaps we’ve been spoiled by big reveals, tantalizing mysteries, and fascinating worldbuilding in other shows. With all due respect to it, Six Feet Under feels small and episodic, and perhaps a bit dated.
But it got such rave reviews from you that we’re wondering if we’re missing something. Is it one of those shows that really takes off after a certain episode or after the first season? If so, what is that turning point and what makes the show so good from then on?
Otherwise, is there another hour-long show you’d highly recommend? We have HBO, Netflix, cable, and Amazon Prime, and we could reactivate Hulu. Thanks for your help!