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May 11 2004

Article praising Dead Like Me (with Buffy Mentions) I thought I'd post this as this is the only new show I've enjoyed that is sticking around and this review parallels it with Buffy a few times.

I think it could be the last new quirky genre show we will see for a while until the reality TV backlash gets into full swing.

I can see how Mason is a lot like Doyle. Spike? Not so much.
"This is slightly unfair, since ‘Dead Like Me’ shows a far greater debt to ‘My So-Called Life’, ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ and ‘As If’ (UK version)."

I occasionally enjoyed "Sabrina," have always wanted to see MSCL, and I loved the US version of "As If" (cancelled after 2 episodes; I wonder if the UK version's available in the US).

I don't get Showtime, so I haven't seen DLM, but it seems pretty cool.
I have to disagree with this article. I love Six Feet Under, wry humor and all, but could never get into Dead Like Me. I gave up after 6 or 7 episodes...something just felt off. Kind of a forced quirkiness and a plot arc that wasn't really going anywhere. I don't know anything about Sabrina or As If, but the show was definitely nothing like MSCL. That ranks as one of the best shows about teenage life ever put on the air.
The reviewer lost me as soon as they said they didn't like Six Feet Under. I'm sorry, but there's just no comparison. Personal tastes as far as the senses of humor for both shows go, fine...but overall, when you factor in the drama, the dialogue and the acting talent alongside the comedy of both series, Six Feet Under is just plain better-made television.

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