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2007-09-25

Dead Like Me


I have trying to write about this from a long time but couldn't do so due to time constraints. Now, the break that we are getting this semester between 2 periods is being utilised by me in completing episodes from TV series. So, it was during one of those dry seasons in DC++ where the series I usually watch (smallville, prison break, heroes) were simultaneously on a season break and so either i had to opt for series which had a history of just 1-2 seasons or the new series that were on offer in DC (Kyle XY,Californication,Damages,L-word).

It happened that I opted for the former and chose "Dead Like Me" (IMDB:9.2)and man was I impressed by this series.Well, this series is about a group of reapers who live among the living and have been given the task of collecting souls from bodies of would be dead persons(specifically those who die from unnatural causes...accidents, suicides, murders etc). So, they have their share of gore and grisly deaths of persons and unfortunate souls scheduled to die an untimely death(Quite senti stuff here). The main protagonist is a 18 year old girl named Georgia 'George' lass played brilliantly by Ellen Muth who dies after being hit by a falling toilet seat from a space shuttle from USSR. The series is all about LIFE AFTER LIFE of Georgia and also about how her family deals with her ill-timed death.

Now, Why I chose to write about this is I was very very impressed by Ellen Muth's acting skills (ably very well supported by other cst members). Ellen Muth isn't drop dead gorgeous and hasn't even the kind of bust that may make guys go gaga over her. In plain words she is not hot by miles. But what struck me about her was how she carried the character of georgia with an air of non-chalance about her. The way she talks when she is furious with Rube (Head of the reapers) or when she is upset over her premature death and had to die a virgin or when she love talks with guys (living) to get in bed with them...she carries all these without a wince. Even the way she dresses and carries herself.... I loved it all.

It is a pity that such a fine series had to end after just 2 seasons due to some differences between the creator (same as of smallville) and producers. The concept of the series was nothing like any other and I am sure that if it had continued in the same vein as its 2 seasons had it would have turned out to be one of the most popular one.

Now, the good news is that 'Dead Like Me' is coming out as a movie with the same cast members. I would be keeping my fingers crossed and hope that it turns out to be as good as the series was because bettering it would be very difficult.

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1 comments:

Sneha said...

Title sounds Scary didn't read the post.