Dead Like Me (season 1)

{4.5/5} “One desperate attempt after another to find something in common with someone else and then cling. ‘Hey, you have ten fingers, I have ten fingers, let’s be friends. We’ll make rules and slogans. Then if we find someone with nine fingers, we can beat the crap out of them.'”

Dead Like Me season 1, aired in 2003

On George’s first day as a file clerk, while out for lunch she gets hit by a piece of space debris. She was only 18 and hadn’t lived much of a life. Now that she’s dead, she becomes a grim reaper. Along with her new friends Rube, Betty, and Mason she takes souls from their bodies — ideally before they die. I liked this quirky show right from the first episode. Despite one or more people dying each episode, it’s very funny. It’s from Bryan Fuller, creator of Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies. Stars Mandy Patinkin and Rebecca Gayheart. The jazzy theme music is glorious.

I previously reviewed Fuller’s show Pushing Daisies.

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