Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

"Six Feet Under" fans: what'd ya think of the series finale?

It was kind of interesting how they ended the series with everyone's death (in the future). I checked the web site and they included all of their obituraries.q

An unusually well-done series, and I'm going to miss it.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
I missed the whole last season, because I cancelled all of my premium channels (only one package) when I got a cable bill for $175 one month (both TV and internet but fucking hell!)
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
Yikes. I thought that my $134 cable bill was bad. I'm stuck with crappy Charter Cablevision out of Winsted.

Actually, now that two of my three favorite cable shows have ended, I'll be canceling my premium channels as well (after obtaining permission from my needy teenagers). However, you can always rent the last season, and for Six Feet Under, I highly recommend that you do.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
I'm probably going to do that.

Comcast is worse than Charter, I guarantee. When I cancelled HBO, I lost a ton of other channels that weren't even advertised as being part of the "Digital Silver" package in the first place, like Nickelodeon 2, which my 7 year old daughter loved.

I hate comcast but satellite is too much hassle.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
And my area (northwest corner, ughh) doesn't qualify for DSL for whatever reason ... my ex-husband lives eight miles away in the same town and he can get it.

Can't wait to move to the "big city" (West Hartford) next year when youngest kid gets his driver's license. For an ex-New York City girl, living out here has been torture.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
Northwest connecticut is practically upstate New York, for all the infrastructure and lack of commercial areas.. at least the parts I've seen. Not to mention that none of the interstates go anywhere near there.

Yuck.

I'm in Middletown. If I drive a block from my apartment I can get on 9, 91, 691, 372, and with a 10 minute drive, 84 and 5/15.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
I've had Dish Network for six years now, and I love it. Every time I think about moving back to cable, I check the prices, and they're worse than the last time I checked (I'm in Comcast territory)

Seriously - I have a dish on the house, a splitter box outside, and inside each TV gets a cable box. Inside the house it's exactly like cable would work.

We lose signal when there's a big thunderstorm east of here, but never more than a few minutes, and it's rare that it happens.

Biggest downside is if you're in a situation that doesn't need cable boxes (you just hook coax to cable ready TV) then yes, needing boxes is a pretty big negative.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
August 23rd, 2005
We have one TV with a box and one without. It wouldn't be a huge deal except that we live in an apartment and the logistics are a pain in the ass, including the insurance policy they require you to take out against damage to the building.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
The last series just started on E4 (not that I care about spoilers).
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 23rd, 2005
Fortunately I'm on the border of Hartford County instead of being way out in Canaan or Kent or one of those remote outposts. A mere 50 minute drive to work in good weather.

Although the population in my town has tripled in the last 12 years to nearly 6,000 (mostly new McMansions on oversized plots of land), you still can't rent a video anywhere, there's no Chinese restaurant, and housing prices are through the roof (I rent). But should you need to purchase fishing bait or rent a kayak, it's paradise. Woo hoo.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
Simon, sorry if I spoiled anything about the plot, but I figured that mentioning that it was the finale might clue people in.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
It takes me 10 minutes to get to work in Hartford. 15 if I leave 30 minutes late and there's traffic.

:-)
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
Also, West Hartford is freaking expensive. You can't be doing too badly.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
Didn't say I could AFFORD West Hartford ... I'm hoping to find an apartment there that I can pay for and avoid having to get a roommate, but the fallback is renting in New Britain (cheap and near work) or Newington or something like that.

You probably earn more than I do. The State doesn't pay its IT workers very well - they make up for it in benefits and vacation time.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
I'm paying $1300/month in Middletown, and my apartment is not large.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
I was feeling a bit negative about the finale (they have resorted to dream sequences far too much. Pretty soon you just detach and don't believe anything. Enough with the hooded guy), but changed my opinion based on the absolutely superb way that it wrapped it all up. That was a fantastic show, and it is wonderful the way they didn't just bleed it dry.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
August 23rd, 2005
$1,300 a month?? Maybe the boonies does have its advantages ... I have a two-bedroom duplex on a dead-end street with back yard and porch for $740 (utilities not included). Looks like it's going to be sticker shock come moving day. I'm SO sorry I didn't buy a condo ten years ago and rent it out during my period of servitude in rural America.

Muppet, why don't you buy something instead of renting? Between you and your GF you ought to be able to manage a mortgage.
Permalink Dana 
August 23rd, 2005
We're looking right now, but our credit scores (mostly due to past relationships and their accompanying bad decisions/divorces) are 625 and 695, mine being the lower.

So, we're not exactly ideal borrowers. Since real estate in Connecticut is averaging $100/sq ft right now, we're having a Hell of a time.
Permalink muppet 
August 23rd, 2005
I have mixed feelings about the finale. I thought some things came to a close too quickly. For example, David was unable to overcome his fear. Then, all of a sudden, after one dream sequence, he's Mr. Confident.

I'm happy for Rico and Claire, it's nice to see them move in positive directions.

The death sequences at the end were a little strange, and I felt bad about how Kieth died. I also found the dinner table story swapping about Nate to be a little cheesy.

I dunno, I guess after five seasons of things not always ending happily, making the whole series all of a sudden end happily was strange.

It's still a great series, though.
Permalink D.W. 
August 23rd, 2005

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