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Old 01-18-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Dead Like Me

Has anyone seen this two-season MGM show?
I believe there's a small yet significant resemblance to GF.
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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I saw about 2 episodes of it, and it looks pretty good although I'm reliably informed from my SFX magazines it's gone down hill a bit of late.

I don't know too much about the GF resemblance though - whilst there is the idea of dead people being reapers it's done very differently to GF.


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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Yes, Dead Like Me is a great show. Your magazine is lying, because I don't think it even really reached its peak until about the the last half of the second season.

I still, currently, have a beef with Showtime for deciding not to bring it back. Maybe if we all send them our hatemail......

There is very little similarity between that series and Grim Fandango. In fact, its closer to "On a Pale Horse".


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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Well I don't know, the reaper thing and all...Actually, it's true there's no resemblance.
Seriously, I believe that in the show, the people who didn't act well in life end up as reapers. In GF, people like Manny, who apparently didn't act well, end up as Reapers/Travel agents. Get my point?
It's a great show, but accroding to Sony Channel in my country, they gave the Last Episode a week ago. It's a shame it ended, it had a n ice story.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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The character development in the second season just amazed me. Daisy went from being my least favorite character to my favorite character.

There is not one good show on right now. Three brilliant shows cancelled last year: Angel, Touching Evil, Dead Like Me. Replaced with what? Huff? Lost? Two very overrated shows.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:10 PM   #6
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What is this show exactly about? I think I have heard of it somewhere.


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Old 01-23-2005, 09:04 AM   #7
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Georgia Lass, after dropping out of college and getting a job, gets smushed by a toilet seat that fell from space. She is forced to become a "reaper" with a gang of reaper friends, and they are given postits with someone's name and estimated time of death, they must seek them out and take their soul before they die. It's a really great show, and has less in common with grim than you'd think. It just got cancelled after two seasons.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:01 AM   #8
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It's a sort of satire about death. It's a great show, or at least was, you should see it if you have the chance.
Rube was my favourite, I think he was the most mysterious one, however George, Daisy & Mason ar not bad either.
I though the show was made to have 2 seasons, I didn't pass through my mind that it could be cancelled, such a shame (Well that's the capitalist world we live in, shows that are intelligent and have smart & sarcastic humour are removed from the air, and replaced by stupid overrated shows)

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Old 01-25-2005, 06:21 AM   #9
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Hey, that sounds like a really good show. I better start bombarding one of our channels so that they start airing it.


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Old 01-27-2005, 07:32 AM   #10
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