HBO’s Six Feet Under famously gave fans about a million ways to die, but did you know the network deliberately asked it be “more f—ed up”? Or that you can visit the actual Fisher home, but not that famous tree? Load up the Sia and breathe me in, as the 38th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ embalms a few facts from HBO’s Six Feet Under!
Eventual True Blood creator Alan Ball deliberately set the series in Los Angeles, believing it a capital for those unwilling to accept the reality of death, a central premise in the series. Six Feet Under also marked the onscreen debut of Michael C. Hall, which would eventually win him the role in Showtime’s Dexter.
‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for The Wire, 1966's Batman, The Office, Sherlock, Friends, Futurama, Louie, Charlie Brown, Tales From the Crypt, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Die Hard to Gremlins, but now we’re dying to get into Fisher & Sons for a post-mortem of Six Feet Under. Try not to cry.
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