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October 25, 2011

“Dead Like Me” is the story of a teenage girl who dies and instead of moving on to the afterlife, becomes a reaper. As in, Grim Reaper. She and the rest of the Reapers on her team live their afterlife while bringing the living on to their afterlives. It’s funny and touching and morbid and if you liked Six Feet Under, you might well like it.

Haunted is the story of what Reapers do on Halloween.

The Zombies – A Rose For Emily (not a Halloween song because of the group name; because the song title is also the title of one of the most terrifically horrific short stories I had the pleasure to read as a college English major.

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  1. October 26, 2011 12:02 pm

    Segued right to this after catching up with SIX FEET UNDER on DVD. A bit of a shaky start but both my wife and I found the series quite affecting and not a little bit endearing. You know who turned out to be unexpectedly great? Jasmine Guy, as the meter maid reaper. The last episode is among the best, with a sweetly sad guest role by Emily Perkins from the GINGER SNAPS movies. I still think of the final fadeout of that show with Ellen Muth walking through the cemetery and wish the show could have gone on… but maybe it’s best that it didn’t.

    Also… “moist.”

    • Dane permalink
      November 7, 2011 10:32 pm

      I took to it pretty quickly, myself. You’re totally right – Jasmine Guy was wonderful in her own right and played off so well against each of the other actors. She was just great.

      Hahaha, anything that pisses off that harridan mother … oh wait, everything pisses her off.

  2. MMcC permalink
    October 26, 2011 12:48 pm

    We read that short story in school as well. I remember when the ripple of realization went through the class – some people had to have it explained to them and there was chaos for a minute with people asking, “Wait, what?” and other people giving their individual renditions of “Eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww.” Great stuff.

    • Dane permalink
      November 7, 2011 10:33 pm

      Ha! I got it right away, and was pleasantly horrified. Who knew you could get something like that out of Faulkner?

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