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Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me's intertitle
Format Bangsian fantasy Dramedy workplace comedy
Created by Bryan Fuller
Starring Ellen Muth
Laura Harris
Callum Blue
Jasmine Guy
with Cynthia Stevenson
and Mandy Patinkin
Theme music composer Stewart Copeland
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
John Masius
Running time approx. 47 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 27, 2003October 31, 2004
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Dead Like Me is a American/Canadian television comedy-drama starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. The show was created by Bryan Fuller for the Showtime network, where it ran for two seasons in 2003 and 2004 before cancellation. Fuller left the show after five episodes due to creative differences; he went on to co-create Wonderfalls and create Pushing Daisies. Creative direction of Dead Like Me was taken over by executive producers John Masius and Stephen Godchaux. SCI FI has rerun the series on Tuesday evenings;[1] the series is also being rerun in syndication. A direct-to-DVD movie has completed filming and was to be released July 7, 2008, though the target is now 2009;[2] depending on the movie's success, the series may be picked back up again.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bangsian fantasy is the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. ... 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Cynthia Stevenson as Joy Lass from Dead Like Me Cynthia Stevenson is an American actress born in Piedmont, California on 2 August 1962. ... Mandel Bruce Patinkin (born November 30, 1952) is a Tony Award winning and Emmy Award winning American actor of stage and screen, as well as a renowned tenor. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... This article contains episode information and plot summaries from the Showtime comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. ... John Masius is a producer of American television series, such as Touched by an Angel and Providence. ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Eighteen-year-old Georgia "George" Lass (played by Muth) is the show's protagonist and narrator. George dies early in the pilot episode, leaving her mother (Cynthia Stevenson) and rest of her family behind at a point when her relationships with them were on shaky ground. She becomes one of the "undead", a grim reaper. George soon learns that a reaper's job is to remove the souls of people, preferably right before they die, and escort them until they move on into their afterlife. The show explores the "lives" and experiences of a small team of such reapers — led by Rube (played by Patinkin) — as well as the post-mortem changes in George and her family as they deal with George's death. A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... First-person narrative is a literary technique in which the story is narrated by one character, who explicitly refers to him or herself in the first person, that is, I. the narrator is a fool putting his nose into the storytelling exercise. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Cynthia Stevenson as Joy Lass from Dead Like Me Cynthia Stevenson is an American actress born in Piedmont, California on 2 August 1962. ... For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Afterlife (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Synopsis

Georgia Lass is aloof and emotionally distant from her family and shied away from her life. After dropping out of college, she takes a job at Happy Time Temporary Services. On her lunch break of her first day, she is hit and killed by a toilet seat from the de-orbiting of the Mir space station.[4] She is informed shortly after her death that, rather than moving on to the "great beyond", she will become a grim reaper in the "external influence" division[5], responsible for reaping souls of people who die in accidents (many of which are of Rube Goldberg-style complexity[6][7]), suicides and homicides. Flush toilet A toilet seat is the seat and lid of a toilet. ... For other uses, see Mir (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Afterlife (disambiguation). ... This postcard book, Rube Goldbergs Inventions!, was compiled by Maynard Frank Wolfe from the Rube Goldberg Archives. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ...


Through the first season, George has trouble adjusting to her circumstances: collecting souls, while holding a day job at Happy Time. By the second season, she has mostly adjusted to her new role, though still has unresolved issues with her life and her afterlife.


George's family is struggling to deal with her death. Her mother, Joy, is depressed, and visibly repressing it, while Clancy, her father, is cheating on Joy. George's sister, Reggie, acts out — stealing toilet seats from neighbors and school, and hanging them on a tree — before being sent to therapy by Joy. She clings to the belief that George visits her, but is starting to lie to cover this up. At the start of the second season, the family began to break apart as divorce proceedings began. Look up infidelity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ...


Nearly all of the main characters have some form of depression, however, they cope with it in different ways: Mason resorts to alcohol and drugs, Daisy puts on a veneer of perkiness, and Roxy is physically and verbally aggressive. Rube and George are more open about their sadness.


Cast and characters

This is a list of the main and recurring fictional characters from the Showtime comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. ...

Reapers

Dead Like Me cast photo showing reapers George, Rube, Roxy, Mason and Daisy.
Dead Like Me cast photo showing reapers George, Rube, Roxy, Mason and Daisy.
  • Georgia "George" Lass (Ellen Muth): The show's protagonist, 18 years-old, and a college dropout. In addition to being a grim reaper she has a day job at Happy Time Temporary Services, under the assumed name "Millie Hagen". She was killed when a toilet seat from the Mir space station fell on her.
  • Rube Sofer (Mandy Patinkin): The head of the group of reapers. He is responsible for passing out reaping assignments, nearly always on yellow post-it notes. He becomes a father figure for George (whom he calls "Peanut") in her grim-reaping afterlife, and had a daughter named Rose ("Rosie"). The manner of his death is never revealed, but in one episode we see an old and faded "Wanted" poster with his name and photo.
  • Mason (Callum Blue): A drug/alcohol addict and thief, but a likable person. He acts as an "older brother" figure to George, and is attracted to Daisy. He is originally from London, UK, and he died in 1966 by drilling a hole in his head to achieve the permanent high.
  • Roxy Harvey (Jasmine Guy): A strong-willed, sassy, independent character. Her day job is initially as a meter maid, but she later becomes a cop. While physically the second oldest reaper in the group, Roxy is the second newest to the afterlife. She was strangled to death with leg warmers – which she had invented – in 1982 by a jealous roommate.
  • Betty Rohmer (Rebecca Gayheart): A confident, well-adjusted reaper. She keeps Polaroids of each of the souls she reaped in department store shopping bags, organized by personality type. George begins to bond with her early in the first season, but she "hitches a ride" with one of the souls George had reaped and is never seen again. She died in 1926 while cliff-diving with her fiancé. Rube was present at her death as shown in the season 1 episode "Reaping Havoc".

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Family

  • Reggie Lass (Britt McKillip): George's younger sister. Though George ignored her while she was alive, Reggie is very much affected by the death of her sister. She believes that George's ghost still roams about the city and visits their home from time to time (technically, she is right). Due to her eccentric, borderline-pathological way of grieving her sister's death, Reggie is placed in therapy.
  • Joy Lass (Cynthia Stevenson): George's mother. A Virgo who has a pathological fear of balloons and who hates the word moist because "it sounds pornographic". She likes to have order, rules, and control in her life. Other characters in the show, such as her own mother, mention that her obsession with control is how she copes with denial of her own out-of-control life: her daughter George's death; her younger daughter's rather unconventional style of grieving George's death; and her divorce from Clancy Lass.
  • Clancy Lass (Greg Kean): George's father. He is an English Professor at the University of Washington. His relationship with Joy begins to seriously deteriorate after the death of George. He has an affair with one of his Shakespeare class students, which becomes the final death knell to his marriage.

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Happy Time Temporary Services

  • Delores Herbig (Christine Willes): George's boss. Delores dislikes George, but becomes friends with "Millie", for whom she becomes something of a maternal figure, offering advice and support, and on one occasion bailing Millie out of jail. Delores is optimistic, dynamic, and motivated; she has an active Internet presence through various social and dating sites, and runs a website (her home life on webcam) called 'Getting Things Done With Delores'.
  • Crystal Smith (Crystal Dahl): Happy Time's mysterious receptionist whose Happy Time record indicates that she speaks several languages and previously served as a special forces operative in Southeast Asia[8]. Crystal once helped the reapers organize into computer files a collection of souls' last thoughts[9]. She steals office supplies, specifically Post-it notes. She also dressed as a reaper for Halloween. There is a strong suggestion that Crystal is either a reaper herself or is otherwise aware of their activities.

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Misc. characters

  • Kiffany (Patricia Idlette): The Reaper's usual waitress at "Der Waffel House." She is a quiet observer of the Reaper group. It is hinted[who?] that she knows more about them than she should. Some of the characters believe her to be psychic[10].

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Episodes

Each episode lasts approximately 45 minutes and usually follows the events of a single day. This article contains episode information and plot summaries from the Showtime comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. ...


DVD releases

Season Release dates Includes

Season 1

Region 1: June 15, 2004
Region 2: June 20, 2005
Region 4: July 12, 2005[11] June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • All 14 episodes of the first season.
  • Commentary by members of the cast.
  • Thirty minutes of deleted scenes.
  • Two behind-the-scenes featurettes.
  • Photo gallery.[12]

Season 2

Region 1: June 19, 2005
Region 2: April 16, 2007
Region 4: July 18, 2007[13] is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

  • All 15 episodes of the second season.
  • Deleted scenes.
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes.
  • Photo gallery.[14]

Direct-to-DVD film

Main article: Dead Like Me (film)

On April 18, 2007, MGM announced that they are developing several direct-to-DVD movies and sequels. Included among them is a brand new film based on Dead Like Me. [15] The movie is to be set two years after the last series episode.[16] The movie's release date was originally July 7, 2008, however due to a money shortage at MGM the release date was pushed back to an unspecified point in 2009, upon which it will be released in a trial run in certain states to test public reaction to the film. The states the movie is to be released in are California, Illinois, New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Montana and Kansas. If the movie sales are as hoped, the movie will be released nationally and Showtime will continue with production of new episodes.[citation needed] Dead Like Me is a direct-to-DVD movie developed by MGM.[3] In June 2007, a casting call for the role of Daisy Adair, formerly played by Laura Harris who was unable to reprise due to commitments with Womens Murder Club, was posted on an entertainment industry website. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


Grim reapers

In the world of Dead Like Me, Grim reapers do not wear black cloaks or carry scythes (cloaks and scythes are only featured during the opening credits), but their role remains traditional: they remove the souls of the living shortly before death and escort them into their afterlife. For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ... This is an article about the mythology of the Psychopomp. ...


Death has a list of who is scheduled to die and when. Each Reaper is given a non-transferable assignment to collect particular souls.[17] Sometimes finding that assignment is difficult because the Reapers only receive the first (and sometimes middle) initial and last name of the person about to die, the place, and time of death. That person must be reaped at the time of their intended death, or the soul will remain in the dead body until reaped.


If the events surrounding a person's death are interfered with by a reaper and they do not die at their appointed time, the soul will "wither and die and rot inside" them.[17] Deaths can be stopped without risk to the soul by interfering well in advance, thus reapers would not be interfering with the events that lead to the death, however such actions might have unintended consequences, such as more people dying before their time. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Reapers have a physical body and may interact with the living and the dead. The only special abilities Reapers have besides collecting souls are the powers to remain ageless and to heal quickly.[18][19] When seen by the living, a reaper's physical appearance is different from the one they had when alive (except on Halloween when the living see them as they were in life[20]), though fellow reapers see their original appearances.[21] Laura Boddington portrays lead character George's 'undead' appearance in six episodes.[22] Laura Boddington (born 1980, in London, UK) is an English-born film and television actress, who has been working in Canada the last 10 years. ...


The passage into the afterlife is shown as a brightly lit scene towards which the newly-deceased is drawn. The portal is unique to each soul: for a child, it may be a wonderful carnival, but for a yoga master, it may be a Deva beckoning from within a Divine Lotus. Souls cannot be forced to enter the portals, so part of the Reapers' job is to convince such souls to do so. This article is about Buddhist deities. ...


Gravelings

Gravelings
Gravelings

In the show, Reapers do not actually kill people. Instead, deaths are arranged by 'gravelings'.[23] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...


Gravelings are mischievous gremlin-like creatures that cause the accidents and mishaps that kill people. The living generally cannot see them, though in one episode, a schizophrenic seems to do so. Reapers can see and interact with them to some extent: Daisy once shushed a graveling; Rube yelled "Get outta here!" when he saw gravelings playing on a cemetery statue; George chased gravelings around her flat. Gravelings do not communicate verbally with Reapers, and talk to each other in a hushed and unintelligible babble. A gremlin is a folkloric creature, commonly depicted as mischievous and mechanically oriented with a specific interest in aircraft. ... For other uses, see Schizophrenia (disambiguation). ...


In one episode it is noted that if a Reaper does not take a soul which they are meant to, a "hunting season" will be declared on them until that soul is taken and order is restored. Throughout the series, some of the Reapers, including George, Roxy, Mason, and Daisy have been plagued by the wrath of Gravelings.


A graveling rose from the body of Ray in "Forget Me Not" (Season 2, Episode 12) following his death at the hands of a reaper,[24] implying that gravelings result from either evil or rotted souls, or from the un-reaped souls of people who die before their destined time. This is a list of the main and recurring fictional characters from the Showtime comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. ...


The graveling that arose from Ray's body was later "killed" by George. Since reapers have the ability to remove souls, and gravelings are simply semi-physical incarnations of rotted/lost/dead souls, when George touched it, it turned to dust. There are no living souls present in graveling thus touching it removed it from existence. This suggests that either Reapers are more powerful than gravelings, that George has a special relationship with them or at the very least, that she has something 'more' to her than explained in the series.


The episode entitled "The Shallow End" (Season 2, Episode 4) shows gravelings appearing to hesitate from claiming a young Georgia's life and again in "Haunted" (Season 2, Episode 15) George recalls a Halloween afternoon during her youth when as a young girl she has a near-death experience, barely escaping the clutches of a serial killer with gravelings scurrying around in the background behind the man.


Behind the scenes

Awards and ratings

The series was nominated for a total of eight awards including two Emmys for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series" and "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and three Saturn Awards.[25] The show's complete ratings were not released, though executives had claimed to at least one reporter that Dead Like Me had ratings three times Showtime's primetime average.[26] This contradicts the network's statement that the ratings were not high enough for a third season.[27] When questioned by critics about the ratings in January 2005, Showtime Chairman and CEO Matthew Blank responded "I really don't think we know...."[28] An Emmy Award. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ...


Fuller's departure

Bryan Fuller left early in the first season due to conflicts with MGM Television, including disagreement over major script and storyline cuts considered important to the main theme. He stated that the "lack of professionalism...made it really difficult...It was like being at war...They were constantly trying to strong arm me. It was the worst experience of my life." According to Fuller, Showtime canceled the show because of "a loss of quality and a sense the problems would continue."[29] Bryan Fuller (born July 27, 1969) is an American scriptwriter. ... Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television (commonly known as MGM Television and later MGM/UA Television among other names) is an American television production/distribution company launched in 1955 and a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. ...


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"Dead Like Me" (2003) (968 words)
With sharp and witty writing and directing, "Dead Like Me" explores the bizarre world of our working-class grim reapers, the good folks charged with escorting human souls to the afterlife.
The very essence of "Dead Like Me" is, in fact, its willingness to explore not only the bizarre world of the reapers, but also the lives and personalities of the reapers themselves.
And, not to leave out the living world, the creative minds behind "Dead Like Me," also frequently turn their attention to living characters on the show, from the "soon to be referred to the past tense" reaper clients to the families they leave behind (most notably George's grieving family).
Spoiler Slayer: Dead Like Me - Spoilers Archives (6694 words)
She did tell me that George is the one with the post-it for the killer.
Daisy has a very difficult reap, she has to ripple the soul of a woman who has been seeing a married man. She gets into the hotel room and ripples the woman, but curious about what is going to happen she hides in the closet.
Dead Like Me Online (1) is a nice site, and one of the first one's that I found when researching spoilers for the show.
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