Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dead Like TV

Back when Ash and I used to have cable, Ash used to watch a lot of shows on the Sci-Fi Channel. (It wasn’t the “Syfy Channel” back then because the owners still knew how to spell.) One of the shows that Ash became addicted to was Dead Like Me. He now owns the entire series on DVD because of his fanboyitis.

Dead Like Me is about a girl who was killed by a toilet seat from space. She becomes a grim reaper, and she is obligated to reap the souls of those who are about to die. She works with a few other reapers, and they have their own disturbing little family. There’s the boss reaper, who insists that they always eat waffles together too, and he’s the father figure. There’s the older sister-type character, who only lasted a few episodes. She was replaced by the slutty reaper, who the drug abuser reaper loves. There’s also a reaper who is a cop by day. Unfortunately for toilet seat girl, reapers don’t get paid so she has to have a terrible office job too. Her office life provides some interesting contrast to all the death, but it is equally as disturbing.

Fortunately, Dead Like Me only lasted two seasons so it doesn’t invade my shelves like some other TV shows my husband has accumulated.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! New here (found you through but wanted to post. Love the site!

    I actually loved Dead like Me too. However, it wasn't as good as the series of book it was inspired by, Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony. I suppose Im abit of a fanboy of his, but they're really good reads. Much more dramatic and deal with humans who take up the jobs not just of "death", but "war", "time", "fate", etc. Good stuff, really!