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Dead From Death? [Dec. 11th, 2006|01:01 pm]
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I'll start off with an introduction. My name is Keith, I'm 22 and I live in New York. I just started watching Dead Like Me when it was brought to the Sci-Fi channel and I have already purchased Season one and two on DVD. (Two episodes a week wasn't cutting it.) I was also furious to find out that they canceled such a brilliant show.

... aaaand American Idol is in what, it's sixth year now? -_-;

But anyways, what I actually wanted to post:

Anybody else think that Death from The Sandman comic series might have had any influence in Dead Like Me?

In my opinion the idea of Death being something other than a horrid figure in a black robe carrying a scythe is already a hint. But I'm sure The Sandman comics weren't the first to show Death as something other than what we commonly think of. And who knows, maybe Bryan Fuller has never even heard of this comic?


[User Picture]From: obiwankatie
2006-12-11 06:29 pm (UTC)
I know I would've been influenced by Death for Dead Like Me if I had to write the show. Course, George is totally the opposite of Death.

I'm kinda frustrated with the shows that are amazing being cancelled, yet reality shows like American Idol and Survivor (which serve me with not entertainment value or even the slightest bit of enjoyment) are still being made. I think it's cause they're so cheap to produce. No real sets or scripts or talent. I'm a huge fan of Studio 60, and everyone's talking about how it's going to be cancelled, and Firefly didn't even get a full season... I'm overwhelmed by the lack of good television for a semi-intelligent homo sapien to be stimulted by.

Anywho, I found DLM the same way you did, and I also couldn't handle just 2 episodes a week, so I got both seasons. Rube's in a new show 'Criminal Minds', which i guess isn't new, but I found it a few weeks ago and kinda like it. I mean, Mandy is amazing and I'll watch him in anything. Callum should be in something, cause he's rather awesome.

I'm really bothered by the storylines left open. Daisy and Mason never really got together (even though I still ship Mason/George), there's nothing about why George can see gravelings and why she's so special... How does one become a leader of a reap group like Rube? What ever really happened to Betty?

I love both Sandman and DLM. And I want more of both. A Sandman movie would be amazing, just like more seasons of DLM, or even a movie, would be great. I don't think the fanbase for DLM is that big, though. For Firefly there was a huge underground cult. DLM is amazing, but is about death, a subject apparently not enough of us are comfortable talking or joking about. But Six Feet Under had a bunch of seasons... and it's not funny.... damn.
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From: emergentism
2006-12-11 08:46 pm (UTC)
Well of coarse George and Death aren't that alike personality wise, I just mean Death being in most cases, and normal human.

Don't even get me started on Firefly. Mal, River, Jayne, and Kaylee are some of my favorite characters and I miss that series tremendously. At least there was a movie...

I've seen Criminal Minds, I don't like the show much, but yes Mandy Patakin is a great actor and great in leader/father roles. He has a great way of expressing sternness and compassion with a hint of humor.

Callum, I'd like to see him in a Guy Ritchie film along the lines of Snatch or Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He's british, handsome, and absolutely hysterical.

Cliffhanger stories don't usually bother me, but there's still so much to be done in that show for it to only have had a two year life span.

That bothers me a little also. It's okay to make death out to be such a grim, painful thing like many hit shows do. CSI, Law and Order, and your mentioned show Six Feet Under. But you get something that doesn't make you feel so bad about death, and it has to be taboo. It has to have a stigma because people don't like an aberrant way of thinking about death.
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