August 15, 2005

The Penultimate SFU

If "Six Feet Under" (SPOILERS!) wanted to turn off their audience as much as possible with just one episode left, then last night's creepy dream sequence "sex" scene between Brenda and Billy was a great way to start. Not only has the show greatly overused the "it was all a dream" devise in recent weeks, but the scene was just so wrong, on just about every level. The show's always been at its worst when it tries to be shocking (i.e. the abduction episode), but in this case, the writers wouldn't even fall through with the shock.

As for Claire's meltdown, which including screaming invective at an Iraq war veteran's grieving mother: I've heard the same rant dozens of times, from people who didn't have the excuse of either being drunk, or grieving a deceased sibling.

Next week: the 75-minute finale. Maybe they'll have every major character die one-by-one, like on the 75-minute final episode of "Oz."

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 15, 2005 03:28 PM

I was definitely horrified.

Posted by: Caryn at August 15, 2005 05:47 PM
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