Six Feet Under

2001 TV-MA 5 seasons

Six Feet Under

2001 TV-MA 5 seasons
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For five seasons, viewers hung on the grim antics of the Fisher family -- left to run a funeral home after the death of Dad. Living their own lives while putting to rest the loved ones of others poses constant (often comic) challenges to the clan.
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Rachel Griffiths, Justina Machado, Jeremy Sisto, James Cromwell, Brenna Tosh, Bronwyn Tosh
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2001) - 4 discs

When their father is killed on Christmas Eve, Nate and David Fisher struggle to keep his funeral home business above water while coping with their grief. Meanwhile, prim widow Ruth tries to get closer to her angsty teenage daughter, Claire.
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this well-executed drama deals with mature subjects like sex, intimacy, abortion, death, drugs, and violence. Each episode begins with a death, sometimes violently depicted, and later we often see the corpse being prepared for the funeral. Both adult and older teen characters have sex in and out of healthy and/or committed relationships, and though we don't see genitals, scenes are sometimes explicit. Drug use is common and only sometimes portrayed negatively.

Sexual Content

Graphic sexual content, both straight and gay; nudity, though no genitalia. Non-mainstream sexual practices discussed and exhibited.


A death opens each episode -- usually of a character outside of the main storyline. These deaths sometimes include blood or violence, but are brief. Rare intense, very scary violence.


Swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t") occurs regularly, though not gratuitously.

Social Behavior

Despite the dark tone of the series, the value of self discovery and the importance of family through thick and thin permeate each episode.


Common household brands are sometimes, though rarely, visible.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some alcohol and tobacco use by main characters. Main characters use drugs fairly frequently for recreational purposes. Negative repercussions sometimes occur. Some characters are heavily medicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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