Plot: The series follows Fisher family who is running a funeral home. In the first episode the father of the family dies in an car accident, leaving his two sons, one daughter and wife Ruth to deal with his death and the business. When older son Nate returns home for Christmas he finds out the news about his father's passing, but that comes after he has sex with mysterious Brenda, the woman he met on the plane who will continue to be a prominent part of his life. Nate decides to stay home to bring some consolation to Ruth and his brother David, who now has to run the business on his own. There is also Claire - Nate and David's teenage sister who has terrible taste in men and who experiments with drugs, which leads her to many troubles. As the series progresses we see those people trying to cope with their loneliness, trying to find happiness in their love lives, handling the family business and finding their own way and purpose in life.
Structure: Each episode begins with a death of a person the Fishers will be burying in that episode. The deaths are sometimes ordinary but more often than not they are absolutely crazy. Auto erotic asphyxiation? Running over your own head with a car? Falling on the poker - eye first? Check, check and check!
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Who will like it? Fans of great writing, wonderful performances, quirky and complex characters.
When and where? 5 seasons are available on DVD.