I took these photos years ago on a trip to Paris. It was a brief and over a weekend, but browsing through my old pictures brought back a sense of nostalgia for the gorgeous city. Roaming the streets, taking in the architecture and impeccably dressed women. It’s true what they say about tourists though, I had a bad taste in my mouth from the city with how rude the locals were. I understood that it helped to speak the language but I definitely felt like an outsider not knowing much French. I’m looking forward to another visit soon, with hopefully more French under my belt!
I have been meaning to write a post about Six Feet Under for quite some time now. I watch a good amount of movies and television series. I believe that I have a pretty solid opinion on most shows. I wrote about Dexter before and how I think most television series have a 3 season shelf life. Six Feet Under is the exception to the rule. I’m not going to explain what happens in the show or spoil anything for those of you who have yet to see it, but I am going to try and convince you to watch it.
I have never experienced a show that illustrates life so perfectly. Every episode in the six season series starts with someone dying. Is this slightly depressing? Yes. Does it generate a feeling of apprehension and discomfort? Of course. It shows you people dying in bizarre situations - falling off boats or beds, and people dying from the most common of issues - heart attacks and cancer.
Another reason I highly recommend this show is that it surrounds one family. There is no serial killer, no pill popping nurse, no dramatic ridiculous situation that makes no sense. It is six sad, enjoyable, hysterical, depressing, nauseating, terrifying, and emotional seasons of everything that happens to one family over the years. Clearly the family isn’t exactly normal, they run a funeral home - but for a family that runs a funeral home everything that happens to them makes a certain amount of sense. You never get to a point in the series where you think to yourself “oh come on, that would never happen” or “well that was predictable”.
You grow to love and worry about each character in the show. There were episodes where I think I held my breath the entire time. There were nights I couldn’t sleep because of the thoughts running through my head from the hour I just watched. If you do decide to watch this, start from the beginning. If you don’t cry at the season finale – you are probably an alien.
In the simplest of terms - this show is about life. Life isn’t fair. Life is short. Life leads to death, and like every start to the episode shows you, life is fragile.