Last night, Youthlarge and I finally watched the final episode of Six Feet Under. It hit all the right notes during the episode. I'll admit that I teared up a bit at times as the interesting soap opera drew to a close. I enjoyed this season quite a bit.
But then the last five minutes happened and I thought "What the fuck was that?" I liked the idea behind it but the execution seemed like a joke. You can't just put bald caps and makeup under the eyes of young actors and actresses to make them seem like they have aged. Ruth's deathbed scene was hilarious to me. Her crazy hair was ridiculously funny. Why would the producers of the show let this happen? I understand the show always has attempted to blend realism, tragedy, and whimsy but this ending just didn't feel right to me. Why mess with such a brilliant finale on such shoddy production?
However, the idea was so great that it might have transcended the silly direction of it. After reading Unwellness's take on the episode I've been convinced that the ending was a thought provoking one about mortality if not also strangely humorous. I also found it appropriate that I watched this show on the night that Summer Dan officially was put to rest.
Somehow George won't age a day in the next twenty years!
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