Dropping the Ball — The overrating of Six Feet Under. By Emily Nussbaum

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Pretty much how I feel about the show.

Six Feet Under may have won an outrageous 23 Emmy nominations, but it’s really just Ally McBeal in mortality drag: dream sequences, romanticized narcissism, fake-o self-conscious dialogue, meaning-of-life montages and all. The characters may be grown-ups, but the show isn’t about death and mortality at all; it’s about adolescence?