Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A bitter sweet end to HIGHLY under appreciated series.

I'd make a bet that half of you, or even more than half of you, will have no clue what I'm talking about when I say that the fact that they canceled Dead Like Me is a horrible travesty. Even I had no clue about the series until the last few episodes and I went back and watched all the episodes overjoyed that I had found something really great, only to find out that it pretty much ended before it ever began and I'm still steaming over the whole matter. Dead Like Me was a series on Showtime. It began and ended abruptly after only two seasons and seriously it was way too short as so much was left unanswered and the series was only getting better and better.

George, the main character, is really the typical almost "emo" type teenager (Did I actually just use EMO in a review.. someone slap me now). She's pissed off at her mom, the world, and pretty much doesn't seem to care about the world around her. That all changes when she gets hit in the head on her lunch break, I don't want to ruin the details of this for those of you that have not seen it so I apologize for being vague, and ends up of course dying and getting forced into becoming a grim reaper. Unlike what you must think, with the whole reaping issue, the series is not at all grim nor is it bleak. It's really quite funny and its really tasteful on the whole death thing. Basically the "grim reapers" are just normal people who for some reason or another got roped into the gig and its really a job. After they have filled a set number of "reaps" they get to move on, though no one knows how many that is. The problem is the series ended so fast you really just start to really get to know the characters and then they are gone. The movie Dead Like Me : Life After Death was a way to tie up the series.

The problem with a movie after series event is usually it happens way too late and in this case it certainly feels that way. Some of the original cast was unable to do the movie so your left with a new guy, and a stand in which never really goes over well with old fans. Not to mention that the new guy Cameron, replacing one of my favorite characters Rube, is downright annoying. The other problem is, its a movie, and its written so that people who did not see the series can understand whats going on. Needless to say that eats up a good portion of the film. Wait Wait, before you go thinking I hated the movie, let me say I did really love the fact that you get to see more of the story between George and her still living sister Reggie. That alone is worth every moment of the movie, just call me bitter for having to watch this in a movie vs the way it should have been done as a third season.

In the end its a good movie, and fans of the series will consider it a must watch. For those of you that were not fans I highly recommend it as its still a really unusual take on the world of grim reapers and the afterlife and hopefully it will spark your interest in the series which again I highly recommend even if it was way too short, though I promise even with it being short you won't be disappointed only a little sad that it didn't last longer.

Dead Like Me : Life After Death
is available right now on DVD and you can pick up your copy on Amazon!

I have three copies of Dead Like Me : Life After Death to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the Dead Like Me : Life After Death and tell if you were a fan of the series what about it made you keep watching, if not tell me why your interested!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end March 31th at midnight!

165 Comments:

mar said...

I have not seen Dead Like Me yet. I have read so much about it my interest is up. I would love to view it!

Heather said...

I loved Dead Like Me. I was so sad to see it go! The reason I liked it was because it was an original concept to me and it was funny. Thanks!

Heather said...

I subscribe! Thanks!

wigget said...

i haven't seen it but would like to experience it

VickeC said...

I havent watched it but my teenage daughter loves it an that type of show/movie,so she would love this



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I am a subscriber also


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myntric said...

I'd love to win! This looks like an interesting show.

Naomi said...

I've never even heard of the series but I love the concept of reaping as a job...

Teresa said...

I haven't seen this because we don't have cable, but I'm very interested. I love sad shows, I don't know why, I just do.
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Teresa said...

I subscribe by email
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agordon10 said...

Loved the show, i was always interested in how George would get through to her family.

NimrodVern said...

I was never a fan of Mandy Patinkin until this show... regrettably, life (and kids) happened, and I sort of lost track of this show... would love to get to catch up on it via dvd!

NimrodVern said...

I'm a subscriber!

ewalsh said...

I didn't see "Dead Like Me" for the first time until after the show had already ended. I saw the re-runs in the on-demand section of our cable package.

I absolutely fell so in love with this show and all of it's characters that David would come home more often then not and find me engrossed in watching an episode that I had already seen three or four times. He finally gave in to the darkside and bought me both season box sets for my birthday.

I'd really like to see this movie, but I'm kind of afraid it will be a major disappointment. Right now I need to go back and start watching the series again. I'm about due for a fix. And getting together with the gang at the waffle house.

ewalsh said...

I'm an email subscriber also. Thanks!

bongeezer said...

I loved this show and was sorry to see it end.

valerie2350 said...

i haven't seen it, but it looks like something my guys would love!

valerie2350 said...

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deedleweedle said...

This sounds really interesting.

leloni said...

I have heard nothing but great things about this series!

Andria said...

I've never seen it, but friends have recommended it.

Andria said...

Im an email subscriber

Anonymous said...

my family loves this show we were sorry when it was cancelled.

banquetbabe said...

never have seen the show but my friends say its great

Nelsby said...

Dead Like Me was one of my favorite shows. I was HEART-BROKEN when it was canceled...and it seemed like they were in the middle of the story. I really liked that this series was both dark and funny at the same time...it was incredibly unique. I didn't even realize a movie had been made! I really hope I win...I'm dying to see the movie and will have a lot of time on my hands since I lost my job yesterday in a corporate downsizing.

Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I'm an email subscriber.
Thanks!
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rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest
enter me please
haven't seen it but from what I've read it seems to be a very interesting concept
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mverno said...

i very interested

peg42 said...

Would love to see this movie. Thanks so much.

Leland's Mama said...

I LOVE this show but sadly only own the first season.

Leland's Mama said...

e-mail subscriber.

Starryphate said...

I had not heard of this series but after reading more about it I am definitely interested. I like that it is different than everything else out there.

Joy said...

I loved the series. I loved how they had the grimlocks kill people in different ways. Thanks.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

looks good have not seen it but looks good

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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cbroth said...

You will never look at a "toilet Seat" the same way again!

Think about it said...

i have never seen it nor heard of it, but am interested and finding out about it

marleenandlouie said...

Quirky, definately quirky.

eyeslikesugar said...

The characters kept me coming back.. I loved Reggie. :) Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com.

mom2anutball said...

Im on the waiting list for this at my library! I've wanted to see it for a while, it looks great and my sister in law raves about! Thanks!!

mom2anutball said...

Im a subscriber!!

chromiumman said...

i used to love watching this, mostly because of the great characters

purplegengar said...

I loved the series! Mandy Patinkin!!!!!!!

Carolsue said...

I saw the original series (Dead Like Me) and I LOVED it. I love Georgie's attitude!
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Carolsue said...

I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
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Carol Lawrence said...

I watched a couple times and liked it,but I lost track and haven't seen it in a while. Hope to win so I can catch up. jelly15301@gmail.com

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buzzd said...

I have watched it and like it. I like the perspective about life and death. It is well written and makes you think.

mindy said...

i have not seen it however i have hear a lot of positive things about it thanks for the giveaway

traymona said...

I never got to watch the series because I don't have cable but I am interested in the subject matter.
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Brenda S. said...

I haven't seen it but would like to experience it. Thank you.
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gkstratos said...

I haven't see it but the cover art of the DVD is enough to get me interested.
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Sunnyvale said...

I never saw this, but it sounds interesting.

clynsg said...

I loved the series and was very upset when they cancelled it. Didn't know that they had made a follow-up movie. Hopefully I win one, but will have to see it somehow anyway!

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clynsg said...

I am a subscriber.

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Amber said...

I loooooved this show! George's attitude always made me laugh, and I loved the whole "reaper breakfast" in the mornings when assignments were passed out. Was so sad to see DLM cancelled! Thanks so much, I'd love to win!

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Amber said...

I subscribe to your RSS via Yahoo reader.

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Gary said...

The had block of the show on SciFi channel which I liked a great deal. It was cut short and I would like to see more.

Jenna said...

I have not seen this, but it sounds great. I have heard good reviews. Thanks!

redron said...

sounds good sure want to win it

dave c said...

The actress that plays the main character just draws me into the show for some reason

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Mae B said...

I haven't seen it before but I think I would enjoy it

Liz G. said...

I am so excited for this movie. I own both seasons and was devastated when it cancelled. I loved the back stories of how all of the reapers died in their previous lives and Mason was just beginning to get more intriguing.

Don A. said...

I haven't seen it but the cover is so ridiculously funny that I am sure it is worth a view

jayne said...

I have never see this but it looks like it would be great

toughturtles said...

a real quirky series that shouldnt have gone off the characters drew you in

Caligirl said...

I can't wait to see this!

KristenH said...

I am interested in seeing Dead Like Me because I have heard so many great things about the series and would really like to see it since I would enjoy watching it. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
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Ellen C. said...

I loved the show. I was so jealous of Georgia. I wanted to be a reaper. Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I am a subscriber.

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Cynthya said...

Yes, I was a fan of the series, even though I found George a bit annoying. I loved the concept, though, and thought the show was fun and quirky (is that a word?) Thanks for the giveaway!

jen said...

I have not seen this yet but would love to. jen2418@hotmail.com

ms-texas said...

You know its crazy - i've subscribed to showtime for years and never even heard of this show until lately i've been seeing it around on the internet - didn't even realize it was a showtime series until I read your blog

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Erica C. said...

this seems very interesting! thanks :)

Liza767 said...

i never seen but looks interesting

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Firestorm said...

I was a fan of the show since it first ran some years ago. I thought that it was quite an original premise. Wish it would come back.

lisagee said...

Loved the show. It was ironic and funny! It was great!

lisagee said...

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judybrittle said...

I have never seen it yet I own the complete first season on DVD. I was starting a collection of tv shows and I got carried away and have so many that I haven't even watched yet. Now I am going to have to give this a chance. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Don said...

I would love to see this one...thank you.

Marigold said...

This series had me the moment Roxy gave that crazy motorist an out-of-body experience and he in turn created a religion based on meter maids. Genius!
I had no idea they made a movie continuation. I will definitely be checking this out.

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Marigold said...

I'm subscribed.

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blackhawk56 said...

I own the 2 seasons on DVD & I would love to win this to complete the collection.

etrnlone said...

i,ike you, just stumbled on this very creative show. it is too bad that they replace Rube, but i still can't wait to see it,
trhanks for the opportunity to win this

windycindy said...

I am not familiar with this show!
I do like your recommendations, though. The concept of life/death
has always fascinated me. The reapers on earth and their finding that death can be as complicated as death interests me. Please add me to your fabulous giveaway drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am an email subscriber to your mailing list!
Thanks, Cindi
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Princess Golden Hair said...

although i've never watched this show i have friends hwo just love it. I've heard so many gret things about it i just know I'd love to see it

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Tracy said...

I never missed an episode and was unhappy when the show just ended without any sort of 'goodbye' episode or wrap up to the characters. Now I know why, they jumped on the trend of closing a tv series in the theater to get extra dough from the loyal fans who they knew would want to find out what happened. Noah's Arc did this too, I don't think tv shows should do this. I guess Sopranos will be coming to a theater near you sometime soon too. I would love to win so I could see how the writers close off the characters!

Karen said...

Count me in :)

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I have not seen the show, but have heard such great things about it that I would like to add this to my collection. Thank you!

Fangirl Jen said...

This show was quirky, funny, and very different from other shows. I loved it.

Fangirl Jen said...

Your button is on my blog and I am a subscriber.

jlafount said...

I was a fan of the series. Sadly this movie didn't live up to it

Nickolay said...

I have a hectic schedule and I never got to see a lot of the series, but the pieces I did see, I liked. I would like to see more

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Jackie B. said...

I never did watch this series but I do remember seeing previews when it was on. It looked like my type of show. I like off the wall,quirky kind of TV.

Jackie B. said...

I am a subscriber.

msrodeobrat said...

i did not see it, but i am interested in the movie because we are a movie watching family! Every week that is how we spend quality time and it gets tiring watching the same old style movies. this looks like something different

Becky said...

I did watch a couple of episodes of the series, but it was hard to get as we were in Europe.

Venus Montoya said...

Fan of the show, loved George and her sister with the toilet seat tree. Her mom on the other hand was annoying!
Great Prize.

elaina said...

I definitely agree that this show was underrated and underappreciated. I and several of my friends were faithful viewers though! I loved the irreverent humor on the show, frankly. I like quirky humor.

azrosebud said...

I found out about dead like me through my daughter - unfortunately, I didn't start watching til the very send so I only saw a few episodes. I'd love to see the rest of them

Molly C. said...

I've actually never seen this show, but it looks really interesting.

Dave said...

Personally, I have never watched the show, but my mom raves about it all the time. She was very disappointed when it was canceled. I would love to win this DVD for her.

rockymountain_brown said...

I have not seen it, but want to because online reviews have been really good!

alphacat23 said...

The thing that kept me watching was the humor of it. It was hilarious!

*~Dani~* said...

I have seen a couple episodes of this show and thought it was brilliant!

Bob D. said...

This was one of my favorite shows. Never missed it. I think that's why they took it off.

nickyle said...

I caught an episode of Dead Like Me when I was visiting my sister, it was really good and I would love to see more of it, so that is why I am entering.

Thank you.

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denyse said...

I haven't seen this, but would love to. I heard it was interesting.

Marianna said...

I've not seen this before but it sounds like something right up my alley! I think I'd love to watch it!

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Anonymous said...

I love Dead Like Me. I found out about it way late and after seeing a re-run, bought both seasons on dvd. This, however, is the first I've heard about the movie Dead Like Me: Life After Death. Thank you so much for info and the chance to win!
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Jim W. said...

I'm a huge fan of the series

jilltonja said...

I thought it was OK but my son really likes it.

Ken said...

I don't have PayTV, so this is my chance to see it. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

venom75 said...

I really liked this show and really shocked when they took it off the air.

elfik said...

I was a fan, yet another great Bryan Fuller created show. I was sorry to see it go, I wonder what story they told for this extra movie

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Aisling said...

I've heard good things about the series and would love to have a chance to watch it.

Robin said...

I loved watching this show when it was on tv

ky2here said...

Love this show. Thanks for the opportunity.

cpullum said...

I am interested because I haven't seen this show before. Looks good!
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Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the show, but from reading various blogs about it on the net, I'm very curious to watch it now. Thanks for the contest.

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tesashel said...

I haven't seen it, but have been previews, and it looks really funny.

Michstjame said...

I was a huge fan of the series and am thrilled they decided to make this movie. I will miss Mandy Patinkin, but I am also a big Lost fan, so I am very happy with the addition of Henry Ian Cusick. Long "live" George and the other reapers.

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jo1brat said...

I saw this show by accident (nothing else was on) and was hooked. Of course it was in rerun status but I think we got to see them all. I was hooked right from start. I can not wait to see this one

Jennifer said...

I've actually never seen it but it sounds really interesting!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe!

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Keitha said...

I've heard a lot of good things about it and would like to check it out

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LINDALSHOT said...

Superb characters.

AICORP said...

I got hooked on this show when it was on the SciFi a couple of years back. I was hooked immediately when Chuck was killed by a toilet seat. I liked the fact that it was very different from the standard TV show.

Jinxy and Me said...

I haven't seen it, but heard it was great!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

smitchathome said...

I was a fan of the series and was sad to see it go. I loved that dark humor.
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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I loved Dead Like Me, I just thought it was pretty funny for the most part and I was disappointed at its cancellation.

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Landy H said...

I watched a few episodes and enjoyed them. Would like to see this movie.

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Lori said...

George and Roxie and Mason and Daisy, their characters were all so funny but not in an over the top way. I miss the show!
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Jayme Isaacs said...

I Have Never Seen The Show But I Read Good Things About It Thats Why I'm Interested

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Ardy22 said...

I have not seen this but it looks interesting

CiCi said...

Yes, I was a fan of the show. I hated how George, couldn't tell her family who she was.

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crystalf said...

I loved this show. Georgia was just so unlucky, it made your life seem perfect. lol Thank you!

Leslie said...

Great

flared0ne said...

I watched it all, every episode, when it first came on. I think what caught me was the implied glimpse into the whole "predestined fates" thing, as well as the occasionally twisted "deaths" involved -- a falling piano, maybe, an electric exercise belt, I dunno, a toilet seat falling from orbit (that was GEORGE, BTW) -- well, WTH??
The saving graces were the family interactions, the weird inter-cuts for memories, and the occasional beautiful variations on "passing on into the light" or whatever... I reeeally want this one!

demmi said...

I have never seen the show but have heard it is good con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

morethananumber said...

I have never seen the show, but it sounds like it would a "different" show that's intresting.

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Deb said...

I did watch the show and I enjoyed it. It was quirky and unusual and I really love Mandy Patinkin. Would love to see this movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

Annemarie said...

I loved the series and would to see how it all ends.

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dvice said...

I haven't seen it but I've heard good things about it

Ally said...

I'm interested because it looks really funny.

knightcry said...

I loved this show and am happy to see that they made a movie of it.

Summermouse said...

I haven't seen the show yet, but really want to! My oldest brother was always telling me how good it was. Lately I've been reading a lot about the afterlife and I think this would be interesting to watch!

Kathy said...

I never saw this show but it sounds interesting. Thanks.

Naddez said...

I never seen Dead Like Me : Life After Death. But after reading the "STORY SYNOPSIS" on Amazon, I'd love to see the movie!!

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