The following is a list of descriptions for characters on the HBO television series Six Feet Under , which aired for five seasons, from to Nathaniel Samuel "Nate" Fisher, Jr. In the first episode, Nate is returning to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve only to learn that his father has died. A recurring theme throughout the series is Nate searching for the ideal life.
The following is a spoiler laden essay on Six Feet Under, co written with Jon Hickman and also available on his blog. Six Feet Under is a simple narrative complicated by three red herrings: Nathaniel Jr. Nate , Nathaniel Sr. Nathaniel , and death. Six Feet Under constantly invites us to consider death as a way of life.
Thanks in part to the influence of Appalachian folk, hillbilly and Western swing, country music has always addressed some pretty dark subject matter. Sure, there are songs about cheating, fighting and stealing, but it's those even darker tunes about killin' that are the guiltiest of pleasures. They're also among the most popular — trying to count the number of times murder is alluded to in country's storied history is, like James Joyce said of eternity, akin to moving a beach one grain of sand at a time. To be a bona fide country murder tale, the song must have a homicide or two , a narrative and, of course, possess that distinctive country sound.
We live life under the premise that all of our various feelings and dealings are bound together by a greater meaning—that the parts add up to a coherent whole. Becky is the most alive when she watches herself on film at the premiere of her new slasher flick. She decides that Becky needs to stop showing her breasts on screen—those two boobs have done their job for now. Becky retreats to the bathroom to snort a little blow.