Remembering Love: Grief and Green Burial in HBO’s “Six Feet Under”
What the popular TV series can teach us about love and loss.
By Donelle Dreese Ph.D. in Psychology Today
It’s been awhile, but the moment still resonates: On the night of August 7, 2005, many Americans got their first glimpse of a kind of funeral earlier generations took as perfectly normal. The occasion was the airing of episode ten in season five of HBO’s acclaimed series Six Feet Under titled “All Alone,” in which one of the main characters is given his final wish of receiving a “green funeral.” The episode is a heartbreaking, tearful experience for both the characters and viewers alike. The Emmy-Award-winning series follows the fascinating and often turbulent lives of the Fisher family, who owns and operates Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles. Read more >>