I stopped by Fisher and Sons, but sadly, no one was home. I imagine Nate was out running, Claire was taking an art class, David and Keith were at brunch, Ruth was camping, and Rico was spending time with his kids. I didn’t spot any lawn chairs around, so I didn’t think they’d be back any time soon.
Joking aside, I’ve been a fan of the show SIX FEET UNDER since I was about twelve years old. In fact, I was probably too young to start watching the show when I did. However, I always felt like I could relate to the characters, and I admired the show for what it was: a raw, honest look at people dealing with tragedy. Many shows (and movies) like to depict a grieving family in a very unrealistic sense. A mother or daughter will show little to no signs of sadness, and appear relatively normal, as if losing a family member as important as a father could be so easy to brush off. But not Alan Ball. Ball bravely portrays the Fisher family, the owners of the funeral home Fisher and Sons, in a dark, unfiltered manner, unafraid of showing their breakdowns, projections, and deep love for one another. After all, at the end of the day, we’re all only human, and it’s nice to know that other people in the world feel just as overwhelmed as we do sometimes. I was thrilled to have a chance to stop by the house where the show was filmed, and snapped a quick picture upon my arrival.