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Old 07-09-04, 06:11 PM
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Wow, Dead Like Me is fantastic!

My gf and I are both hooked, and we still have 4 shows left in the set. I love all of the characters, especially Mason and Rube. Question:
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Why did the Gayheart character leave the show?
Old 07-09-04, 06:33 PM
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Great show! My wife and I watched Season 1 over the last couple weeks. Season 2 starts Sunday July 25.

As to why
Spoiler:
Gayheart left: I don't know.

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I like the Daisy character better myself.
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D'uh.

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Old 07-09-04, 09:34 PM
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Spoiler:
I read an interview a while back where Gayheart stated she only signed on for the first few episodes due to other obligations. She also said that there was a possibility that she might come back to the series later on in the second season.
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Disc one is on its way now from Netflix. I'm really looking forward to this one.
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Originally posted by movielib
Great show! My wife and I watched Season 1 over the last couple weeks. Season 2 starts Sunday July 25.

As to why
Spoiler:
Gayheart left: I don't know.
Yeah Season 2 starting soon is the main reason this got pushed ahead of my other choices. Well, that and the gf .
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I find Laura Harris much more hotter and watchable than Rebecca Gayheart.
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Oh I definitely agree I was just wondering why she left so suddenly.
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I've heard several times that Gayheart is difficult to work with, whether that's true I don't know. Remember that she was cast as Inara on Firefly but then was fired before shooting began.
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I've seen the season 2 opener, and it's not bad. There are quite a few laughs from the situations Rube's post-it notes places the reapers.
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Originally posted by Patman
I find Laura Harris much more hotter and watchable than Rebecca Gayheart.
I remember her as innocent lil Ashley from the Nickelodian show "Fifteen." Then fast forward and she is showing her ta-ta's in The Faculty!

I really like her in this role and didn't care too much for Noxzema Girl.

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Originally posted by Patman
I find Laura Harris much more hotter and watchable than Rebecca Gayheart.
Me too! I like Daisy character very much.
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Originally posted by dstrauss
Remember that she was cast as Inara on Firefly but then was fired before shooting began.
I did not know that. Do you have any other details?
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Bumping an old thread but I've just recently checked out the first season. I've always been a big fan (to say the least) of Six Feet Under and everyone said I'd like Dead Like Me as well (to my discovery the only things these two shows have in common are death, and premium TV networks). My new roommate had it so we've been watching it and I gotta say I really enjoy it. There are some really funny, quirky characters and interesting situations.

I find the lack of an antagonist and any real conflict kind of a drag though, and confusing considering the network its on. But I guess the show can just rely on its wit instead of dramatic interludes. What drama there is though (usually with Georgia's family) is sincere and touching.

Good show, and I can't wait to pop in season 2. I just read on it's Wikipedia page that MGM has produced a direct-to-dvd film which will be released this summer. The lack of two main characters:

Spoiler:

Mandy Patinkin (Rube) and Laura Harris (Daisy)


distresses me, but I like the idea that if the DVD does well, they may renew the show for a third season.

Anyway, anyone else like this show? Discuss!
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I loved the first season, but I was largely disappointed with season 2.
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Daisy.....Daisy Adair?

Enjoyed this show as well - season 2 did get a little stale, but maybe chalk it up to a sophomore slump?

I really like Mandy, which was a big attraction to this show - then he leaves to do Criminal Minds, and I was sad that DLM was over, but happy for him that he was starrting n a network show. Then, turns out, he's an a-hole to work with and he leaves Criminal Minds.

I don't think I like him anymore, even if he was Inigo Montoya....

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Spoiler:
Gayheart was having a lot of legal and emotional issues as a result of a car accident/vehicular manslaughter case in which she was involved. In 2001, while passing stopped cars and talking on her cellphone, Gayheart struck and killed a 9 year old boy. She subsequently paid for all of his hospital and funeral expenses and provided his family with grief counseling. Legal proceedings lasted into 2002, and may have contributed to her dismissal from both Dead Like Me and Firefly.
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Bryan Fuller, Dead Like Me's creator, was pretty much fired from the show during the first season. He planned to have George's father having an affair with another man. The producers balked at the homosexual theme and the two parties couldn't come to terms. Although there is still some good stuff in the second season, I think the first season has a nice arc and ends beautifully. Stopping before season two might not be a bad idea.

Without Fuller and Patinkin I have serious doubts about this direct to video movie.
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
I loved the first season, but I was largely disappointed with season 2.
That is my view as well.
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
I loved the first season, but I was largely disappointed with season 2.
Agreed. Season 2 kinda sucks, to be honest.
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info on the new vid at
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1079444/
Sarah Wynter from 24 (Kate Warner) is playing Daisy
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Originally Posted by lvbob
info on the new vid at
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1079444/
Sarah Wynter from 24 (Kate Warner) is playing Daisy

Whoa. Didn't she play Laura Harris' older sister on 24?
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
Whoa. Didn't she play Laura Harris' older sister on 24?

Yup. Kind of weird heh.
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Will Georgia's mother be in the DVD movie? I heard rumors that she wouldn't be.
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this show is off the hook yo i have been recording the re runs on my dvr and im thinking of buying season 1 and 2 on dvd.

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