Thoughts on Dead Like Me: Life After Death

Saturday, July 10, 2010 3:43 PM By Simon

-They killed it.

-Seriously, what the fuck? First, they take Daisy, originally played as a character with, y'know, layers and two seasons worth of character development by Laura Harris (who I could actually believe people could fall in love with at first sight), replace her with Sarah Wynter, retcon every episode after her introduction, then bloat that into an annoying caricature of ditsy, self-involved, narcissistic actress. Then they get rid of Rube (sure, it was because Mandy Patinkin wasn't having it), and replace him with the most half-assed villain in the history of villainy, played by Guy From Lost. Who, incidentally, has, like, five scenes, and is never really a threat. Then they toss out the show's uniquelly sardonic tone and carefully balanced comedy and drama, making it a lifeless imitation. Replace all the old sets with shiny new ones (Der Waffelhouse burned down!), keep the annoying little sister, curb Cynthia Stevenson, give all the other reapers a handful of scenes where every single one of their traits were magnified...

-God, this thing sucked.


TS Hendrik said...

It was completely unacceptable. I loved the series and was right in there with those upset about it being cancelled.
I was excited about the movie but it just sucked out loud. None of the character's actions kept continuity with who they were in the series. Plus it didn't really answer any questions left by the show. Just a mess of a movie all around.

July 10, 2010 at 4:22 PM
SugaryCynic said...

Never saw it, was actually going to but now I'll be sure to avoid it at all costs

July 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM