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Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

Showtime 2003

When her life comes to an abrupt end, George discovers that death is nothing like she thought it would be. Recruited to collect the souls of others as they die, she suddenly finds herself an unwilling participant in a line of work she never knew existed: Grim Reaping!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me - S2E15

#1 - Haunted


Season 2 - Episode 15

It's Halloween and reaper legend has it that the reapers can be seen as they were when alive. A serial killer stalks a neighborhood, the reapers collecting his victims as he goes, George getting the bad guy. Joy and Reggie pay a late night visit to George's grave. So does George.

The episode was rated from 148 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E14

#2 - Rest in Peace


Season 1 - Episode 14

On the first anniversary of George's death, Rube grants her the day off. Motivated to get her afterlife on track again, she returns to Happy Time to ask for her old job back. But after being bluntly rejected, George pouts through yet another drab day...until the universal powers-that-be intervene and inspire her to try to live her afterlife to the fullest.

The episode was rated from 166 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E14

#3 - Always


Season 2 - Episode 14

George finds out that her mother was in Happy Time looking for her file. Rube goes to see his daughter after receiving upsetting news from Penny. Ray continues to cause problems even after his death and Mason runs into a bit of trouble with Kiffany.

The episode was rated from 127 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E8

#4 - The Escape Artist


Season 2 - Episode 8

George is sent to a country club and is hugely attracted to the son of her reapee; Roxy and Mason are given tickets - and post-its - for Cancun, while Rube makes Daisy keep him company for his reap at Reggie's school. While Joy's mother continues to cause friction, Reggie meets Charlie, the pet reaper...

The episode was rated from 134 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E7

#5 - Reaper Madness


Season 1 - Episode 7

George is romantically drawn to a schizophrenic who seems able to see death as she does. When Rube grows concerned George might be revealing too much to the young man, he forbids her from seeing him anymore. but George persists, tempting chaos of biblical proportions!

The episode was rated from 189 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E7

#6 - Rites of Passage


Season 2 - Episode 7

George is assigned her first VIP Reap - a rock star - prompting envy from the gang; Mason messes up big time, while Roxy's day job comes to the fore in an unexpected way. Daisy confides in - then reaps - a priest and the arrival of Joy's mother creates friction in the Lass household.

The episode was rated from 137 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E1

#7 - Pilot


Season 1 - Episode 1

When smart, cynical 18-year-old George is killed by an errant toilet seat falling from space, she joins the ranks of an undead group of grim reapers. As she clumsily learns to adjust to her new role in the afterlife, George haphazardly hurtles towards her first dreaded assignment: to collect the soul of a little girl.

The episode was rated from 389 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E1

#8 - Send in the Clown


Season 2 - Episode 1

Rube and Mason go to a kids birthday party to collect their next appointment, but Mason is about to change his mind when he learns that his reap is a little girl. George gets a job from Delores to show a dumb Brennan, who is the nephew of one of The Happy Time owners, how to work. She ends up having a little fun of her own. Meanwhile, Joy and Clancy decide to divorce.

The episode was rated from 153 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E9

#9 - Be Still My Heart


Season 2 - Episode 9

George goes looking for Trip at his father's funeral, with major consequences; Daisy is traumatized by her reap, a murder; Mason is the sensible one (seriously), while Rube places Roxy in temporary charge as he goes searching for something. Clancy has Reggie stay over. Many, many loose ends are left...

The episode was rated from 129 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E6

#10 - My Room


Season 1 - Episode 6

When Daisy, a gorgeous but demanding actress, joins the group of reapers, Rube moves her in with George. Immediately, Daisy steamrolls over George's privacy and patience and a reluctant George must find the courage to speak up for herself.

The episode was rated from 189 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E13
#11 - Last Call
Season 2 - Episode 13

Mason and Daisy try to keep Ray's death a secret. Mason receives a purple post-it, possibly his final reap before moving on. Roxy investigates Ray's disappearance, questioning Daisy . George attends another going-away party at Happy Time. Reggie accidentally lets J.D. out, and searches for the dog.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E4
#12 - The Shallow End
Season 2 - Episode 4

Mason reaps an old man in the swimming pool and the troubles arise when the old man won't leave until he sees his own funeral. Roxy tackles baddies on the job as a policewoman. Daisy counsels her reap, a man who wished in his life to be a woman; George gets a new temp named Ethan and discovers that maybe the reason everyone likes her so much is because of her sarcasm and hostility.

The episode was rated from 139 votes.
Dead Like Me - S1E11
#13 - The Bicycle Thief
Season 1 - Episode 11

George can't afford the new bicycle she wants so she gets a new job. Immediately, coworkers at her old job begin planning a farewell party. Meanwhile, Mason mingles with a gay couple and Daisy is stalked by the soul of a passionate painter. Soon, the reapers begin to realize just how important a part they play in people's lives.

The episode was rated from 173 votes.
Dead Like Me - S1E8
#14 - A Cook
Season 1 - Episode 8

When George decides to care for the beautiful golden retriever her latest victim has left behind, and Rube steps in as a grill cook to replace the man whose soul he recently took, both find themselves feeling lost and out of place. but as they boldly face their predicaments head-on, the two reapers finally figure out where they belong.

The episode was rated from 197 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E10
#15 - Death Defying
Season 2 - Episode 10

George is in a foul mood, after Trip. Daisy makes a new friend which makes Mason jealous. Rube leaves, looking for a mysterious woman from his past.

The episode was rated from 123 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E5
#16 - Hurry
Season 2 - Episode 5

Happy Time has a time-and-motion analyst in and Delores wants George to be on full alert. Daisy goes speed dating to take a soul from a man. Mason tracks a friend to reap him, while George and Roxy's reaps have very different reactions to their demise. Meanwhile, Rube queues patiently for a letter - which breaks his heart.

The episode was rated from 140 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E3
#17 - Ghost Story
Season 2 - Episode 3

George is induced to accompany her Happy Time co-workers on their annual woodland retreat. However, even there she can't escape from her duties as a reaper. Mason loses his post-it note with the name of the next soul to reap. Joy does her best to sell her house, much to Reggie's dislike, who scares them away saying that George, her late sister still keeps in touch with her from beyond the grave.

The episode was rated from 144 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E12
#18 - Forget Me Not
Season 2 - Episode 12

Ray and Mason fight for Daisy's affection, and their game turns into something worse when Daisy wants to breakup with Ray. In a hospital, George must convince an elderly woman of her death. Joy is looking for a job at Happy Time, where she finds out more information about the time George worked there. Rube seeks help from Penny, another reaper, to find his daughter.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.
Dead Like Me - S2E6
#19 - In Escrow
Season 2 - Episode 6

George is given a new and hard responsibility at Happy Time, while Joy seems on the point of selling the house. Mason meets and reaps a hero from his youth, while Roxy tells Daisy that the relatives of the victim from which Daisy stole her cross want it back. Reggie is frightened by 'voices' after a babysitter abandons her - it makes her finally start talking to Joy about George.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.
Dead Like Me - S1E5
#20 - Reaping Havoc
Season 1 - Episode 5

Since becoming a grim reaper, George has become quite friendly with Betty, a wildly glamorous co-reaper. But when the dazzling Betty becomes too curious about what lives on the other side of the undead, George learns yet another difficult lesson: Even in the afterlife, friends are hard to keep.

The episode was rated from 198 votes.

Last updated: apr 20, 2022



Definitely one of my all time favourite shows. I can't recommend it enough. Sad that it was cancelled after only two seasons.


Definitely a show suffering from the great mind behind the show leaving very early on. The meddling around behind the scenes really introduced conceptual issues on this show, affecting the characters in a bad way. Considering how much Fuller could do with ideas, he gets, that really is a shame. Advertised as a comedy I didn't particularly found this fitting at any point of the show. There were funny scenes, sure, but the focus lies more on, uhm, drama, questioning "what is life" kind of thing, I guess. The show itself is very enjoyable, though. I wanted to watch it back then when it aired in Germany but I never really got around to do so (thankfully, the synchronization is abysmal at best, just as the CGI). While it is enjoyable, it does have several issues that can't be simply overlooked. The main issue would be the downright hostility of one of the main characters. Now this could be due to his backstory or what not but often times he was simply mean to be mean and that were scenes I really disliked about the show. Other characters are pretty often very mean as well. Additionally early on one of the more likeable characters was replaced by a for the most part incredibly unlikeable character. Now, that character may have just been there to show the consequences of a grim reaper "taking the leap" s/he's not supposed to. At least sort of, well, not really. But still. Other issues include major inconsistencies. Rube always tells the grim reapers shouldn't take part in life, they should be bystanders, not getting recognized or even acknowledged, yet they do as soon as they take a job somewhere, especially Roxy's job comes to mind leading to issues with that. Early on in the series it was made very clear, the death of people can't be prevented and that it has to do with a sort of balance that must be uphold where the bystander thing ties into, so that grim reapers have to do what they are supposed to. The problem here is especially later on, at the end of S1/beginning of S2 this is discarded. The grim reapers more often than not are the sole reason and therefore responsible for the deaths they are assigned to reap. Like they talk to the people, who are supposed to die, and suggest ideas they should do before death, they do these things and die because of that. It's contrary to the show and the basics it lay early on. With Fuller still on this show this wouldn't have happened, I'd assume. Another big issue is the environment, or more precise the people in that environment. It seems totally fine for people to die and is usually not a big deal, just as it is no big deal of having a grim reaper standing there talking to a ghost that's invisible or physically interacting with it to the people around. No one ever pays attention for script reasons and I always found this mind boggling. Sometimes you even realize the people are just waiting for the actors to say their lines and don't even pretend to be shocked or whatever by a sudden death. It's absurd. The directing is terrible here. The cast itself isn't the best, but they grow on you. The best character from the beginning would be Mason, the only believeable character overall. If this show would ever get a reboot (with Fuller) I wouldn't mind an _entire_ recast, though. A nice thing is the ridicolous amount of recurring minor Stargate characters appearing here (both MGM shows, afterall). Maybourne, the SG stunt director who had several appearances as different characters like the young General Hammond for example, Harriman, one of the main scientific doctors in SGA, the doctor in SGA who replaced Dr. Beckett, Dr. Frasier. Some more not-recurring characters but these I remember specifically. Plus that little girl in the train, George's first reap, who is now in Dark Matter, that's written by two long-time Stargate writers. Didn't even relize that Rube is/was in Homeland, I didn't recognize him without the beard at all, although he seemed very familiar. Or the English voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith. Guest appearances are numerous. I liked that.


Literally my favorite show in the entire world ❀️❀️❀️


Watched the series a few years ago. Yesterday I randomly watched the pilot and now I'm tempted to watch the whole show over again!! So good!


One of the best shows I have seen. I have watched through it several times and everyone I have recommended it to have enjoyed it as well.


This show is fantastic and I pretty much like every aspect of it but the continuation movie was horrendous...please avoid it. Here is my shout for the movie explaining my hatred for it. - http://trakt.tv/comment/movie/18783 Also here is a shout from Flex that you should also look at before watching this movie...basically please don't watch it as it will ruin the show. - http://trakt.tv/comment/movie/2535


Great show.So disappointed it was cancelled so soon.


Quirky, engaging, with a dark comical twist on life and death. Excellent show! Would also recommend Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls, sadly all three shows were cancelled before their time but still very enjoyable and entertaining.


The best show ever... You should see the movie from 2009


Love all the characters!

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