8.2
2,712 votes
Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

Showtime 2003

18-year-old "George" (Georgia) Lass dies when a toilet from the MIR space station falls from the sky and hits her. However, soon she discovers the afterlife really does exist when she becomes a reaper - she helps in catching the souls of people moments before they're destined to die.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me - S2E16

#1 - Special: Putting Life Into Death

6.00

Season 2 - Episode 16

None

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 3 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E17

#2 - Special: Dead Like Me... Again

6.33

Season 2 - Episode 17

None

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 3 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E12

#3 - Nighthawks

7.32

Season 1 - Episode 12

Taking souls is taking its toll on George. Unable to sleep, she wanders to the Waffle Haus, where she's angry to find she wasn't invited to take the self-examination test currently occupying the other reapers. But George's anger quickly turns to panic when she learns that Rube has an assignment to take a soul at her family's house that night!

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 175 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E11

#4 - Ashes to Ashes

7.68

Season 2 - Episode 11

George tries to pass herself off as the relative of a homeless man, while Daisy performs as a temptress on Ray's reality show - much to Mason's disgust. Reggie, meanwhile, tries Goth on for size.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 117 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E9

#5 - Sunday Mornings

7.69

Season 1 - Episode 9

An assignment leads George to a college campus, where she befriends a fresh-faced coed with a curious fascination for a literature professor...who just happens to be George's dad! Sitting in class with her new friend, George gets to know her dad - and herself - in a way she never did in life.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 173 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E13
#6 - Vacation
7.74
Season 1 - Episode 13

Death takes the day off. So Rube recruits the reapers to help him with some clerical work. As the soul-takers file their victims' last thoughts, they all realize what truly mattered to them in life. Especially George, who fondly remembers the summer vacations she spent with her family at the lake.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 160 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E2
#7 - Dead Girl Walking
7.75
Season 1 - Episode 2

After a week of performing her duties as a grim reaper, George concludes that the job is not for her. So she decides to leave the soul of her most recent client inside his body. But when she witnesses the consequences of her actions, George finally begins to accept the fact that her new existence does serve an important purpose.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 285 votes.

Dead Like Me - S2E2
#8 - The Ledger
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 2

George is bummed when she finds out that her parents are selling the home she grew up in, her bike's been stolen and at work she is suspected of stealing office supplies. Daisy goes on her assignment to the jewelry shop, while Mason is trying to prove to everyone that he is not drinking anymore.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 142 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E3
#9 - Curious George
7.78
Season 1 - Episode 3

George misses her family, so she decides to pay them a visit. But when reaper boss Rube hears of George's sentimental journey, he forbids her from making it again. Despite the warning, George can't stop herself from going home...until she discovers the price the dead pay for hanging on to their past.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 214 votes.

Dead Like Me - S1E4
#10 - Reapercussions
7.78
Season 1 - Episode 4

After discovering a loophole in the "reaper rules," George decides to test fate and help a man miss his appointment with destiny. But when she sees the devastating domino effect of her actions - and receives a drastic punishment - George learns a lesson about fate she won't soon forget.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dead Like Me from 210 votes.

Last updated: may 02, 2021

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

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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.

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Literally my favorite show in the entire world ❤️❤️❤️

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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!

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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.

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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

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Great show.So disappointed it was cancelled so soon.

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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.

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

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Love all the characters!

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