I felt sad when DEAD LIKE ME was cancelled. The show was full of dark humor mixed with pathos and a
few swear words. George (EllenMuth) gets killed at the age of 18 by the toliet from the old Russian space station.
She gets offered a job to become a Grim Reaper. She has to release the souls of the living right before they're killed.
She is a group with other Grim Reapers who are just as screwed up as her or even more. Mason (an ex-druggie),
Roxie (a wannabe actor who uses sex to get her way), and Roxie (a cop) are the other Reapers. Rube used to be
their boss and now he got his lights.
DEAD LIKE ME: LIFE AFTER DEATH is like a reunion with an old friend you haven't seen in years and picking up things where
they left off. It picks up five years after George had died. The waffle house the Reapers meet at is burned
down. The Reapers get a new boss, Cameron (Henry Ian Cusick), and cell phones instead of post-it notes to get
the messages of where they have to be at and who and what time. George takes a disliking to the new boss. The
rest of the Reapers fall under Cameron's spell. In the course of a reap gone wrong, George discovers her
now teenage sister, Reggie, is in love with the teenage boy George is assigned to take to his death.
I liked the movie. The funny moments stand out and the ending sets up room for a sequel. DEAD
LIKE ME: LIFE AFTER DEATH is at it's core about George and her realtionships with others as she takes on new responsibilities
becasue she ahs grown since she took her new job as a Grim Reaper. She even reveals herself to Reggie.
The other Reapers do get the short end of the stick despite the small character moments the movie tries to give them.
Hopefully, future movies will give more room for the other Reapers.
BACK FROM THE DEAD: RESURRECTING DEAD LIKE ME is your standard promotional featurette that has interviews with cast and
crew. The better extra is the insightful audio commentary by director Stephen Herek (he missed out on directing
the pilot of the series) and actress Ellen Muth. The commentary reveals many details about the production of the
movie (it was filmed in Montreal for example) and Muth reveals a little about the series itself (how Callum Blue does his
FINAL ANALYSIS: I hope there are mroe DEAD LIKE ME movies to come since I loved DEAD LIKE ME: LIFE AFTER
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