May 1, 2006
I just watched this episode of Six Feet Under (it deserves italics!) titled "The Rainbow of her Reasons" and... wow. I was loving it from the opening credits because it said it guest starred Patricia Clarkson and Kathy Bates (both of whom I love in general, but they're ace on SFU) but it was also directed by none other than Mary Harron - she of American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol and The Notorious Bettie Page fame.
I've watched this show from the very first episode and it may just be the inital reaction but I think out of the four and a half seasons that have been aired (we're six episodes from the very end) that tonight's was my favourite. It was perfect. Everything about it was astoundingly good. There was a moment where the women are down in the basement and sing "Calling All Angels" and I had to hold back tears, it was beautiful. And that ending! Just everything about it. Lauren Ambrose getting a temp job and then singing "You Ride Up My Thighs" (i love SFU's musical bits, they're choice). Just... it was all so perfect. Everybody was at the very top of their games, especially Ambrose and Conroy. if Ambrose didn't submit this episode to the Emmy commitee then she's stupid. Wonderful. A+
Posted by Glenn Dunks at 11:59 PM