I blogged a couple of days ago about Dead Like Me the new movie from the Showtime show and I just wanted to add a couple of things.
If you haven’t seen the first 2 seasons you’ve gotta check it out. It’s such a good show. It stars Ellen Muth who plays Georgia “George” Lass who turns 18 and her mother forces her to get her life together and get a job. So she goes to a temp agency called Happy Time but she doesn’t get very far. Especially since she gets killed by a toilet seat from a Russian space shuttle in outer space.
Instead of getting to move on and go into the light, the grim reaper who took her soul gets to move on and she gets to take his place. She is then forced to take souls until she meets her expected quota then she can move on and go to her lights. But she is very apprehensive about it.
The reapers live among us but they don’t have the same face they had when they were alive to protect them and their families. But like us they have to make a living which means they have to have lives even though they are dead. As dead George, or Millie, she gets a job with Happy Time where she went when she was alive and she gets the job thanks to her knowledge from when she was alive.
She is in a group of 4 other reapers. There is Roxy (Jasmine Guy) who was a meter maid but became a cop, Daisy (Originally Laura Harris, now Sarah Wynter in the movie) who is an actress, Mason (Callum Blue) who is well, Mason. And then there is Rube. Rube (Mandy Patinkin) is the guy who hands out the post it notes which has the name, location and time of death so you know who to reap, when and where.
That’s basically the story, George isn’t supposed to interact with her family who she left behind but she does like to keep an eye on them and we as an audience get to see how their lives are going as they mourn the loss of George.
The movie basically follows the show a few years later. Unfortunately, Rube has moved on and so they have a new boss who is a corporate type. I can’t wait to see it and find out what happens. If you like this story then rent or buy it.
If you buy it they will make more movies or they will continue the series on Showtime. Trust me, you will like this.