A perfect mix of snark and comedy, “Dead Like Me” is a show about grim reapers. 18-year old Georgia (“George”) isn’t very happy with the world or her life; little does she know, things are about to get worse. George is killed in a freak accident when a toilet seat from a spacecraft comes crashing to earth on her first day of work. But George isn’t moving beyond this world– she finds out that she will join the ranks of the undead as a grim reaper. George’s division of reaping is “external influences” (murder, accidents) and she is joined by Rube, Roxie, Mason, Betty (then Daisy) who follow assignments on yellow sticky notes. Each must touch the future victim to remove his/her soul before the death occurs, based on the victim’s first initial, last name, location and E.T.D (estimated time of death).
Though it is often hard to connect with George’s character, the show is well done. Written for a mature audience, the show includes swearing and adult topics but presented from the view of a salty 18-year old. The characters are lovable and witty, and every episode is a delight.
Catch the entire series (seasons 1 and 2) on hulu.com.
I give it 8 stars!