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urinetown and six feet under.

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i just came back from watching a good morbid musical “urinetown”. performed by La Salle musical theater 2nd and 3rd year students. it was fun. i was tired. i fall asleep in one scene but its not that its boring, its that i am too tired. sleeping so late at night. anyways, the musical was really fun. i was told it is suppose to be dark and morbid but they made it a little bit too gay and happy. i was looking forward to the darkness and morbidity. i guess they rewrote the scripts or something. not that its very bad. i really enjoyed it. again, another night of expectations that trned out really really good. hehehe, i am so happy.


Urinetown: The Musical is an award-winning satirical comedy musical that pokes fun at capitalism, socialism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty small town politics. Urinetown rejects musical theatre convention, parodying successful Broadway shows such as Les Misérables, Evita, and West Side Story, and even satirizes its own significance. In reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a pleasant ending. Famous songs from the show include “Don’t Be the Bunny” and “Run, Freedom, Run!”

The show was directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, and features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. It debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, was produced Off-Broadway at the American Theatre for Actors and then moved to Broadway, opening at Henry Miller’s Theatre on September 20, 2001 (its planned opening having been postponed after the September 11, 2001 attacks). It ran on Broadway through January 18, 2004, closing with a total of 25 previews and 965 performances.

oh, have you known whats my new addiction? Six Feet Under. i have all the dvd. yes, all. from season 1 to season 5. all 63 episode. i am now currently in season 4. its so morbid. so dark. so… lovely. the death, the drugs, sex, everything. its so filthy and i like it. its just, magical.. hehe..

i think singapore showed it in HBO like the first season but in the end it stop only at the firs season. if you watch it, you will know why. hehehe, thank you leanne for giving me the dvd. its the best!

Six Feet Under is an American television drama created by Alan Ball that was originally broadcast from 2001 to 2005. It was produced by Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari. The series centers on a family-run mortuary, Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, and explores the lives of the Fisher family following the death of the family patriarch (the title being a colloquialism/euphemism for death, six feet being the traditional depth at which a body would be laid). The series is set in modern-day Los Angeles.
The show stars Peter Krause as Nathaniel Samuel (“Nate”) Fisher Jr., the son of a funeral director who, upon the death of his father, reluctantly becomes a partner in the family funeral business with his brother David, played by Michael C. Hall. The Fisher clan also includes mother Ruth (Frances Conroy) and sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose). Other regulars include mortician and family friend Federico Diaz (Freddy Rodriguez), Nate’s on again off again girlfriend Brenda Chenowith (Rachel Griffiths), and David’s boyfriend Keith Charles (Mathew St. Patrick).
On one level, the show is a conventional family drama, dealing with such issues as relationships, infidelity, and religion. At the same time, it is a show distinguished by its unblinking focus on the topic of death, which it explores on multiple levels (personal, religious, and philosophical), rather than, say, treating it as a convenient impetus for the solution of a murder. Each episode begins with a death — anything from drowning or heart attack to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome — and that death usually sets the tone for each episode, allowing the characters to reflect on their current fortunes and misfortunes in a way that is illuminated by the death and its aftermath.
The show also has a strong dosage of black humor running throughout.
A recurring plot device consists of a character having an imaginary conversation with the person who died at the beginning of the episode. Sometimes, the conversation is with other recurring dead characters, notably Nathaniel Fisher Sr. The show’s creator Alan Ball states they represent the living character’s internal dialogue by exposing it as an external conversation, yet on some occasions (see the appearance of Nathaniel Fisher Sr. at the end of the last episode of the first season) no living character sees or interacts with the dead character. Also, in many encounters with dead characters the dead character relates information the living one could not know, almost certainly speculation on the part of the living concerning issues which were never solved before the passing.[original research?] Casual conversations with the dead also reflect the genre of magical realism. A similar device is occasionally used where a real conversation between two living characters slips into the imaginary and becomes unrealistic. The shift cannot be clearly distinguished from the normal flow of the scene until an abrupt cut brings the audience back to a mundane conversation, which reveals through contrast the imaginary nature of the preceding moment.

btw, i think the character “Claire” is so pretty. such a pretty red head. and why i love this show so much is because i think i can relate myself with the characters “Nate, David and Claire”. its like me all seperated into 3 individuals. i really love this show. its so sad it ended only after 5 season..


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