Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Listening Post



It's rare that television rises to the level of art, let alone poetry.

This is quite possibly the most beautiful, powerful and moving six-and-a-half minutes of TV ever created.

From the final sequence of the series finale of Six Feet Under, here's Sia's Breathe Me.

12 comments:

blackbird said...

Probably the only time I've ever sobbed along to something on tv.

Wishing strength and stranger love to you in getting through this day.

Happy Birthday to your lovely baby girl.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely can't watch this scene or listen to this song without tearing up.

Heather Hansma said...

Favorite. Ending. Ever.
I still sob every time. I can't watch this at work (first because I don't have sound) because I will start quietly crying in this cubicle.

Marie1206 said...

This was the perfect ending to a engrossing, original show. It also introduced me to Sia - listened to the song over and over on the 6 Feet soundtrack. Thanks for introducing me to Zero 7 with the amazing Sia on vocals!!!

revmuddswife said...

Sia had the ability to rip my heart out and leave it on the floor before that sequence was broadcast.

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, the best ending to a series ever!!! Beautifully done...if you were a fan of the show then you can appreciate even more some of the scenes.

spazmodeas said...

I have to admit, I laugh every time the clip comes up where Billy essentially bores Brenda to death.

JB said...

So I lent someone the Six Feet Under final season DVDs and asked them what they thought of the ending. They said "It was nice." I said what about the song? The way it worked beautifully with the images of the deaths of all the major characters. She couldn't remember the song. Some people should just not be allowed to experience art.

Ranting, Raving and Bitching said...

Love this, thanks Chez. It was the best show on TV and I miss it!

John said...

Holy crap. I didn't ever see the show, so I have no idea who is being shown in this clip, but that was just amazing. Perfect music, stunning visuals...I'm not feeling pretty damn melancholy. I think I'll share this with some friends so they can join me.

The Manimal said...

This is why people pick up an instrument, the hope that one day they might be able to produce something that sounds like this.

Unstill Editor said...

Well, I managed not to cry watching that again. The first time I was not so lucky...