17 Old TV Shows That Deserve A Netflix Reboot Right Now

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Six Feet Under

I like my humor laced with the macabre, so when Six Feet Under came along and made joke after joke about death, I knew I’d found my home. The family drama, produced by Alan Ball, debuted on HBO in 2001 and launched the careers of Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Rachel Griffiths, and Frances Conroy.

It was about the Fisher family, who owned and operated a funeral home in Los Angeles. Every episode opened with the death of one of its customers, and the use of wry wit and dark humor quickly made it one of the hippest shows on cable.  The series finale is often called one of the best episodes on TV, and really did fan service right. It was a satisfying end to a show many people found, at times, disconcerting.

To reboot a show that wrapped itself up with such a neat bow would be challenging to say the least. But on the other hand, the finale offers a pretty clear road map as to what a reboot might look like. Although a Six Feet Under without Peter Krause is a sad and forlorn thought, at least we already know how it all turns out for the Fishers. What’s to say we can’t just pick up from there?