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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Six Feet Under'  

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This list features the best seasons of Six Feet Under, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of Six Feet Under is the best, but each installment of the family drama features memorable episodes. Some Six Feet Under seasons focus on Nate and Brenda's relationship while other good seasons find Ruth rediscovering her passions.

This list of Six Feet Under seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes from the mind of creator Alan Ball are the best. Season One focused on the death of Fisher Family patriarch Nathanial Sr. while later seasons found David taking over the family business with confidence. Winning multiple awards, including nine Emmy awards, all of the shows seasons gained HBO critical acclaim.

Which Six Feet Under season is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorite Six Feet Under season a vote up.

Six Feet Under - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Six Feet Under'
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Six Feet Under - Season 5

The fifth season of Six Feet Under premiered on June 6, 2005, and contains 12 episodes. This season still focuses on life, death, and the Fishers.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Everyone's Waiting," "Static" and "A Coat of White Primer."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Nate suffers a stroke.
  • Brenda gives birth to Willa.
  • That final sequence.
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Six Feet Under - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Six Feet Under'
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Six Feet Under - Season 3

The third season of Six Feet Under premiered on March 2, 2003, and contains 13 episodes. This season still focuses on the Fishers and the new additions to the family.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "I'm Sorry, I'm Lost," "Making Love Work" and "Everyone Leaves."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Fisher & Sons host an operatic funeral.
  • Lisa goes missing.
  • Ruth marries George.
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Six Feet Under - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Six Feet Under'
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Six Feet Under - Season 1

The first season of Six Feet Under premiered on June 3, 2001, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on The Fishers dealing with the death of the family patriarch.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Knock, Knock," "A Private Life" and "Life's Too Short."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Nathaniel Fisher is hit and killed by a bus.
  • Claire steals a foot.
  • David comes out to Ruth.
     
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Six Feet Under - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Six Feet Under'
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Six Feet Under - Season 2

The second season of Six Feet Under premiered on March 3, 2002, and contains 13 episodes. This season still focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Fishers.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "In Place of Anger" and "Someone Else's Eyes."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Ruth rebuilds her foundation.
  • Nate sleeps with Lisa.
  • Nate undergoes a risky surgery.
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