about dead like me

Dead Like Me premiered in 2003 on Showtime and aired for two seasons. The plot of the show centered around a group of "undead" grim reapers who were chosen upon death to take souls. They are all still haunted by their former lives, lost loves, opportunities, and loved ones. Much of the show centers on the recent death of George Lass who goes from thinking life is unfair to accepting her role as a reaper.
(from my Dead Like Me fanlisting)

The main characters of Georgia "George" Lass (Ellen Muth), Rube Sofer (Mandy Patinkin), Roxy Harvey (Jasmine Guy), Mason (Callum Blue), Daisy Adair (Laura Harris), and briefly Betty Rhomer (Rebecca Gayheart) are grim reapers. They collect souls, but also maintain friendship and support for their efforts and endeavors.

Mason died of a drug overdose very young. He struggles with this as a reaper as well. He is always trying to collect income through questionable means and often wears out his welcome among his fellow reapers and others he encounters. But Mason does have a sweet side, where he wants to help others. He continues to try, despite any failures, he is a good person at his core.

Throughout the progression of the show, we see much change and growth in each character. It seems that each character goes through their own low points and they work through this in their own way.

Part of what makes this show so very good, is the characters contrasting personalities and their interractions with one another and their "reaps". Although their styles may differ, their goal is the same, to take care of the souls.


Ellen Muth ... Georgia 'George' Lass
Callum Blue ... Mason
Jasmine Guy ... Roxy Harvey
Cynthia Stevenson ... Joy Lass
Mandy Patinkin ... Rube Sofer
Britt McKillip ... Reggie Lass
Christine Willes ... Delores Herbig
Laura Harris ... Daisy Adair
Greg Kean ... Clancy Lass
Crystal Dahl ... Crystal
Patricia Idlette ... Kiffany
Talia Ranger ... Young George
Laura Boddington ... Un George
Rebecca Gayheart ... Betty Rhomer