I wrote about this last Summer, but since HBO is rerunning the series, I just wanted to say again that I think Six Feet Under is truly the greatest thing on television! Everything about it is perfect. The directing, the casting, the acting and of course the writing, are simply perfect in every way. God, what I wouldn't give to work on something like this.
My sweet friend Tracy Middendorf played Adele Swamson in episode two, The Will. Kathy Bates directed at least two of last season's episodes, sigh.