THE MORTALITY MOMENT
3. The last six minutes of the Six Feet Under series finale
Wow. The HBO series ended with a sequence that ripped your heart out while it ripped you out of time. Not only was it the most compelling series closer ever, but it was the most thorough ending I’ve seen on TV. To the emotional strains of Sia’s “Breathe Me,’’ we watched the lives of all the major characters play out over the years, until each of them, ultimately, is dead. Always about the stubbornness of mortality, “Six Feet Under’’ was true to its message until its last breath.
Pictured: Richard Jenkins and Peter Krause in the "Six Feet Under" finale.