Happy, You're Dead: Dead Like Me
This is the story about a dead girl who is now a grim reaper and takes
souls for a living. Huh. What a setting.
I remember looking at some screencaps and promo pictures on the web, then
watching the pilot and then telling a friend: 'She really never smiles.'
Ellen Muth is the ideal cast.
Ellen Muth is Georgia 'George' Lass and I'd really love to quote Jude
Christodal's song 'George' here, but the connection would be a little
far-fetched, since though we have two George's dying, the similarities
pretty much end here and all that would be left would be me showing off
with some useless pop-culture-knowledge.
George dies. Unexpectedly, unless you run around expecting a toilet seat
from the MIR crushing you on your lunch break. You don't? I thought so.
After that George sort of undies. The main difference between the dead
and the undead is that dead people suffer from being ignored due to invisibility
and walked through due to some lack of a physical body but the undead
don't. They suffer more from looking like a drug addict and maybe wish
to be invisible. (By the way, this is not general wisdom about the dead
and the undead but rather specific wisdom I learned from this particular
show. So if you see any differences between this and your knowledge about
the undead, don't go ranting.)
In spite of enjoying the rest of eternity in heaven, George is stuck on
earth and actually has to work. And we all thought that this would stop
when we're dead. Well, here's news: it doesn't.
Her job is taking other people's souls before they die. I didn't really
get the specific purpose of this job, but it's something like that: For
the soul to be released it has to be taken by a grim reaper - George for
example - before (or after) you die. When this is done the dead person
can leave its body and go whereever he or she is supposed to go. I'll
change this paragraph as soon as I know more about that. For the time
being, this will have to suffice.
Here are a few of the other things that suck when you're undead and a
1. You may have to live in apartments of the recently deceased.
2. Grim reaping actually earns you nothing. Neither money nor acknowledgment.
So you need to find something else to get some money.
3. You have to watch people die every day. At least you have to be there
to take their souls, but that pretty much includes watching them die.
4. You have no idea when you will be released from your job and finally
admitted to heaven or that other place where grim reapers go.
5. You look like crap.
Looking back at my headline I have no idea why I came up with this. After
all George has every reason I can think of not to look happy. And she
1x01 - Pilot
1x02 - Dead Girl Walking
Characters & Cast
Ellen Muth is George Lass
I have still to come up with something for this section. But
I thought I could need it. Somewhen.