The Fishers are your typical dysfunctional family. Ruth (Frances Conroy) is the stern matriarch who has trouble expressing emotion and snaps at the slightest problem. Daughter Claire (Lauren Ambrose) is an underachiever who cultivates a moody, mysterious loner image in high school (she's indulging in illegal substances too). Brother David (Michael C. Hall) works in the family business, and is uptight beyond belief (he's indulging in a secret homosexual relationship too).
Elder brother Nate (Peter Krause) is the black sheep, who, eschewing responsibility, fled to Seattle but got lured back. Dad (Richard Jenkins) watches it all bemusedly. Did we mention Dad's dead? And that the Fisher family business is a funeral home?
Alan Taylor, Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Adam Davidson, Alan Caso
Studio: Warner Home Video