SUGGESTION: Face-Off: You and the (TV) Afterlife

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Which of the following television series centered on death and various stages of the afterlife is your favorite?


Should I consider Pushing Daisies (TV Series 2007–2009)? I think I've only seen the pilot. I know it involves temporarily bringing people back to life but I'm not sure how much of the afterlife is a setting or even discussed.

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Stephen Atwood

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  • death and the uncertainty of an afterlife is scary enough. These shows often discuss this touchy topic with genuine heart, compassion, and a touch of comedy.

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dead like me....
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Pushing Daisies definitely belongs on the list, and it's worth watching more episodes.
Th Topper series co-starred 3 ghosts - two humans and a hard-drinking St. Bernard.
I was less fond of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
More recently, I, Zombie was amusing for about 1 1/2 seasons.
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Is the afterlife an actual setting for any of these tv series (let alone discussed in great depths as part of their respective plots)?
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I considered suggesting Topper (1953–1955), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970) and iZombie (2015–2019), but decided not to because they focus on events on Earth. They seldom if ever cover the hereafter. Likewise, I believe that Pushing Daisies (2007–2009) also fails to show or address the hereafter in any depth.

Touched by an Angel (1994–2003) and Highway to Heaven (1984–1989) may meet your criteria. They both deal with death, redemption and heaven. One limitation for both shows that they do not explicitly show an afterlife. Since I'm not certain, maybe someone else familiar with these two shows could weigh in.