YMMV / Dead Like Me

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme tune played during the show's opening credits.
    • Here's an example of the original score by Stewart Copeland.
    • Pink Martini doing "Que Sera Sera" as George has to learn that she can't prevent people (a little girl) from dying. "Whatever will be, will be..."
    • "Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers is used to great effect during several scenes in the pilot.
    • "Boom Boom Ba", the song used in various episodes and the last scene of Life After Death.
    • "Nomah's Land", played as a pre-transition transgender woman reap rants against God.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Bryan Fuller has stated that all of his shows take place in the same universe. This has some nasty implications for Dead Like Me after Ellen Muth guest-starred on Hannibal, playing a woman named Georgia who suffers from a mental illness that makes her think she's dead and drives her to kill people.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The pilot has Rube state that he thinks the afterlife will be like Der Waffle Haus. The Stargate SG-1 episode "Threads" has Daniel contemplate either becoming fully ascended or descending again... In the series' set for Der Waffle Haus.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has a sub-page.
  • Retroactive Recognition: George's sister is Princess Cadence.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Daisy's Actress being replaced in Life After Death
    • It could also be the fact that they took a whole season's worth of growth and development for Daisy, and casually flushed it. She went from becoming a rather introspective and interesting woman to a diva with all the depth of a puddle all over again.
    • Also, she, Mason, and Roxy appear to be written by someone who'd never seen the show and was only given brief character sketches.
  • Values Dissonance: George's complaints about her job aren't very sympathetic anymore, considering she actually has a job despite only having "some college" on her resume.