The music, by Thomas Newman, perfectly captured the shows mordant whimsy. And it worked perfectly with the cold imagery -- a body being embalmed and wheeled on a gurney into the light, a hearse, a black crow, gravestones. The HBO dramas in general have evocative opening credits, most notably Deadwood, Rome, Oz, and The Wire. But Six Feet Under was one of the best -- an unsentimental and elegant gem.
Pictured, "Six Feet Under" opening credits.