Season One of Six Feet Under didn't live up to my expectations for it. Hoping for something fantasticly abnormal, weirdly humored comedy/drama, what it has become so far is an occasionally humorous, sometimes weepy drama that sporadically bursts out into fits of soap opera surreality, and, alternately, inspired inverse gallows humor.
As it stands, Six Feet Under is definately above-average compared to most TV programing. I will probably rent successive seasons (especially after reading glowing reviews of the 2nd on Salon), but probably not until a day I'm very very very bored.
As for the dvd, it's pretty skim, but the feature on the very good looking title sequence was interesting. I wouldn't recommend buying it, especially since it seems to be popular at rental stores (well... even my town's mom+pop rental place carries it...).