Friday, October 24, 2008

Is Anyone Else Pushing Daisies?

I love this show. It is wonderfully campy and sweet.

Ned the pie maker (Lee Pace) has a gift. If he touches the dead, they come back to life. If he touches them again, they are dead for good. If he keeps them alive for more than a minute something else has to die in their place. He and his partner private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) have a business where Ned touches the recently deceased, asks them who killed them, then they solve the case. Add to this Ned's dead - but no longer dead - girlfriend Chuck (Anna Friel), who he can't touch or she will be dead again, a lovelorn waitress, a couple of maiden aunts, and a poetic narrator and you have a wonderfully silly murder mystery.

After being nominated for 12 Emmy Awards in its somewhat brief first season, I was afraid it might not be able to keep up with its great beginning. I am being pleasantly surprised! Pushing Daisies' alternate universe is wacky, its stories are fresh and unique, and the whole thing is a lot of fun.

ABC's website has full episodes, recaps, "audio piecasts" and more where you can delve into Ned and Chuck's strange little world.

I think they have a winner!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...


Thanks for entering the giveaway on my blog. I'm so glad I popped over here to say thanks..I LURVE pushing daisies!!!!! My hubby got me hooked on it and I can't get enough. We even call our littlest son, "Itty Bitty"!! Our oldest has now caught on and even says "itty bitty is abowt to bwow!" So fun!!

So good to meet you! Any fun theatre down ther in SoFlorida?? :) We're loving the North West for it's awesome culture and theatre. Good stuff!