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Great show you are probably missing

Pushing Daisies is finally back after the annoying but necessary writers' strike last year. 

All of the gang are back at The Pie Hole and the Pie Maker is back to his old shenanigans.  I so love this show.  The look of the show is incredible, the costuming is amazing.  It's clever, smart, sarcastic and melodramatic.  There's just so much to love.  

If you’ve never seen the show before, last week's episode did an amazing job of summarizing the previous season in about 4 minutes.  Basically, Ned is the Pie Maker and he has a special power-- he can bring things back from the dead but only for exactly one minute and if he doesn’t touch them again (to re-kill them) , someone else in the vicinity will die in their place. Also, once he's rekilled someone/thing, they are dead forever.  Ned loves Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, his childhood friend, but she died.  So he touched her and brought her back but he can’t touch her again because she’ll die.  So, Ned owns a pie shop called "The Pie Hole" that's shaped like a pie where Olive Snook, who is secretly in love with him, is his waitress.  Ned also works with Emerson Cod, a private investigator, to solve murders.  Ned briefly revives the victims to find out what happened to them and the duo collects the reward money. 

The cast is amazing.  Emerson is played by Chi McBride.  Olive is Kristin Chenoweth and she often breaks into song on the show, which is always amazing.  Chuck's aunts who raised her after Ned accidentaly killed her father are played by Swoozy Kurtz (in an eyepatch!!!) and Ellen Greene, the original Audrey on Broadway and in the film version of Little Shop of Horrors. 

I highly recommend this one. Full episodes are available online at abc.go.com



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Oct. 6th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
We LOVE this show! We were scared it would be canceled because it's so unusual. I was so excited when it was nominated for 12 Emmys* and sad when they only won 3 and none in high profile categories.

*On July 17, 2008, Pushing Daisies was nominated for twelve Emmy awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Lee Pace), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Kristin Chenoweth), and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Bryan Fuller), and was awarded three: it won for Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series (Barry Sonnenfeld), as well as for Outstanding Original Score, and Outstanding Editing of a Comedy Series.
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
I love that it's so unique. I've never been a fan of the Law & Orders and CSIs so I was psyched to watch something so totally different and cute.
Oct. 6th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
I love this show. I was so excited to see it back!
Oct. 7th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
My absolute favorite show
I adore this show. Which, sadly, means it probably doesn't stand a chance of lasting, especially as the premiere got the worst ratings for any returning show. :(

Yes, my love of a show is very often a kiss of death, but I can't help it. This show is simply -magical. Everything and everybody works together so perfectly. I walk around with a goofy smile on my face for hours after watching it.

And even rarer, it loses NONE of it's appeal on rewatching a given episode ("Bitch, _I_ was in proximity!" never fails to send me off my chair in laughter- I'm laughing now, as I type it).

This is truly the rarest of shows - a show on which I would change nothing. Usually, even on shows I like, there are elements I would change, but not here.

Everybody needs to be watching this. You won't regret it.
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
I ♥ this show
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