Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pushing Daisies

This has absolutely nothing to do with publishing, but last night I saw a fantastic new show called Pushing Daisies (ABC, 8pm EST). I definitely recommend checking it out, especially because I think it's too strange to last more than a season.

7 comments:

Blogagaard said...

Yeah, it's good. Go here to watch the first episode:

http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing

You might need to download ABC's media player, but it's quick.

Maya Reynolds said...

Jonathan: I feel the same way about "Pushing Daisies." I actually resisted watching it because I'm still suffering from a case of PTSD caused by Bryan Fuller.

Three years ago, I fell in love with another of Fuller's shows ("Wonderfalls").

Wonderfalls was the story of Jaye, an underachiever in a family of aggressive overachievers. She worked in the gift shop at Niagara Falls. One day inanimate objects in the gift shop began talking to her, making her get involved in helping people. Her crankiness and the quirkiness of the story were a delight to me.

Of course, "Wonderfalls" was cancelled after only fourteen episodes.

When I checked on "Pushing Daisies," and saw that the network had only okayed half a dozen episodes, I said to myself: "Self, don't risk yourself a second time. You're sure to fall in love with the show and then go through painful withdrawal when they cancel it."

But, sucker that I am, I watched it. So now I'm in for the six episodes, or however long the show lasts :(

Robin S. said...

OK- I'll check it out.

Most of what I like ends up cancelled. Or it isn't American.

I love the British version (original) of The Office; I like old shows like Red Dwarf.

Chumplet said...

The premise is interesting, and I like the fact that they can keep it going by solving murders with the help of the victims. Kinda like that series Raines with Jeff Goldblum last year, where he imagined the dead person talking to him, thus solving the case. I wonder what happened to that show?

Anonymous said...

Yes! That show was amazing! I don't get to watch a whole lot of tv because writing, working, and reading eat my time, but that's one for the tivo. It's great to see something so original on network tv.
Christine, Maryland

Chumplet said...

It reminds me of Lemony Snicket.

Herdingcats said...

I was impressed that Jim Dale, of Harry Potter fame, consented to narrate the show. It is wonderful.