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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pushing Daisies

A very original and interesting show. As a little boy Ned (Lee Pace) learned that he had a special ability. When he touches dead people he can bring them back to life. However, there are two major problems with this situation. He can only keep them alive for one minute or someone else dies in their place and if he touches them again they are gone forever. As a child he brings his mother back but the person who dies in her place was his neighbor who was also the father of his crush, Chuck (Anna Friel). Now as an adult Ned shies away from affection and bakes pies instead. He owns a restaurant called The Pie Hold and this is where he meets Emerson (Chi McBride). Emerson is a private investigator who sees Ned's ability in action. He approaches Ned about teaming up to bring murder victims back to live, ask them who murdered them and collect the reward. Soon though they are on a personal case, Chuck's murder. Now Ned and Emerson, along with Chuck, must solve her murder. There is also the little problem of the two falling in love and not being able to touch each other.

This show was wonderful! I really enjoyed it, more than any show I can remember since Lost a few seasons ago. Even though the two leads, Pace and Friel, are relative unknowns they were wonderful. McBride was very funny as their straight man Emerson. This program is also beautiful to watch. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I can not say enough good things about this show. This one is definitely a keeper!



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