Pushing Daisies (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Do you think dying has made me morbid?”

Ned can bring people and animals back to life by touching them. But if he touches them a second time they’ll go back to being dead. And if he doesn’t touch them a second time within one minute then someone else will die — to make up for the one he brought back to life. When he discovers that Chuck, his childhood sweetheart, has been killed he brings her back to life. Although he would like to have a relationship with her, he can never touch her again.

Pushing Daisies season 1 originally aired in 2007. There are only 9 episodes.

Ned┬ámakes pies, something that reminds him of his mother, at a place called the Pie Hole. Along with Emerson, his business partner, he solves murders by asking the victim who killed them — in order to collect the reward.

The fantasy aspect is the same type as Wonderfalls — it’s the real world, but one person has an ability no one else has. The sense of humour is also similarly quirky.

Each episode has a scene with Ned as a nine-year-old, when he’s just discovered his power.

It’s very funny — the dialogue is witty, and the main actors are all great at comedy.

The last minute of the last episode has a fairly big surprise.

The playful music is by Jim Dooley (the TV show Wilfred).

Ned is played by Lee Pace (the TV show Wonderfalls) and Chuck is played by Anna Friel (Limitless). Emerson is played by Chi McBride (The Terminal) and Olive, who works with Ned, is played by Kristin Chenoweth (Stranger Than Fiction). Chuck’s aunts are played by Swoosie Kurtz (Liar Liar) and Ellen Greene (Leon: The Professional).

Guest stars include Paul Reubens (The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway), Riki Lindhome (the musical duo Garfunkel & Oates), and Jayma Mays (the TV show Glee).

The show was created by Bryan Fuller (the TV show Wonderfalls).

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One Response to “Pushing Daisies (season 1)”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this show again — it’s lots of fun.

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