Pushing Daisies Season 1
It’s the (very fictional) story of Ned the pie maker who discovers he has a gift, the ability to touch something dead and give it life again. The only problem being that if he touches that something again, it dies forever. Worse still is that if he doesn’t touch the dead something again within sixty seconds, something of a similar life form in close proximity will die instead.
So what use I a gift like this? Well, if you team up with a private investigator, bring victims of foul play back to life (for only sixty seconds) and ask them who killed them, you can then us the information to solve the crime and collect the reward.
Sounds like the perfect partnership, and it was until Ned comes face to face with his childhood sweetheart, dead in a coffin. He touches her to find out who killer her, but then can’t bring himself to touch her again. And so the fun begins.
To say that Pushing Daisies was an original TV series would be a huge understatement. It’s this originality and quirkiness that makes the show so endearing and watchable. Everything else about the show is run of the mill, what you’d expect from a TV show, not that this is in any way a bad thing, because as a complete package it works well and elevates itself above just about every other sitcom currently screening on TV.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: M – Contains violence and sexual references.
Release Date: November 12th, 2008
Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale, Ellen Greene
Media Format: DVD
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
Studio: Warner Bros