ABC: "Pushing Daisies" Pilot Review

The positively, unconditionally, hands-down, BEST new show of the 07/08 TV season!

“Pushing Daisies” defies conventional genre-labeling. Dubbed by many reviewers as a “forensic fairytale,” it also can be described as a romantic comedy, a dark comedy, a crime procedural, a fantasy, and a tragedy all rolled into one fantastically magical hour.

Lee Pace as Ned, the pie maker & guy with the touch of life/death
Anna Friel as Charlotte Charles aka Chuck, Ned’s recently deceased, then un-deceased childhood crush
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook, pie shop waitress/perky gal with an unrequited crush on Ned
Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, private investigator who’s also Ned’s partner in murder case-solving reward collecting
Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene as Chuck’s Aunts Lily and Vivian respectively. Former synchronized swimming duo, The Darling Mermaid Darlings

Things to Love About ‘Daisies’
- The whimsical and vivid visuals
- Pitch-perfect narration by Jim Dale (also narrator of the “Harry Potter” audiobooks)
- Narration that doesn’t just state the obvious (a la “Desperate Housewives”)
- Delightful characters
- Ned owns a shop called The Pie Hole
- Ned and Chuck’s hometown is Couer d’Couers (just saying it aloud gives you a little chuckle)
- Chuck’s aunts, Lily and Vivian, have matching personality disorders
- The first episode is titled, “Pie-lette”

We have nothing but great things to say about “Pushing Daisies.” We wholeheartedly recommend this show to anyone searching for a spellbinding and original hour of television. We will bug you to watch this every single week!

Please don’t make us beg. It will NOT be pretty.

Pushing Daisies premieres Wednesday, Oct. 1st @ 8PM on ABC.

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