Pushing Daisies

I was skeptical of the critics’ raves for Pushing Daisies, the new show on ABC. I had been disappointed by the premieres of Chuck (it’s got potential, but at times is just too far-fetched, yet predictable as far as the spy scenarios go) and Bionic Woman (didn’t much care for the lead actress, which is not good when she IS the show), so I decided to record Pushing Daisies to see if it could fill a spot in my rotation. It definitely is.
The show has the fantastic look and soundtrack of Tim Burton films like Big Fish and Edward Scissorhands. The cast combines relative newcomers Lee Pace and Anna Friel with veterans Chi McBride, Kristin Chenowith, and Swoosie Kurtz, and they all click, filling their roles perfectly. Even the voiceover, which was a bit overdone, seemed to blend right in with the rest of the show.
In short, this show is getting added to my season pass list, while Chuck and Bionic Woman are on hold until I see something good from them. You can watch the Pie-lette episode on abc.com to catch up before the second episode airs tomorrow at 8pm.

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  1. I liked the first episode of Bionic Woman and I’m still on board with Chuck. I’ve heard about this show…I’ll have to check it out (although the DVR is full as is).


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