I know I don’t have a television review blog tag, but I have to talk about one anyway. I have been watching Pushing Daisies after my Netflix enthusiastically recommended it to me. It is a weird little show. The male protagonist has the ability to bring things back to life and then kill them again all with a touch. He accidentally does this to his dog, his mother, and a myriad of insects as a child. He becomes a pie maker and even does it to fruit. He falls in love with a girl named Charlotte (Chuck) as a boy and then revives her after a murder on a cruise ship. Shenanigans then ensue with Olive (Kristen Chenowith) who loves Ned, Charlotte’s shut in crazy aunts, and a PI who Ned works with to solve murders.
There is a narrator all throughout the story. It’s a bit like Big Fish in its big stories and fantasy components, but I don’t know if it is as good as big fish. Nor do I know if such a fantastical narrator and cast dynamic can work long term. Weird show. Weird, weird show. It was on for 2 seasons before it was canceled and won arts emmies, for the striking visuals.