Wednesday, October 10, 2007

That's two




I wasn't sure if "Pushing Daisies" could pull off anything to match it's charming, funny, gorgeous premiere. But the second episode was, to my eyes, every bit as good.

Will this twee-ness wear out its welcome? I'd have to think so.

And word on the street is that ABC slashed the budget after the second episode. So that's worrying.

But still, it's just so... gosh darned good. Maybe even great. Definitely unique. I was going to write down some of the jokes ("I don't know anything about you." "There's not much to tell, I bake pies and wake the dead") just aren't as funny without the primary hues and the fairy tale settings. But the little stuff, it's good.

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At 8:45 AM, October 11, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Just read the paper... didn't realize the maker of Pushing Daises was also the maker of Wonderfalls. No wonder we like it!

Fran and I actually watched that show - and liked it! - until Fox yanked it. Like they do with everything. I just don't get Fox (or any network anymore). Why green light ANYTHING if you're 1) never going to promote it right, 2) NEVER give it a chance, and 3) put it in a crappy time slot from the get go?

Fox (and now other networks) has killed so many great shows... mostly Sci-Fi. Firefly, John Doe, Millennium, X-Files (although that had run its corse), Space: Above and Beyond, etc. and so on.

Oh well.

 
At 8:54 AM, October 11, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

I just IMDBed Wonderfalls... WHOA! Lee Pace, the guy playing the main character in PD was IN Wonderfalls! And although the actresses are different, they look VERY similar. They even sound/act similiar - at least from what my limited recollection recalls. ;)

I thought PD had a familiar vibe about it.

 
At 12:23 PM, October 11, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

Well, usually the shows that get no love are the pet projects of one network executive or another - and you know how much job security those people have.

It's like what's going on with NBC - all of the old guy's stuff is doing great, but the new guy is hesitant to promote it too much.

 
At 5:53 AM, October 13, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

'Will this twee-ness wear out its welcome? I'd have to think so.

And word on the street is that ABC slashed the budget after the second episode. So that's worrying.'

How about Power of 10 should CBS put that up aganist Daisies. NBC's Deal or No Deal nip the Daisies last week and Daisies is not a breakout.

 
At 5:41 AM, October 15, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

As great as the second episode was... I got to think PD is too intelligent for most scrub TV viewers. They simply won't get it. Not so long as Bud Light is regarded as beer, and garbage shows like "Fill in the Blank Game Show" and "Fill in the Blank Reality Show" are stunning hits to the brainless masses.

There's no accounting for taste in this country.

 
At 10:29 AM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

'As great as the second episode was... I got to think PD is too intelligent for most scrub TV viewers. They simply won't get it. Not so long as Bud Light is regarded as beer, and garbage shows like "Fill in the Blank Game Show" and "Fill in the Blank Reality Show" are stunning hits to the brainless masses.'

I am an intelligent person and I think that PD is well written at least a bit of the show I saw. I am just not that crazy about romanice twist. Want to keep someone alive but you can't touch them or they die for good. Its not a must watch for me. Again its writing as much better than say the new Bionic Woman. Even Chuck and Reaper are well written

Regardless PD will sure be a cult fav just like Wonderfalls. Will be remember better than 'Joan of Arcadia' which had a similer plot of a young woman doing good deeds.

If CBS places 'Power of 10' up aganist PD and I can say that PD will be beat by that and NBC's DoND. PD beat the show once on curiousty ratings but that does not mean a thing in the long term

 
At 1:18 PM, October 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

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At 1:24 PM, October 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Ned (from PD) can bring people back to life - then kill them when he touches them again (which he does). It's Ned's "touch me once, love me forever; touch me twice, kill me forever" CURSE part of his miraculous power that makes the shows "romance twist" so GOOD.

Daisies is like watching a Doctor Seuss book come to life. It reminds me of the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" combined with the "Wizard of Oz" combined with "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (the original GOOD one). It's smart, witty, kooky... all things that MOST domesticated, mindless TV viewers aren't.

Hopefully the cult fave moniker will kick in SOON and keep it around.

 

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