…is officially my new favorite TV show. It’s from Bryan Fuller, who did Dead Like Me, which used to be my favorite show, until it got cancelled.
It’s about a guy who can quite inexplicably make dead people come alive again. But if he touches them again, they die; and if he doesn’t touch them again within a minute of bringing them back, someone else nearby will die. He and his partners — a detective with a compulsive knitting habit and his formerly-dead childhood sweetheart, whom he loves but cannot touch — solve murders by resurrecting victims and, well, asking them who killed them.
This is plot. What makes it magic is that it’s shot and structured a whole lot like Amelie (complete with omniscient narrator) and written like a cross between a Tom Stoppard play (complete with absurdist dialogue) and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman (complete with incredible intelligence and extremely funny grim humor). I guess it reminds me a lot of Lemony Snicket as well.
Also, I am officially in love with Anna Friel, who plays Chuck, the undead childhood sweetheart.
Seriously, go check it out. It’s worth your time. Help me not get it cancelled so I have something to watch.