Pushing Daisies…

…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.

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  1. Pushing Daisies is by far the best show on TV!!!! If you have not yet seen this show be sure to catch the season 2 premier on Wed Oct 1. It will be love at first sight…I promise.

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