I was completely delighted to see that Pushing Daisies managed to keep the freshness alive in the second week. Continue reading
The Pushing Daisies pilot was the best 40 minutes of television that I can remember seeing. It was so good it could have been a theatrical movie. It looked beautiful. It was acted and directed beautifully. It was extremely entertaining. The Suess’ian voice-over would normally be annoying in a prime-time show, but in the case of Daisies, it was perfect. From the very first minute, I was completely engaged in the show. After only one episode, I feel like I’ve known these characters forever.
For those who have not seen Daisies (shame on you), it will remind you of Big Fish and possibly Stardust. Though not a fairytale, the tone is very much a fairytale. Kind of like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I really hope that they can keep the freshness of this show throughout the season. I have never been this engaged in a show after only one episode. It is just amazing.