HAPPY BIRTHDAY maggiesox
! I HOPE JULY SANTA BRINGS YOU MANY WONDERFUL THINGS. ♥!
Hey, if you want a wonderful thing, you could try episode 1 of Pushing Daisies!
*pimp pimp pimp*
My new favorite show, let me show you it! Seriously, stick with me here.
Do you like: Heroes, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Amelie, Stranger Than Fiction, Big Fish, A Series of Unfortunate Events, or AWESOME MODERN FANTASY? Then you will like Pushing Daisies. (Official ABC site.
This is Ned. He is a piemaker. Also, if he touches a dead person he can bring them back to life. If he touches them again, they go back to being dead for good. Because of that, he's kind of averse to touching people, even alive ones. Socially awkward but a creator of damn fine pies. (Lee Pace omgIlovehim)
This is Charlotte, or Chuck, Ned's childhood sweetheart. They hadn't seen each other for a long time, and then the next time they did, he'd just brought her back to life. Which means if he touches her again-- bam. Girlfriend in the ground. She's adorable, optimistic-- especially for a dead lady-- and has a pretty, pretty smile. (Anna Friel)
This is Emerson (obviously). He's a private investigator, and he convinced Ned to touch murder victims, get the names of their murderers, and send them back to eternal rest-- while they collect the reward money, naturally. I still can't see him as anything but evilcorporationman from House, though. (Chi McBride)
This is Olive. She works at Ned's pie shop as a waitress, and also she wants to get in his pants. Get in line, lady. (Kristin Chenoweth)
Also, the show is narrated by Jim Dale, the man who reads the US Harry Potter audiobooks.
There's the same kind of not-quite-real but wonderful details that made me fall in love with ASOUE, the quirky humor from Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, the sweet love story angle of Stranger Than Fiction and Amelie, and the asskicking awesome writing from all of the above. This is seriously going to be one of the best shows this fall, and I encourage you all to give it a shot-- if not now, then when it's on broadcast TV.Here's a more comprehensive review.
And now I get to go get my college stuff done. :D