WPushing Daises. It may become a new go-to series for us, joining Arrested Development, Futurama, Archer, Undeclared, and a few others that we just pop in the Playstation and run in the late-evenings when we require some awesome, albeit passive, entertainment.
The show is really about happy zombies. Ned, the Pie-Maker, has the ability to touch dead things and bring them back to life. He has an entire minute to re-touch them or else something else dies instead. In episode one, he brings back his childhood sweetheart, and offs some other random dude. Hilarity, and mystery-solving, ensue.
Seriously… I can’t say enough good things about this show. It was totally fun, and light, and the dialogue was snappy and riddled with double-entendre. The whole world was kind of bizzaro-Tim Burton, in a shiny, happy, pea-coatey kind of way. And it was essentially a procedural, so every week a mystery was solved.
The only problem was the non-ending. There were about twenty seconds of tying-it-up narration at the end of the second season, but it didn’t resolve anything. What about Ned’s dad? Chuck’s dad? The European tour? Emerson’s daughter? Why oh WHY do networks do this to us? And to really great television shows? Arrested Development, Firefly, Futurama (at least we got a fifth season back).. wah. Just, wah.
Oh, well, we have them on DVD so they’ll certainly get another run, eventually. Maybe they’ll be a movie. OR, better yet, would someone please open a Pie Hole?Read More