Monday, June 23, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Seconds after replugging the TV after almost a month of abstinence (Non-voluntary), the set lit up to a bright colorful but unfamiliar show. The show is quirky and falls somewhere between Dexter and Desperate House Wives. I remember thinking Why have I never heard of this show before?

Booted up the internet and according to 8tv's site, Ugly Betty was suppose to be on. I was pretty sure that whatever that was airing was definitely not Ugly Betty. I hate that show.

Anywho, after a second futile attempt at Astro's site, I finally found the answer at's TV listings (It's funny how inacurate these TV listings are... my TV Listings are no better, but I'm working on it...). The show was 'Pushing Daisies', and here's the premise:-

This romantic comedy shows us the fairy tale like world of Ned, a man who can bring dead people back to life through the power of his touch. The same touch he must use to 'kill' them after no more than a minute or another person will die.

With the help of Emerson, a local PI, Ned uses his ability to solve murder cases and cash in on any rewards. But things get complicated when a murder victim turns out to be Ned's long lost childhood crush and he decides to break the rules and let her live.

The show is created by Bryan Fuller, who has brought us sci-fi series such as Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me. The series shares the quick-witted comedy and darker emotions of Fuller's previous shows.

I only got to catch the last 8 minutes of it but will definitely be tuning in next week. It's good. If you have watched it and hated it, you're probably the type that watches Ugly Betty and there is little I can do for you.

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