Pushing Daisies 2 Seasons 2007

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Season 1
(979) IMDb 8.4/10
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8. Bitter Sweets TV-PG CC

A vindictive taffy shop owner, Dilly Balsam (recurring guest star MOLLY SHANNON - "Saturday Night Live," "Evan Almighty"), sets up shop down the street from the Pie Hole. Dilly is determined to drive Ned out of business by any means necessary. MICHAEL WHITE ("The School of Rock," "The Good Girl") guest stars as Dilly's brother, Billy.

Starring:
Lee Pace, Anna Friel
Runtime:
42 minutes
Original air date:
November 28, 2007

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Bitter Sweets

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Director Allan Kroeker
Starring Lee Pace, Anna Friel
Supporting actors Chi McBride, Jim Dale, Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, Kristin Chenoweth, Molly Shannon, Field Cate, Michael Cornacchia, Raúl Esparza, Steve Hytner, Mike White, Tammy Dahlstrom, Tara Donato, Joe Don Harris, Wesley Harris, Nicholas Khayyat, Abbe Meryl Feder, Leyna Nguyen
Season year 2007
Network ABC
Executive Producer Bruce Cohen
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I love feel good shows like this.
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The characters are well cast, the actors are great and likeable.
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It is a very cute show with quirky characters.
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169 of 174 people found the following review helpful By the masked reviewer VINE VOICE on December 12, 2007
Format: DVD
Alternately funny and whimsical, PUSHING DAISIES is a visually distinctive romantic comedy that encompasses a truly winning mix of ingredients. With its modern fairy tale settings and exploding color schemes - along with perfect but unobtrusive narration by Broadway veteran Jim Dale - comparisons to the work of Tim Burton are all but unavoidable. (In a good way.)

As in his previous outing (DEAD LIKE ME), series creator Bryan Fuller explores the great beyond but this time the results are much more impressive. The entire series centers around Ned (an utterly charming Lee Pace), who - at an early age - discovers that he possesses the power to bring the dead back to life with just a touch of his finger. The tradeoff? If he touches that person again, they will remain dead forever. And leaving the dead resurrected for longer than a minute causes someone else in the immediate vicinity to die. Cruel? Perhaps. But the universe demands a cosmic balance - and this is its solution.

Ned - the owner of a fairly successful pie shop known as `The Pie Hole' - uses his unique gift to earn a living in two ways: His astonishing pies, where his special touch invigorates the fruit with incredible flavor; and helping a detective (Chi McBride), who accidentally witnessed Ned's gift first-hand, solve murder cases. How? He revives the victims long enough to find out who killed them and then the two of them split the reward money. This can, and usually does, lead to near dangerous adventures for the two of them. Sounds exciting - but as Ned's co-worker Olive (the adorable Kristin Chenoweth of Broadway's WICKED) points out, it's a detached, emotionally frigid existence.

That is, until Charlotte enters his life again.
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 7, 2008
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Season One of PUSHING DAISIES has ended. Sadly, the show, which was supposed to run through 22 episodes, has ended at 9. Many shows have been adversely affected by the WGA strike, but except for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (which not only is going to be cancelled, but did not even get to wrap up its final season, so that it will end with the narrative dangling, an unfitting end to one of the most brilliant shows on TV) none as much for my money as PUSHING DAISIES. This is simply one of the most original, extraordinary shows in the history of television. I awaited the arrival of each of the nine episodes comprising Season One like many await the release of highly anticipated films. That we got only the fraction of a season is heartbreaking.

In case anyone questions whether the season is indeed over, creator and producer Bryan Fuller has stated bluntly that the show will not resume production until next summer, when they will start work on Season Two. And to make it all even more definite, this past week it was announced that Anna Friel, who plays Chuck on the show, will very shortly start filming LAND OF THE LOST with Will Ferrell. You can't shoot new episodes if your female lead is unavailable.

What makes this so heartbreaking is how incredibly fresh and original this show was from the very first episode. I was enthralled from the very first seconds. As the camera moves up from underneath the earth, through the roots of the plants and grass just under the surface, and then up to reveal a vividly yellow field of flowers through which young Ned is running, I was completely entranced.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Monkdude on July 29, 2008
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I wasn't sure if Pushing Daises was going to make it to a second season. Not because it isn't good, but because I didn't know if the average viewer would be interested in such off-the-wall stories and characters. It seems that enough of us stuck with it to bring the show back for a new season this fall. Good job folks.

The main draw for me were the interesting plots of each episode, the wacky characters, and most of all, the incredibly vibrant visuals. You just have to watch this show broadcast in HD or on Blu-ray DVD. It is really a feast for the eyes.

The production design, colors and amusing narration reminded me a lot of the movie Lemony Snicket with Jim Carrey, but being that this is a TV show with a much smaller budget, it is amazing in terms of technical achievement. I'm just glad that reality shows are getting replaced by real entertainment. Thanks to shows like this one and others, TV is worth watching again.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Kseniya Slavsky on July 4, 2011
For the two weeks that I was watching this show from the first season to the second and last, I walked around in the greatest mood with a giant stupid smile on my face. It is light, romantic, incredible sweet, witty, funny, intelligent. It does not trivialize matters and it does deal with some pretty deep things, but it's a lesson in taking hard things in life lightly and still seeing the world with all its vivid colors and smiling about it. Lovely show. I wish there were even more of it.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 28, 2008
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Now that the format wars are over and Blu Ray has won out over HD TV, I have taken the high def plunge. And the first thing that I have purchased in Blu Ray is PUSHING DAISIES. It won't be out until September, but for symbolic reasons I made this my first purchase in the format. The series is so visually stunning that it is perfect for high def presentation.

Season One of PUSHING DAISIES ended prematurely. Sadly, the show, which was supposed to run through 22 episodes, has ended at 9. Many shows have been adversely affected by the WGA strike, but except for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (which not only is going to be cancelled, but did not even get to wrap up its final season, so that it will end with the narrative dangling, an unfitting end to one of the most brilliant shows on TV) none as much for my money as PUSHING DAISIES. This is simply one of the most original, extraordinary shows in the history of television. I awaited the arrival of each of the nine episodes comprising Season One like many await the release of highly anticipated films. That we got only the fraction of a season is heartbreaking.

In case anyone questions whether the season is indeed over, creator and producer Bryan Fuller has stated bluntly that the show will not resume production until next summer, when they will start work on Season Two. And to make it all even more definite, this past week it was announced that Anna Friel, who plays Chuck on the show, will very shortly start filming LAND OF THE LOST with Will Ferrell. You can't shoot new episodes if your female lead is unavailable.

What makes this so heartbreaking is how incredibly fresh and original this show was from the very first episode. I was enthralled from the very first seconds.
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