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Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season (DVD)
This forensic fairytale follows Ned, a young man with a very special gift. As a boy, Ned discovered that he could return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. Now a pie maker, Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with a private investigator to crack murder cases by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead -- and keeps her alive. Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson's private-investigation enterprise, encouraging them to use Ned's skills for good, not just for profit. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.]]>
Pushing Daisies is many things at once: detective show, romantic comedy, whimsical fantasy and above all, a story about a guy who bakes pies and has the ability to bring dead people back to life. Somehow all of these things come together to make one of the most enjoyable, funny and bittersweet shows to come along in a long time. A lot of that magic comes from the near-perfect casting - Lee Pace (The Fall, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day) as Ned the Piemaker is wonderfully reserved and adorably neurotic; his facial expressions alone provide some of the most moving and hilarious moments in the series. Anna Friel as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod and Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook round out the regulars at the Pie Hole and veteran actresses Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene are great as Chuck's eccentric aunts whose passions include synchronized swimming, amateur ornithology and rare cheeses. Pushing Daisies exists in a world where people regularly break out into song to express their feelings, where death is never gory and usually played for comic effect, and where every color on screen is richly saturated and vibrant, creating an oddly timeless Edward Scissorhands-like world.
Bryan Fuller, the creator of cult favorites Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls has perfected his style with Pushing Daisies; this series has a broader appeal than the previous shows. Each imaginatively produced episode has such snappy writing paired with ghoulish sensibilities, heart wrenching romance and classic caper-style crime fighting, making every moment completely un-missable. The DVD release of Season One contains all nine original episodes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. --Kira Canny
If only we could squeeze a third season out of these guys... once you watch it you will be hooked.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great premise, great writing, great direction, great cinematography, great set design, great acting, great drama, comedy and romance. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jeff Lieberman
Some of Bryan Fuller's best work ever. The production style, colors, music, and cast all combine to create a one of a kind viewing experience. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Brandon Santo
Great show! Arrived on time and worked perfectly. I enjoy the art designs and textures for the Blu-ray release.Published 1 month ago by Daniel Aughney
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|I AM TRULY GONNA MISS THIS ONE OF A KIND GEM OF A SERIES!!!||
Network television is going to lose me as a viewer all together. I understand that television programming is a business therefore art (creative and inspired writing and performing) has no real value in television unless it makes money.
A network that will probably air the Bachelor and The... Read More
Mar 11, 2009 by M. Mumford | See all 4 posts
|9 episodes for $30?||
This Is Good! DIRT SEXY MONEY has a list price of $40 and AMAZON price of $28. IT ONLY HAD 10 EPISODES!!!
Jun 24, 2008 by LBV3 | See all 11 posts
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Nov 16, 2008 by Anne Masterson | See all 8 posts
|Watch Season Two!||
Nuriko is right! This is the best show on Tv right now. The acting, writing, narration and set design are all first rate! You can catch up on season two on ABC.com. Don't miss a great thing!!!!
Oct 31, 2008 by Anne Masterson | See all 2 posts
|Amazon's Product Details are incorrect. No Spanish subtitles.||
Yep! I don't know what the Studio did!
The DVD version already includes Spanish subtitles. I had the same problem!
Sep 29, 2008 by Roberto Gomez | See all 2 posts
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