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Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second 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.]]>
The second season of Pushing Daisies became, unfortunately, its last--abruptly wrapping one of the most beautiful and unusual love stories ever told on TV. Farewell to Ned (Lee Pace), the handsome piemaker who can restore the dead with one touch (and un-restore them with another, or else end another life in exchange). Farewell to Chuck (Anna Friel), his true love, brought back to life by Ned and therefore forever untouchable by him again. Farewell to Olive (Kristin Chenoweth), the pixie who pines for our piemaker, and also to Emerson (Chi McBride), the P.I. who partners with Ned (and Chuck and Olive) to solve murders with inside information from the briefly revived. But what a memorable sendoff this second season is: starting with bees gone wild and a shirtless Ned, paying homage to Pete's Dragon in one lighthouse-centric episode, and ending with some measure of closure that comes in a 13th-episode, "we know we're canceled" rush. Like that finale, the season is not always as fully realized as its rich fairytale world, yet it still achieves genuine joy and longing. In many ways, it is a season of separation, with Olive off to a nunnery and Chuck out of Ned's apartment (for a little while, at least). Olive and Ned get to explore their potential romance, while Chuck gets some unexpected family time. This set contains several featurettes, most notably a celebration of the show's music (a character all its own) and series creator Bryan Fuller, who also brought us Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and some of Heroes' best episodes. ("I never know what he's going to do, and I love that," says Chenoweth.) There's also a piece on what it takes to create the colorful corpses Ned brings to life as well as the technical challenge of creating a computer-generated rhino, but the real magic of this show comes from the heart. --Stephanie Reid-SimonsSee all Editorial Reviews
This is my favorite TV show of all time. The second season is the best. The cast is sparkling with wit and charm; the stories are fun and creative, and Jim Dooley is a brilliant... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Elsa Rebentisch
Great series inspired by Amelie. Quite wonderful. A shame it went no further.Published 4 days ago by B. Safdie
I absolutely LOVE this show!!!! It's so different and so refreshing! I so wish amazon or netflix would recreate this enchanting show.Published 26 days ago by Victoria H. Langston
A show too beautiful and delicate for this world. Hopefully there is a universe where it wasn't cancelled and someday I can find my way through to there.Published 1 month ago by J. Young
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|Why aren't the three unaired episodes in this Set?||
They are included on there. The last episode shown on TV was "The Norwegians." The DVD set includes "Window Dressed to Kill," "Water & Power," "Kerplunk" which were never aired.
Apr 4, 2009 by Abbey D. Lile-taylor | See all 4 posts
abc was airing the last episodes recently but only saturday nights, I believe I caught the last episode. The aunts got an offer to do aquatic shows in France or something. Chuck tells Ned that she is considering following them. Because of the fear of losing her anyways, Ned tells Chuck that... Read More
Jul 9, 2009 by Moviemusiclover | See all 2 posts
|picture quality and the price||
The disc are dual-layered blu-rays with stellar VC1 transfers. It looks just as beautiful as season one, trust me.
Jan 7, 2010 by Travis T. Black | See all 2 posts
|What I wonder is||
Most imaginative and wonder-filled show in decades.... I simply don't understand how it could have not done better. A show this good goes down the tubes, and the lousy "reality" shows get spin-offs.... it makes no sense at all.
Jun 11, 2009 by Kili | See all 3 posts
|I would love to see more seasons of this amazing show!||
I would love to see more too -- unfortunately, it doesn't look promising. They wrapped the season after shooting #13. We can only hope for a miracle...
Nov 29, 2008 by Sandra Fitzgerald | See all 9 posts
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