Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pushing Daisies

Brilliant, brilliant! Perfect! The best cast, most gorgeously produced, charming, witty pilot I've seen in ages.

The worry is that they've now set the bar so high it will be impossible to meet expectations week-to-week. Certainly, this pilot cost a helluva lot more than they can spend on regular episodes (and I understand the show was going over pattern so regularly that they actually had to shut down for a bit to stop the bleeding).

I'm a Bryan Fuller fan from way back. He was the one great writer, IMO, to come out of the otherwise lamentable Star Trek Voyager. His Dead Like Me pilot was likewise a thing of beauty -- though not as good as Daisies, which re-airs on ABC tomorrow night. Everybody should make an effort to tune in.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark G. said...

The worry is that they've now set the bar so high it will be impossible to meet expectations week-to-week.

When it was over I felt the exact same way. In fact, it played more like a movie than a series episode.

BTW... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene as the kooky aunts!!

10/5/07, 3:26 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I hope we see them going forward. (Not sure we do.) I thought they potentially opened the door for the show to deal with the aunts' explorations on a recurring basis now that they've ventured back into he world. But, at the same time, that could be seen as the resolution our heroes will provide to guest-characters at the end of a typical episode of the show.

10/5/07, 9:44 PM  
Blogger Mark G. said...

According to IMDb, the aunts will be around for at least a few episodes. I love the summary for the third one:
Chuck holds true to the threat she made in the pilot by baking anti-depressants into her aunts' food--in the form of Ned's pies. Olive delivers one to them and stumbles onto Chuck's secret. Now that she has dirt on Chuck--that her aunts think she's dead--will Olive use it against her to get Ned?

10/5/07, 10:46 PM  
Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

I LOVE this show.

The writing, the acting, the colors(!) -- everything about this show is perfect.

10/22/07, 1:54 PM  

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