Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pushing Daisies

I have decided that this is my favorite new show. (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style is a close second) The basic premise is that a guy(Ned) can bring people back to life with one touch, that is the good news. The bad news is that they can only stay alive for one minute or someone else has to die in their place. His main job is as a pie maker, but he also works with a detective by going to the morgue, bringing people alive long enough to ask them who killed them and then touching them again which re kills them. He and the detective can then collect reward money for solving the case.

Things get complicated when he brings back a childhood friend. She unfortunately doesn't know who killed her and he doesn't have the heart to touch her again. He explains the situation to her and it is obvious that they really like each other but will never be able to touch because, of course that would be fatal to her. They catch the killer in the end.

One of the best parts of the show is that the narrator is Jim Dale!!! Jim Dale is the guy who did all of the "Harry Potter" books-on-tape and he is fantastic. Kristen Chenowith is a waitress in the pie shop, who has a crush on her boss. She is very entertaining in her petite bundle-of -energy way.

Check this show out on Wednesday nights at 8:oo. It is way better than Kid Nation.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Next week on Barbara's Top TV Picks: A sneak peak at Survivor 52: Jupiter!

Beverly Cwalina said...

Good one, Tim! But, you may have something there. I think you may have a career as a TV/Movie Critic, Barb. You could apply for the job at the Post-Gazette and use your blogs as evidence of your skills!