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TV Tonight: "Pushing Daisies"

TV Tonight: "Pushing Daisies"

Yes, I know this is my second "Pushing Daisies" post of the day — did you read my interview with Lee Pace yet? — but bear with me. After all, it's not every day that my favorite new show of the season makes its debut.

Besides, I've been waiting since July to find out what you guys make of "Pushing Daisies," ABC's "forensic fairytale" about a pie maker who can bring people back to life with a single touch. I adored the show's first episode; I also realize it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. The show is thoroughly precious — I mean, they're calling the pilot episode a "Pie-lette," for heaven's sake — and I found the whimsy, the saturated landscape and the clever dialogue endearing. Others, though, might call those same things over-the-top and annoying. More than any other show this season, its success or failure could come down to a simple matter of taste.

Even if you're not sure "Pushing Daisies" will be for you, I urge you to check out tonight's first episode. It's gorgeous to look at, if nothing else, and Lee Pace and his co-star Anna Friel just might win your heart. To watch a preview,

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i LOVE this show! i'm confused though - i saw the pilot but is this, the first episode different? i am so looking forward to seeing more of this show
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
KrissyThePirate and texgirl — You better believe I'll be doing an episode rundown of "Pushing Daisies!" Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the pie-lette. :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Oh how i love this show.
amybdk amybdk 9 years
What a great show! I loved it and can't wait to see it again next week!
texgirl texgirl 9 years
i watched this while at the gym last night and absolutely LOVED IT .... i don't watch tv very much bc of my schedule but this one was definitely worth it :) and i'm obsessed with the cast ... kristen has been a favorite of mine for ever! and yes ... buzz ... please have episode run downs! thanks!
KrissyThePirate KrissyThePirate 9 years
I was sort of skeptical of this show when I first heard about it a few months back, but I decided to TiVo it and speed through all the commercials--SO GOOD. Next to The Office, my 2nd favorite show. And Ned--pretty cute in a really different way :) Buzz, are you going to have a episode rundown of this?
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
Loved it! One of my new favorite shows. So excited. I hope everyone else loves it too, I want it to last forever. I wish Kristen Chenoweth had more scenes in this episode but there will be future ones that will feature her cuteness.
cbombnewell cbombnewell 9 years
The show was amazing.I absolutely loved it.I loved the fantasy,the narration,and the beautiful setting.It is going to be right up there with Heroes!
bugness bugness 9 years
The show reminded me of a quirky Dr. Seuss type story :) I loved Dead Like Me, so I'm going to stay loyal... but only if I can watch it recorded, because there were WAAAYYY too many commercial breaks.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
I was skeptical, but I loved this!! My dvr got weird halfway through though, so I missed the second half, which was annoying. But they are re-showing it on Friday night, at least our ABC affiliate here in Portland is, so if you missed it, you might check on that.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Crap, I totally missed this show. Guess I'll have to watch it on tomorrow!
demeter demeter 9 years
This show can not get any better! It's my new favorite thing.
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I liked it... I'm not sure if it won't get old though. We'll have to see. But I liked the fantasy of it. And the sets and costumes are fantastic. I love Jim Dale - see my previous post on the previous Pushing Dasies post of the day, lol. But I am not sure if his narration isn't a little too blatent at times.(More the fault of the writing). I mean - I think we could see that when Ned was clasping his hands behind his back, so was Chuck - it didn't need to be spelled out. But that is my only nitpicky thing. All in all, very promising. I can't wait to see how it progresses.
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I can't WAIT to watch this tonight!!!
awteena awteena 9 years
so excited about this!
alexlove alexlove 9 years
Yay for Canadians seeing it first! I really like the way the show is done, it's really cute. I was a little bored at times, but I will watch next week :) Sorry, if this is a double-post, my last comment didn't post for some reason...
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
I heard a little blurb about it on NPR yesterday on my way home. I loved the main conflict - does he or doesn't he bring his true love back to life? If he does, he can never touch her again. I'll definitely be watching!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
I live in Canada, I saw it last night...pretty good.
hellosunshine hellosunshine 9 years
Im really looking foward to watching this tonight. brittanybe.....its not on during Gossip Girl. Pushing Dasies is at 8 and gossip is at 9.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
brittanybe — Gossip Girl is on at 9, and this is on at 8, so you can do both!
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
But it's on during Gossip Girl, and I don't have tivo!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
The "Pie-lette" looks fantastic. I'm hooked already!
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
I managed to see the pilot and I LOVED it. Everyone should see it!
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
Interesting .. i luved DEAD LIKE ME so I amsure to like this show as well.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I can't wait!!! Thus far the only new show I've loved is Chuck, but I have a feeling I'm going to love this one too.
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