Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So D and I tried out Pushing Daisies, the new show about a guy who can bring back people from the dead (usually temporarily) and solve mysteries with their assistance. I liked it. D thought it was "fun and weird," and was surprised it got funding because it was a tad inaccessible. I hope it lasts!

In other news, Dave Eggers is coming out with a new book in 2008. It's an adult version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. I'm looking forward to reading it.

And...Sophie Kinsella is coming out with another book in 2008 as well! Not in the Shopaholic series, but I'm happy about it anyway.

9 comments:

Ms.L said...

I saw that too,I really liked it and like you was surprised it was even on! It was pretty whimsical..I love that!

Bearette24 said...

That's cool that it's playing in Canada too. I like how he specially equipped the car near the end ;) I hope they stay together.

His suzy said...

Ooo an adult version of Where the Wild Things Are!! That sounds fun!

Perplexio said...

I love Pushing Daisies! It's such a delightfully quirky show. The only thing I find a little off-putting about it is the voice-over narrator... he sounds like the guy from the Walgreen's commercials. So when I was watching the pilot episode even as much as I was enjoying it, it just felt like a reeeeally long Walgreen's commercial. It's a minor quibble and I've gotten over it since then.

Bearette24 said...

Yes, I don't like the voiceover either...but I didn't make the Walgreens connection. It reminded me of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, somehow. I got over it, too (for the most part). I liked the quirkiness also.

Amy said...

I loved Pushing Daisies -- the characters were great and I adored its colorfulness (literally -- it looks great).

Caro said...

Hey, I watched the same episode as you. I liked the Dandelion outfit.

blackcrag said...

I love Pushing Daisies. It is whimsical, well written, and clever, as well as cute.

And I love the narration! There could be a little less narration, perhaps, but I think the narration is neccessary for the character exposition. It (including the narrator) is a nice ensemble piece.

Unfortunately, this probably means it will get cut, as the last great well written, clever ensemble piece with great acting I saw (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) barely made it through one season.

Bearette24 said...

BC - I hope it lasts too. Let's keep our fingers crossed :) Kristin Chenoweth is such a fun character.