Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Look at the TV: Pushing Daisies

Kat and I can't wait until the new season of Pushing Daisies begins. We were lucky enough to see the pilot and cast panel at San Diego Comic-Con last year and have been fans ever since.

To get warmed up, we got the DVD set of Season 1. The episodes are charming, and we saw one and a half episodes we had missed the first time around. I'd strongly urge all the show's fans to buy the set; it is well worth the money.

My only complaint is that the extras, on the third disk, were not very generous. There was a bit of commentary--usually with Bryan Fuller (the show's creator) and Lee Pace (aka Ned the Pie Maker)-- and some illustration of how the show's team conceives the color palette, the different elements, and how various performers tackled tricky material. It's nice but I would have liked full commentary tracks, more from various actors, and so on.

Still, that's a pretty minor quibble. We're eager to see how Ned and Chuck resolve the cliffhanger/big reveal in the last episode, as well as what will move the story forward this season.

2 comments:

Sean said...

I love Pushing Daisies. I am so excited for the new season, especially in HD! It is beautiful to look at, the characters are really terrific and it keeps me smiling every week. If you have never seen if, go check out http://abc.go.com/primetime/pushingdaisies/index?pn=index. It is a show that I hope sticks around for a while.

Drew said...

Thanks for the comment, Sean! It's a great show and I'm looking forward to its return... tomorrow!