Series Sunday: Pushing Daisies

I have decided to do something a little different that would be fun to do– create a Sunday series! Every other Sunday (hopefully) I will write about a show that I love or loved, but still love! For the first post I decided to do a show that ended too soon: Pushing Daisies.

Pushing Daisies was created by Bryan Fuller starring Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, and Kristin Chenoweth to name a few. The series aired on ABC in 2007 and many people fell in love with it quickly, which was not surprising. Pushing Daisies was about a little boy named Ned (Lee Pace) who discovered that he could bring the dead back to life after touching his mother who died suddenly in front of his eyes. As amazing as that sounds, there were two downfalls to the gift, which he learned quickly after bringing his mother back to life. First, he could only bring the dead back to life for a minute before someone else nearby had to die. Second, if he ever touched someone he brought back to life again, they would die once more never to be resuscitated. His next-door-neighbor, and his childhood crush, Charlotte “Chuck” Charles’s (Anna Friel) life is turned upside down because of his cursed gift. Since Ned’s mother was alive longer than 60 seconds after bringing her back to life, Chuck’s father dies in place of Ned’s mother. Chuck is then sent to live with her two Aunts and Ned’s father sends him away to boarding school, never coming back for him.

Nineteen years, thirty-four weeks, one day, and fifty-nine minutes later, Ned owns The Pie Hole, a bakery that serves, you guessed it, delicious pies. He has not seen Chuck since their first and last kiss almost two decades ago. No one knows about Ned’s gift until Emerson Cod (Chi McBride), a private investigator, figures out his secret. The two decide to team up to solve crimes around the city, Ned and Emerson travel to morgues where Ned will touch the recently deceased to find out how they were killed, but everything changes when Emerson takes him to see Chuck, who was recently murdered while on a cruise. You’ll have to watch the show to learn more because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone!

Ned & Chuck. HOW CUTE ARE THEY?!

Ned & Chuck. HOW CUTE ARE THEY?!

Pushing Daisies was one of my favorite television shows ever and to this day, almost five years after its cancellation, I still miss it dearly. The show had the right amount of quirkiness, wit, and drama, which captured your heart. It took you to a visually stunning world that you so desperately wanted to be a part of, and the quirky and witty narration in the show made it that much more enthralling and really got you to love the characters. The witty quirkiness of the show somewhat reminds me of Dr. Seuss, and who doesn’t love all things Dr. Seuss?

I hate that this show was cancelled because this was a very unique show and I have yet to come across a show as different and interesting as this one. Not only was this series written beautifully, it was also something that a whole family could watch together without having to endure awkward sexual moments, which is one reason I hate watching any television with my parents.

I desperately hold on hope that some television network decides to pick this show back up and finish it so I can find out what happens. I just need some closure, people! I believe this series is available to watch for free on Amazon Prime and I hope you check it out. If you love dramadies (dark comedies) with whimsical narration, you will not be disappointed!

Do you have a favorite television series that ended too soon?

I’m going to go cry now.



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