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Pushing Daisies 

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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

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Bryan Fuller
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2   1  
2009   2008   2007  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lee Pace ...  Ned 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Anna Friel ...  Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Chi McBride ...  Emerson Cod 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Jim Dale ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Ellen Greene ...  Vivian Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Swoosie Kurtz ...  Lily Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Kristin Chenoweth ...  Olive Snook 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Field Cate ...  Young Ned 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Sy Richardson ...  Coroner 12 episodes, 2007-2009
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Storyline

Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to bring the dead to life merely by touching them. However, the person may remain alive only for one minute, or else someone else dies for them. A second touch will render the person dead again, unable to be revived. Through his connections with PI Emerson Cod, Ned revives his childhood sweetheart, Chuck. The trio, aided occasionally by Olive Snook, helps solve the mysteries of various murders, whose murderer is often surprising. Written by Mandy

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A touch of romance. A touch of mystery. A touch of magic. (Season 2) See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atingerea vietii See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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After ABC canceled the show at the end of 2008, the last three episodes of the 2nd season remained unaired until German TV-channel Pro7 aired them in March 2009. This means, the last three episodes of the show had their world premiere on German television and were not aired in the US until May 30th through June 13th 2009. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the way Ned's gift works contradicts itself. Most notably, his entire business is based around touching dead fruit to make it ripe again for use in his pies. When he touches the fruit, it is restored to its pristine physical shape. However when he touches a sentient creature that has died, the broken/harmed/rotted body remains that way. See more »

Quotes

Emerson Cod: What got thee to a nunnery?
Olive Snook: Oh, Emerson. You really want to know?
Emerson Cod: Not especially. That was just my attempt at polite wee talk. Moment's passed, so let's talk compensation.
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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »

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A pleasure that ended too soon.
15 August 2009 | by Blues826See all my reviews

Pushing Daisies is just a lovely fairy tale, with shades of "Amelie"'s aesthetic and romance. It's got a beautiful palette, its shots well thought out and detailed, its names and dialogue whimsical and too cutesy to be real, its imagination great, and its romance deep.

Watch the blue in the sky pop out at you, as blue can't be found in the rest of the sets or shots (with few exceptions).

Watch a weirdly natural and totally satisfying song break out of a scene.

Its score is gorgeous, its cast is supremely likable, there's great music, and the two leading romantic stars can't touch each other or she'll die. How much more sexual tension do you need? (Actually, I had wished they found a way around this one, but c'est la vie).

It is simply a show that it is a pleasure to spend an hour with, and I recommend it highly. There hasn't been other television quite like it, and I would like to see more. It got me through a flu one crappy week, as it makes for good company.

Bring it back!


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