Thursday, October 4, 2007

ABC's "Pushing Daisies" Successful at Selling Claritin-D®

I liked last night's Pushing Daisies premiere far more than the previous night's premiere of Cavemen. It's the correct kind of absurd, if you're comparing the monetizing of resurrection powers intertwined with a no-touch love story versus Neanderthals livin' large. There's a fantastic, contrasting juxtaposition of gothic-ish characters (Ned, the aunts of Chuck, etc.) and a colorful hyper-reality as the setting. It's like Big Fish but not really.

Additionally, it was refreshing that - other than the series-long romantic tension caused between Ned and Charlotte "Chuck" Charles and their no-touch predicament - Pushing Daisies seems to be a purely episodic show. We don't have to see how the season unfolds with a big serial arc - a mysterious neighbor doesn't move in and there isn't twenty-four hours to save the world. I guess we'll have to see if the episodic format I perceived rings true or otherwise.

Anyhow, it's a quirky show, I dig it (pun intended?), and I plan to catch the show whenever I can. And yes, it kind of-sort of reminds me of an allergy pill commercial, but it works.

According to Wikipedia, this depiction of the Grim Reaper is in the Public Domain.

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