The definition of pushing daisies is, according to the Urban Dictionary, means 'to be dead and buried'. & it fits the show to a T.
Basically, Ned can revive the dead with a touch, & he can also kill that same person forever with a second touch. However, if he allows the revived to stay alive for more than 60 seconds, soemone else dies in that person's place. He started a pie business & became a pie-maker (at a place called The Pie Hole, WAHAHAHAHAHA, how obscene), & became a bit of a recluse because of his gift.
His unique (& frankly, quite creepy) gift allows him to befriend a money-hungry private investigator, who recruits Ned to help solve whodunnits. Of course, they cheat. Ned revives the victims in the city morgue, asks them about their deaths & killers, & then Ned lets them rest in peace forever with a second touch, all within a minute.
But when Ned's childhood sweetheart - Chuck - died, Ned couldn't resist letting her live (& someone else died in her place). & now, of course, Ned can't touch her at all, or she will be dead forever.
That's the gist of it. & oh, the show is just so sweet.
Ned is this CUTE guy, who has the most innocent smile, & the sweetest intentions. He's a hopeless romantic, who's caught in a tragic situation of having his sweetheart, but never being able to touch her.
Awww! Ain't that sweet?Chuck looks like the younger version of Kate Beckingsale, & she has the prettiest dresses. She's also the woman who was never meant to live, & has to hide from the outside world, including her eccentric aunts whom she loves.
Olive is the employee who is in love with Ned, & she knows that Ned doesn't feel the same for her. She's the one trying to come between Ned & Chuck, yet you can't help but feel for her. Her heart's in the right place, but she can't find her own happiness.
Emerson is well, he's rotund, frank, & quite sarcastic. Which I like coz' it's funny. He doesn't ever hide the fact that he's using Ned to make money. & he has the quickest comebacks. Never thought I'd like him in this role though since he was the much hated Vogler in the first season of House M.D.
& young Ned (who appears in introductions/flashbacks), is super adorable with the rosiest cheeks.
There's also a handsome golden retriever who's quite the actor. ;)
& the set is gorgeous. The colours are bright, & the set looks like it comes straight out of a fantasy. Or a fairy-tale, which was what the producers were trying to achieve. However, sometimes, the effects are just so fake, they're distracting. You can tell when something is blue-screened. & it happens, VERY often. But I guess it could be for comedy effect.
The show is also sorta morbid. The dead people that we see in every episode die in various ways, & when Ned revives them for that one precious minute...well, let's just say they're not a pretty sight.
& the dialogue. Did they steal House's writers? I LOVE their dialogue. Witty, quirky & really, quite a comedy.
I love! I think I've found my next favourite show, after House M.D. of course (which will always be my number one) & Heroes. :)
Look at the gorgeous colours of the promos! So fantasy-like, & happy.
(Vidz, I know you did blog about it first but I am just so addicted to this show now that I can't help recommending it to others too.)
I like days like today.
Having a simple lunch, strolling around holding hands, & then going home & watching tv together, just being very comfortable. Heh.
& your face was so silly-cute, I laughed till I cried. & you do make me laugh so much, you know? :) I love you.