“Bringing things to life with just one touch.” That is one of the main lines to describe the new ABC show, premiering October 3rd, Pushing Daisies. The title just slightly implies the meaning of the show and at the same time adds a touch of beauty to show the love story that hides behind the “living and dead” concept.
The Romance between the living and the dead is unbearably brilliant and anticipating. The previews alone leave you wanting more and some of the actors describe the show, in the video at abc.com, as being more film-like in nature. Chi McBride, Lee Pace and Anna Friel are the main characters. Chi McBride plays the a private eye, Emerson Cod, who discovers, Lee Pace’s character, Ned’s talent to bring the dead back to life with just a touch. Unfortunately if Ned touches the same life a second time they are sent back to the land of the dead once again and will never be able to come back to life. Ned has discovered this to be a lucrative business and has used it to collect rewards as he finds the killers of the murdered victims. Anna Friel plays Charlotte Charles, Ned’s first kiss and love who has been murdered. Upon hearing this, Ned tracks her down, brings her back to life, but refuses to let her die again. Charlotte not only wants to stay alive, but has joined their team in investigating murders.
Chi McBride has been in movies such as I, Robot, The Terminal and Paid in Full. Boston public was one of his great roles where he played the Principal, Steven Harper. He is tough, yet presents a lovable and logical character in most of his roles. What he will bring to this show makes one very anxious for it’s premiere on October 3rd.
Anna Friel, having most of her success in the UK, has had roles in An Everlasting Piece, The War Bride and Me Without You. She has had numerous roles in various films and on television. Her television career won her best actress in the UK.
Lee Pace, having done stage in NY and co-starring in Wonderfalls, returns to TV with a role that was made just for him by Brian Young. He has been in movies such as Infamous and The Good Shepherd.
Barry Sonnenfeld, Executive Producer, has brought a world into this show that is colorful, magical and will make you feel young again. Brian Fuller, the creator, has hit home with a show that everyone can watch and enjoy and one that is relatable to anyone and everyone. If you’ve ever loved, this show is for you. If you’ve ever lost, this show is for you. If you love fairy tales, this show is for you. If you love comedy, this show is for you. The breadth of viewers this show could and should gain is extremely vast. It is not the typical show you see on TV today and should be much anticipated by viewers of every kind.
A kid-friendly show, Pushing Daisies does not incorporate violence, drugs and sex to gain appeal. It is more love, mystery and drama, with a touch of great comedy that will hopefully shoot this show to the top within the first week. It is a great midweek show that is highly recommended. For more information and lots of previews, visit abc.com