I had heard good things about ABC's Pushing Daises. So, I tuned in this evening. Perhaps it was the overwhelming saturation of subway ads that made me check in as well, but I figured- season 2 is the time for me to jump in.
It was super easy to follow. I mean super easy. Like narrator, director and actors take you by the hand and tell you exactly what's going on.
This show is fun. It feels a little last season X-Files hokey, but it's cute. I highly recommend it if you have a High Def television, because visually it's stunning.
The really exciting thing about this show - it's on at 8pm, and it's something the family could really all enjoy together without having to endure horrible cheesy triteness like, oh I dunno... 3 and a Half Men (WHY AMERICA? WHY?.. step forward and let me know how it's possible that you've watched more than 5 minutes of that show.)
Parents may be concerned that it deals with death (The main characters are detectives. One of them has the ability to bring people back from death for a minute to ask them how they died, but no longer, or else someone else dies.) but it's Disneyish death, so don't shelter your kids. Snuggle with them and watch this cute, quirky show.
If I haven't sold you yet on checking it out: Swoozie Kurtz (Sisters, Reality Bites) and Ellen Greene (Audry from Little Shop of Horrors!!) and Kristin Chenoweth playing a tough adorable blonde (shock!)
Seriously, next Wednesday at 8pm EST you should try Pushing Daises.