Sunday, 28 October 2007

Pushing Daisies

Another download off the internet: this American TV show about a guy who can bring people back to life, but if he touches them again, he kills them. I normally avoid American TV shows like the plague (except Medium and Curb) but thought this one had a Medium style feel about it.
The sets were really cool on this programme, it looked like a cross between a Dr. Seuss/ Tim Burton film and was shot beautifully. No expense was spared. The characters were good fun, and I was surprised to see Anna Friel turn up in it. I normally can't be doing with her, but she looked stunning in this and her American accent wasn't half bad (her teeth were a bit too white for my liking though). The main guy in it was a bit like a young George Clooney (if you like that sort of thing) and he had a comedy black sidekick (how unusual!)
The storyline was cute and a bit different, with the main dude (the pie man) saving his childhood friend Anna Friel from death, but as a result he can't kiss or hug her ever or he will kill her again. It's quite an unusual twist. Some of the dialogue was a bit clunky, but on the whole, it's worth a look, as it's bound to come on TV over here eventually.
The weirdest part of the whole shebang was the story seemed to be narrated by that E4/ Little Britain voiceover guy. I swear he's everywhere at the moment. I half expect him to pop up and narrate my journey to work.


Shep said...

Amusingly enough, the budget has been cut heavily for the rest of the series. Haven't bothered watching it (I can't handle the voiceover's twee-ness) but they're reporting it that it makes those 80s Doctor Who shows look lavish...

lightupvirginmary said...

hahaha I'll look forward to seeing that!
Twee is normally good. Except Belle and Sebastian.