'Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season'
(Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2009 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: The most dazzling flower blooming in the TV-on-DVD landscape this summer promises to be 'Pushing Daisies,' whose second season is out now on DVD! This Emmy® Award-winning series follows the unusual story of Ned, a young pie maker who’s able to revive the dead!
DVD Verdict: Like many others who I have spoken to over the past couple of years agree, 'Pushing Daisies' was a magical show that only comes around on TV once in a blue moon. I still have withdrawals for not having seen any new episodes since the show got cancelled. And everytime I think of the show, I feel utter bitterness towards ABC for cancelling it so prematurely. It is a show that does not have mass-appeal, but given time and proper advertisement, I believe anyone would grow quite fond of it.
I had watched the 'Pushing Daisies - Season 1' DVD set and watched the extras. I forgot who it was that was speaking about the show, but something he said really clicked. I knew I loved the show and not quite sure. And I knew some folks watched a few episodes and it did not appeal to them. In the 'Pushing Daisies - Season 1' extras, the show was described as a modern-day fairytale. That appealed to me subconsciously because in today's world problems and constant crisis, we all need a fairytale to escape into.
Season one was awesome. And Season two was even better! Everything about it from the story line, to the set, to the character relationships is enthralling. It is funny, quirky, and captivating. The dialog is fun and entertaining and the story line is never boring! The set is full of color and life and the wardrobes are fantastic. The actors are great and creative and really portray their characters in a way that no one else could. This tv show is a great one, and if you haven't seen it I highly recommend that you do!
I believe those folks who did not instantly take a liking/loving to 'Pushing Daisies' did not expect to see a modern-day fairytale, so was rather putoff by Ned's gifts of or the strange physics of the 'Pushing Daisies' universe. But if ABC had properly marketed the show as a type of modern-day fairytale where all beliefs should be temporarily suspended, I think the ratings would have been much higher and the show's cancellation would not have happened so prematurely. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with hthe Special Features of:
'The Master Pie Maker' - Hop into creator Bryan Fuller’s mind to discover the inner secrets of Pushing Daisies!
'From Oven to Table' - Follow the production challenges of taking one of Bryan Fuller’s script ideas, involving a lighthouse and an egg, and crafting it into reality.
'Secret Sweet Ingredients' - Learn how composer Jim Dooley’s music shapes a scene in ways most viewers aren’t even aware of.
'Add a Little Magic' - Watch the visual effects team bring a 2-ton rhino to life and learn about the challenges of executing a scene to rival Jumanji!