Monday, January 10, 2011

fairy tale things: Pushing Daisies!


One of my favorite shows of all time is Pushing Daisies. It was a brief show, it only ran two seasons before it got canceled. It's one of my favorite shows of all time because it contains some of my favorite aspects:

  • fairy tale: The show revolves around a man named Ned, called the Pie-maker, who has the power to revive the dead with a touch, but if he touches them again, they return to being dead. He revives his childhood sweetheart Charlotte, called Chuck, and they continue their romance without touching. They also solve crimes. The combination of sweetness and creepness is my favorite thing about fairy tales, which this show has in spades: sweetness and murder and death.
  • fashion: the fashion of this show is INSANE. It is so so so good. Chuck has beautiful clothing in every episode. If I could have any wardrobe in the world, it would be Chuck's. Additionally, the set design of the show is beautiful.

  • the writing: The writing is sweet and fast. I love their quick dialogue. They also embrace wordplay: Charlotte's full name is Chuck Charles, their partner is named Emerson Cod, the shop Ned works at is called the Piehole. The narration is also wonderful, like a fairy tale.
  • the food! The show is about pies. Enough said.
  • the romance: I love love love the actor who plays Ned- his name is Lee Pace and he's truly one of my favorite actors. I also think he's super gorgeous! The romance is so cute and sweet.


  1. i loved that show too! it was so cute and i loved all the costumes in it too! i was sad it got canceled!


  2. @cb, so so so cute! and i was so sad, but i'm glad at least we have two wonderful seasons!

  3. I just happen to be watching this right now! Been one of my favorite shows for years.. so cute!

  4. i'm loving that it's on netflix streaming!