quinnavyre: (geeky)
I thought I'd do a review-type-thing of one of my favourite TV shows, partly so I can show off my new wallpaper! =D Yes, another new wallpaper... *rolls eyes*

Pushing Daisies is a humorous crime investigation show with a romantic subplot. Except it has one major difference – the main character (Ned) can bring people back from the dead. He uses his ability to talk to murder victims – but he only has one minute, or someone else will die. It's a great concept! And it also means that one of the main characters is an "alive again" dog! (Ned hates to use the term "zombie" – 'It's disrespectful. Stumbling around squawking for brains? It's not how they do. And "undead"? Nobody wants to be "un"-anything. Why begin a statement with a negative? It's like saying "I don't disagree." Just say you agree.')

Pushing Daisies has some great humour, especially from Emerson (a PI) and Olive (the waitress at Ned's shop, The Pie Hole). Ned's a pie-maker, when he's not helping Emerson solve crimes. And for interest's sake, Olive is being played by Kristin Chenoweth, who used to play the role of Glinda in Wicked. She's a brilliant singer! She sings in Pushing Daisies:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Npq9EXTo6g

The visual style, wonderful music, and brilliant narration of Pushing Daisies have been compared to a number of my favourite tv shows and movies, especially Amélie, Big Fish, and Arrested Development. The romance element is a little overdone at times, but it's cute. =) Pushing Daisies is starting in Australia sometime this month, and the second season will be starting in the US in September. I can't wait! *dances*

Oh, and Ned's "alive again" dog, Digby, is one of my favourite characters. =D He's the star of my new wallpaper:
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Well, I got tagged by Jess with the fictional characters meme, so here goes... =D

List ten fictional characters you would absolutely have a date with (in no particular order) and tag five people to do the same.
(And yes, I am also not saying sex ... except just then. =P)

1. Solen – Legendsong Trilogy
2. Booth – Bones
3. Darragh – Sevenwaters Trilogy
4. Fian – Obernewtyn
5. George – Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books
6. Edward Cullen – Twilight series
7. Harrison
Alyzon Whitestarr
8. Ned – Pushing Daisies
9. Westley – The Princess Bride
10. Eric Gotts
Wonderfalls

I was trying to pick my favourites who hadn't been picked yet and most of them hadn't, so that was good! =D I just noticed though that practically all of them are the male lead... Oh well. =P And it was hard picking just one from the Sevenwaters Trilogy, but I didn't want to seem greedy! =P

I tag anyone who hasn't done it yet as well... *looks shifty*

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