Friday, November 23, 2007

"Push-up" Daisies

From this point on, it's mostly moot pending a resolution of the writers' strike, but the only new show to make my list of shows I try to watch or make an effort to download later is "Pushing Daisies". "Chuck" tried, but despite my admiration for Zach Levy's work, I stopped watching after four episodes - did it get better?

"Pushing Daisies" has a whimsical quirkiness that I've not grown tired of, although I can see how someone might stop appreciating it. The stories in each episode are fresh, the character arcs across the season have managed to avoid predictable expectations, and the boobs are in your face.

Yes, the boobs are in your face.

The show is almost as bad as soft porn, in a good way. Hence the title of this post, which is how the wife and I refer to the show. I haven't seen so much cleavage on network TV since... - hmmm. "Married with Children"?

The last episode, guest-starring the son of 101 Squadron pilot Milton Rubenfeld, to us appeared to slyly nod (or should that be jiggle?) at its own approach to decolletage, particularly with Olive (good sport Kristen Chenoweth, pictured above). At one point, her zipper was so low and her actions so vigorous she looked like she was making lemonade at Hot Dog on a Stick.

Another feature of the show is the singing. The aforementioned Ms. Chenoweth and Ellen Green (Audrey in the musical "Little Shop of Horrors") are occasionally let loose with their veteran pipes, the ones above their clavicles.

By the way, Anna Friel (who plays Chuck in "Pushing Daisies", not in "Chuck") is one of three British leads on prime time American TV season to put on a mock American accent for a role. Can you name the other two? (One is really easy.)


Blogger Naila J. said...

Well, obviously Hugh Laurie in House...
My guess is that the other is in a show I don't watch, or Heroes. Because everything is possible with Heroes.

Chuck did get better, depending on your point of view, when things between Sarah and Chuck got, shall we say, complicated? It's definitely going to be an interesting episode next week!

And I've stopped following Pushing Daisies. I'll watch it if I'm home and the TV is on and there's nothing else to watch, but I don't particularly care if I miss it.

November 23, 2007 6:11 PM  
Blogger annabel said...

I like Push-up Daisies (as you humorously call it), but I don't watch it every week. My favorite new show is Chuck. Yes, I think it keeps getting better.

November 24, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Max said...

The other show would be Life. And yeah, boobs galore.

November 29, 2007 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie Bamber in Battlestar Galactica.

February 17, 2009 10:20 AM  

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