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Old June 20 2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Pushing Dasies

Pushing Dasies was more my thing.
Vivid colours/colors, dialog, and amazing ideas.
Great music, it was a detective show, but; it was so much more than that, it was a Sci-fi Fantasy show.

Ned the Pie Maker, he can touch dead things and bring them back to life; One touch life, another touch; Dead, again, forever. If Ned brings anything back to life for more than a minute then, something else has to die, within a certain radius, of course.

There are secrets and love triangles and a whole bunch of wacky characters.

There was only two seasons and this show was created by the same man who directed the Men in Black Saga. - This show does see a conclusion at the end of Season 2 where, everything gets wrapped up. I guess the creator of this wanting to go back to making movies, coincidently - Check out Men in Black III (2012) - Once again Will Smith returns as Agent J.
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Old June 20 2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Oh please. It didn't have anything to do with the creator giving up on the show. The show, very sadly, didn't have the ratings to justify continuing it. That fucking Writer's Strike was what really did it in.

I really do hate how television works, especially in the United States. The best shows get cancelled well before their time, and all because the stupid fucks who have Neilsen boxes have a hardon for reality shows and douchebags like Leno.

Ranting aside, this was and still is one of my all-time favorite shows. I was very sad to see it go, but overjoyed to get what we got.
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Old June 20 2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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Yeah, also, I'm thinking... Saga was perhaps the wrong word, I guess I should have written;
'The Men in Black Trilogy.'

I have both Seasons 1 & 2 DVD Boxsets.
and 'hey!' 'Don't blame the writers.'
They only write the darn thing, it's not like they do anything important; like 'she'ya.' But you should be aware that, all because your union might want an Oscar or more money or 'what-not' - Doesn't mean that those who didn't write Pushing Dasies wanted to strike... It was just bad timing, that's all. - But... The show turned out great, despite head aches like that in production and shizz.
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Old June 20 2011, 01:48 PM   #4
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The creator gave up on the show and that's why he has been trying to get his 12 issue comic book season 3 series to get published. Yep, really gave up.
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Old June 20 2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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Errr, the OP never hinted that the creators gave up on the show. I took his comment about them wanting to get back into movies as a more of a trivial aside, rather than a commentary on the reason for the show's cancellation.
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Old June 20 2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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Very unique series, but not the kind that survives on network TV. The one thing that might have helped would be to add a bit of bite to the sweetness. There's such a thing as being too sweet.

I really do hate how television works, especially in the United States. The best shows get cancelled well before their time, and all because the stupid fucks who have Neilsen boxes have a hardon for reality shows and douchebags like Leno.
There's never been any evidence that the Neilsens don't accurately reflect what people watch. Shows like Pushing Daisies appeal to a niche market, and that's not usually enough to survive on ad revenues alone. Need cable subscriptions in the mix.
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Old June 20 2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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I loved Pushing Daisies. I thought it was witty, charming and fun, with its dark humor and brightly colored sets. I don't why it wasn't a hit with audiences; the ratings were fairly dismal. However, hubby and I adored it. My favorite was Emerson Cod; he had the best lines and the most likable character.
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Old June 21 2011, 02:15 AM   #8
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There was only two seasons and this show was created by the same man who directed the Men in Black Saga. - This show does see a conclusion at the end of Season 2 where, everything gets wrapped up. I guess the creator of this wanting to go back to making movies, coincidently - Check out Men in Black III (2012) - Once again Will Smith returns as Agent J.
No. He didn't.

Bryan Fuller created Pushing Daises.

You're thinking of Barry Sonnefeld. He produced the show. Which doesn't always mean much.

Bryan was the writer and the showrunner. He's never made any movies.
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Old June 21 2011, 10:33 AM   #9
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Bryan Fuller created Pushing Daises.
Dead Like Me, Wondefalls, and Pushing Daisies are enough to earn a man quite a bit of credibility in my mind.
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Old June 21 2011, 11:26 AM   #10
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Of course.

It's just the majority of the human race which falls into a state of disapproval for not living up to these standards.
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Old June 21 2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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Bryan Fuller created Pushing Daises.
Dead Like Me, Wondefalls, and Pushing Daisies are enough to earn a man quite a bit of credibility in my mind.
Absolutely. He's a fantastic person to be making TV. Even if these things don't last long, I'm really glad to see them. (Of course, as they don't last long, he gets less and less of a chance.
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Old June 22 2011, 04:59 AM   #12
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Absolutely. He's a fantastic person to be making TV. Even if these things don't last long, I'm really glad to see them. (Of course, as they don't last long, he gets less and less of a chance.
The thing is - and this goes not only for Fuller, but frankly Joss Whedon and other "hard done by" TV creators who seem to have trouble creating shows that last more than a few episodes on network TV these days, despite much fan love - is they need to stop looking at a "big picture" and focus instead on mini-series, and short-run shows. Pushing Daisies never had a chance at more than a couple seasons - there's no way the concept could sustain itself. Arguably it only had a single season in it, but it got a pass because of the writer's strike. Wonderfalls? Again, even though they had a several-year game plan, they had to know they stood little chance of getting past the first 13 (never mind the first 4). To their credit, they paced and plotted WF in such a way that when it ended, the story it told as more or less a whole. Fuller's Dead Like Me was rather cool because every episode felt as if it was the final episode - the series could have ended at any time. So when it did suddenly end, it felt complete (which is probably why a lot of folks felt the reunion movie was unnecessary and I tend to agree).

Once a show gets past a certain point, then it's OK to get a bigger picture view - Fringe, for example, you'll notice tended to be mostly monster-of-the-week until it got past the first season hurdle. Terminator SCC likewise, though its big-picture plan backfired by a fascinating digression of a storyline (involving Sarah and the 3 dots) that should have been saved for season 3 or later.

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Old June 22 2011, 05:28 AM   #13
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Absolutely. He's a fantastic person to be making TV. Even if these things don't last long, I'm really glad to see them. (Of course, as they don't last long, he gets less and less of a chance.
The thing is - and this goes not only for Fuller, but frankly Joss Whedon and other "hard done by" TV creators who seem to have trouble creating shows that last more than a few episodes on network TV these days, despite much fan love - is they need to stop looking at a "big picture" and focus instead on mini-series, and short-run shows.
Until how the business of American TV changes how it works, that isn't up to them. American TV wants shows that stay on for years and years.
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Old June 22 2011, 05:51 AM   #14
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I loved Pushing Daisies. I thought it was witty, charming and fun, with its dark humor and brightly colored sets. I don't why it wasn't a hit with audiences; the ratings were fairly dismal. However, hubby and I adored it. My favorite was Emerson Cod; he had the best lines and the most likable character.
Thank you (for the Emerson Cod moments).
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Old June 22 2011, 07:56 PM   #15
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What's Fuller up to now, anyway? I know he had a couple of pilots that fell through.
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