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Old October 29 2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Pushing Daisies 2x5: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

This is the grading & discussion thread for this week’s episode of Pushing Daisies, 2x5. Spoilers ahead...


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Ned is startled when a mysterious man appears at the diner claiming to be an old friend and associate of his dad's and asks for his help in finding him. Meanwhile, Emerson investigates a murder at a dim sum restaurant and reunites with Simone, the polygamist's widow and dog obedience trainer who once caught his eye.

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Old October 29 2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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How do we save this show from cancellation?
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Old October 29 2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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How do we save this show from cancellation?
Is it in danger of being cancelled or are you talking about the "I like it so of *course* it'll be cancelled effect"?

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Old October 29 2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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How do we save this show from cancellation?
Is it in danger of being cancelled or are you talking about the "I like it so of *course* it'll be cancelled effect"?

Jan
Yahoo reported this week it was one of 5 shows on the chopping block for cancellation.
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Old October 29 2008, 08:17 PM   #5
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Gotta link to Yahoo?

The fact that ABC turned down Obama's million dollars for a half-hour long ad shows that ABC wants to try to save PD, probably for being a critical darling and its Emmy potential, but it's way on the wrong side of the renew/cancel index.

Another factor in PD's favor is the overall hesitation of networks to cancel series because they have to refund advertisers' money and in this economy, there's no guarantee that money will be coming back to them for whatever the replacement show is.

But PD's demo numbers, not just the total viewers, is what's killing it. 1.9/5, ouch.
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Old October 29 2008, 08:38 PM   #6
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The long hiatus due to the writer's strike couldn't have helped. Darn, I really like that show a lot.

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Old October 29 2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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Obama vs Pushing Daisies tomorrow? It's going to be a blood bath.
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Old October 29 2008, 08:43 PM   #8
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The long hiatus due to the writer's strike couldn't have helped. Darn, I really like that show a lot.

Jan
Not to mention ABC's lack of promotion to let viewers know it's back on.


BTW, I'm looking for the link on Yahoo.
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Old October 29 2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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Re: Pushing Daisies 2x5: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

Gonna say it: I don't want Fuller near any new ST if his shows don't get some kind of numbers. I know his shows are good, but nobody's watching...
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Old October 29 2008, 10:19 PM   #10
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Obama vs Pushing Daisies tomorrow? It's going to be a blood bath.
The Republicans will all watch PD. I wonder how they'll like it?
I don't want Fuller near any new ST if his shows don't get some kind of numbers.
He needs other writers to provide the action-based oomph (which is what I assumed was going on on S1 of Heroes - Fuller provided humor and heart but the show was also a fast-paced thrill ride - and it's still a fast-paced thrill ride but it's lost some of the humor and heart). Fuller's shows are sweet and nice but you gotta have more than that to survive on TV. You gotta sweep up the audience so they forget they even have a channel zapper.
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Old October 30 2008, 03:32 AM   #11
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Everything with Emerson is gold.

Narration in an eight o'clock show using the word "coital." Obama's already ruined the country!

The twins are a little scary.
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Old October 30 2008, 05:12 AM   #12
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Everything with Emerson is gold.

Narration in an eight o'clock show using the word "coital." Obama's already ruined the country!
As in all sci fi/fantasy, they only let a black man become president after the country gets ruined... [tm] credited to some comedian (Chris Rock I think)...

Great to see the gang back together, instead of Olive off at the nunnery. The twins were fun, but I wish they'd hired KYLE XY's Matt Dallas to play a brother of Ned, he and Lee Pace-they look and sound so much alike. Maybe they could shoehorn another sibling into the family tree.
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Old October 30 2008, 01:55 PM   #13
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"Simone had cum and gone...."

I loved Emerson in the 70's disguise.


BTW, I found the Yahoo article.:
http://tv.yahoo.com/falltv/photos/shows-in-trouble/370
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Old October 30 2008, 04:54 PM   #14
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Sigh. Another excellent - and some progress on Ned development, too.

And they introduce the "danger" plot thread that I've been thinking could perk up interest, but I dunno, probably too late at this point.

Emerson had some good lines but my favorite was from Ned: "I'm glad Dad got so fun and creative with naming after I left. "Goodbye, Ned. Hello, Mercutio and Ribald."

Dya think Ned's dad has the same power and the "old army buddy" is after revenge for someone who the dad killed when he revived another person? Being in the military certainly would create situations where you'd be tempted to revive a dead buddy without thinking about the consequences.

Dammit don't cancel the show now!!!
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Old October 30 2008, 05:06 PM   #15
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Sigh. Another excellent - and some progress on Ned development, too.

And they introduce the "danger" plot thread that I've been thinking could perk up interest, but I dunno, probably too late at this point.

Emerson had some good lines but my favorite was from Ned: "I'm glad Dad got so fun and creative with naming after I left. "Goodbye, Ned. Hello, Mercutio and Ribald."

Dya think Ned's dad has the same power and the "old army buddy" is after revenge for someone who the dad killed when he revived another person? Being in the military certainly would create situations where you'd be tempted to revive a dead buddy without thinking about the consequences.

Dammit don't cancel the show now!!!
Excellent point, I never even considered that.


BTW, it was "Tibald" wasn't it?
Aren't they characters from "Romeo & Juilet"?
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