Friday, October 12, 2007

Pushy

Even though I enjoyed watching Pushing Daisies, I think there's such a disconnect between Pushing Daisies - the modest, not-altogether-successful show that I watched - and Pushing Daisies - the amazing TV experience critics are talking about - that I find myself actively looking for flaws. Still, I have to say that whimsy becomes a lot less whimsical when it is deployed so elaborately and so deliberately.

4 comments:

Brennan said...

It's certainly not perfect, and their whimsy seems a bit forced. I give them an A for effort though, because network television is typically so dismal that even an attempt at the unusual makes me smile.

Jon Hastings said...

I don't know. I mean, I certainly think there are lots of bad shows on network TV, but Daisies' main distinction seems to be that unlike most network shows it has a funky visual style and no pretense of realism/naturalism.

But I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Moonlighting took about a season to hit its stride, after all.

Brennan said...

I have to say, it's the only network show that's got me tuning back in after about three weeks. I've already given up on all the rest.

Cram said...

I watched the first episode and have no desire to see it again. I mean, one hour is about all I ever need to see. It's just too much. To deliberate, to contrived, too silly. I can see how it might be entertaining for people with little imagination of their own though.