Pushing Daisies: Season 1 (2007)

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Pushing Daisies

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A gloriously strange fairy tale, Pushing Daisies' oddball charms are brought to life with warmth and whimsy in large part thanks to the chemistry of its charismatic leads.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 148

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 5, 2007
2
Air date: Oct 10, 2007
3
Air date: Oct 17, 2007
4
Air date: Oct 24, 2007
5
Air date: Oct 31, 2007
6
Air date: Nov 14, 2007
7
Air date: Nov 21, 2007
8
Air date: Nov 28, 2007
9
Air date: Dec 12, 2007

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This forensic fairytale follows Ned, a young man with a very special gift. As a boy, Ned found that he could return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch.

Cast

Lee Pace
as Ned
Anna Friel
as Chuck
Chi McBride
as Emerson
Ellen Greene
as Vivian
Field Cate
as Young Ned
Paul Reubens
as Oscar Vibenius
Sammi Hanratty
as Young Chuck
Johnny Cocktails
as Funeral Director
Victor Z. Isaac
as Delivery boy
Dash Mihok
as Conrad/Lewis/Lefty
Molly Shannon
as Dilly Balsam
Leyna Nguyen
as Newscaster No. 2
Patrick Fabian
as Mark Chase
Hamish Linklater
as John Joseph Jacobs
Mike White
as Billy Balsam
Tina Gloss
as Ned's Mother
Colby Paul
as Abner Newsome
Julia Campbell
as Emma Newsome
Jonathan Mangum
as Bernard Slaybaugh
Eddie Shin
as Wilfred Woodruff
Barbara Barrie
as Mamma Jacobs
Christopher Sieber
as Napoleon LeNez
Christopher Neiman
as Lucas Shoemaker
Audrey Wasilewski
as Madeline McLean
Patrick Breen
as Leo Gaswint
Joel McHale
as Harold Hundin
Tim Conlon
as Chas Spielman
Lydia Look
as Heather Hundin
Sarah Jayne Jensen
as Juanita Gray
Sam Pancake
as Donald Funk
Grant Shaud
as Steve Kaiser
Michael Merton
as Bill Richter
Jessica Lundy
as Hilary Hundin
Pamela Kosh
as Curator
Ralph P. Martin
as Pinky McCoy
Jayma Mays
as Elsita/Elsa
Jeff Marlow
as Victor Narramore
Jon Eric Price
as Ned's father
Jenny Wade
as Hallie Hundin
Christine Adams
as Simone Hundin
Howard Mann
as Elderly man
Greg Suddeth
as Gravedigger
Dan Glenn
as Young Jackson
Ted Garcia
as Newscaster No. 1
Mark Harelik
as Ramsfeld Snuppy
Kristin Veitch
as 30s woman
Terry Anzur
as Newscaster No. 3
Geraud Moncure
as Newscaster No. 4
David Trice
as Martin Miltenberger
Ed Brigadier
as Minister
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Critic Reviews for Pushing Daisies Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (15)

"Pushing Daisies" is perfect.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"Daisies" is something you shouldn't miss, particularly if you're looking for something different on TV.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if "Pushing Daisies" were awful, it would deserve credit for being so boldly, psychedelically, extravagantly different from the rest of TV. But "Pushing Daisies" is good, as well as distinctive.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Charging confidently into a realm of mystical logic, the show quickly reaches a safe zone of fairy-tale coherence, proceeding to decorate that space according to an aesthetic informed by thrift-shop zaniness and Broadway-musical flights of fancy.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sonnenfeld's camerawork and color scheme, coupled with Dale's matter-of-fact but veddy proper narration, firmly place the series in its own fairy-tale universe, and that in turn makes the more precious aspects of Fuller's writing go down easier.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Pushing Daisies is happiness in a televisual form.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Part Tim Burton, part "Desperate Housewives," this twinkly dark comedy - about Ned, a lonely piemaker, who can raise the dead with a single touch - is the season's "buzz" show.

Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The cast is stellar - Lee Pace seems tailor made for the role, with his intrinsically subtle sense of humor combined with heartbreakingly tortured gazes.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The key here is Friel's charming, unaffected performance: Chuck is glad to be alive, of course, but her true happiness is just to be in love.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

With skill and chemistry, [Friel and Pace] convey the sadness and hope of two people who have been cut off from the world and are now rediscovering it through each other.

Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pushing Daisies: Season 1

  • May 14, 2019
    This show was completely ahead of its time. Original, beautiful, and expertly written. It is funny, witty, touching, and sweet, and slightly morbid, all at the same time.
  • Nov 11, 2018
    A dash or magic is all a pie maker needs to have the most endearing adventures solving murders.
  • Jan 20, 2018
    One of my all-time favorite shows. It has everything, PLUS LEE PACE. If you have even a single romantic bone in your body, Ned and Chuck belong in the top 10 couples in history.
  • Oct 29, 2016
    I wish more people had watched this show live, because then it would have been renewed! This is such an excellent show. Bryan Fuller is one of the most interesting and creative minds in TV, and in general. The writing is outstanding, with dialogue better than Tarantino, great characters, and it takes the procedural and makes it interesting! The performances are perfect, everyone owns their character, and seem very committed. The color palette is great, when your watching it's all just so colorful, and just the right amount. Not too colorful that it hurts to look at or is too childish, (amongst other things) but also colorful enough that it's unique and stands out. I also like how nothing is really a weird color. Everything is their right color, it just looks cooler, and better! The visuals are great too! It's very sad Bryan Fuller only writes two more episodes in the whole series. But when he writes, it's apparent, with the sharp dialogue, and larger laughs that happen more frequently! It's magnificent. There are so many things that I can't recall seeing in an episode of TV before (a show that is of this nature.) Some great moments that may shock you! It's like how Seth McFarlane makes the Family Guy theme and score be Jazz. The world that has been made in this show is remarkable. It's so good, I forget it's even happening. The runtime of the episodes shocks me. When it's done, I forget that it was just one episode because it seems like it had so much stuff packed in. This is an incredibly creative, well made, and really consistent show!
  • Jan 11, 2016
    Classic. Cancelled way too soon.
  • Aug 07, 2015
    Watched this show because of a reccomendation and Bryan Fuller. Cute and quirky so far. There is something about it that makes me want to watch more.
  • May 08, 2015
    Love it!! So original with breathtaking sets!!!
  • Dec 10, 2014
    Fell in love with the series from the first few minutes of the first episode.
  • May 14, 2014
    It's a shame this show was cancelled. It felt different from every other television show, it was more alive. Wonderful. It is always going to be one of my favorites.
  • Feb 02, 2014
    Pushing Daisies was sort of an eerie crime show, but interesting and with a new twist.

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