Pushing Daisies: Season 1 (2007)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Oct 5, 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.


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
Molly Shannon
as Dilly Balsam
Dash Mihok
as Conrad/Lewis/Lefty
Leyna Nguyen
as Newscaster No. 2
Mike White
as Billy Balsam
Patrick Fabian
as Mark Chase
Hamish Linklater
as John Joseph Jacobs
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
Christopher Sieber
as Napoleon LeNez
Barbara Barrie
as Mamma Jacobs
Christopher Neiman
as Lucas Shoemaker
Audrey Wasilewski
as Madeline McLean
Joel McHale
as Harold Hundin
Tim Conlon
as Chas Spielman
Patrick Breen
as Leo Gaswint
Lydia Look
as Heather Hundin
Sarah Jayne Jensen
as Juanita Gray
Grant Shaud
as Steve Kaiser
Sam Pancake
as Donald Funk
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…
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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…

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