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Truth and Puppies

November 28th, 2007
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"The truth is not like a bunch of puppies, running around and you pick the one you like. There’s only one truth, and it just came knocking."

– From the ABS television show Pushing Daisies

(One of the most creatively well written shows I’ve seen on television in a very, very long time)

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  1. Leistico
    November 28th, 2007 at 20:27 | #1

    enjoy it while it lasts… can’t be too many more scripts written, what with the writers’ strike and all.
    though of all the shows on tv, this is probably one of those that would be good to see a second time and catch all the things you missed

  2. Mike Baker
    November 29th, 2007 at 10:42 | #2

    But why do people like this show? It is like listening to Dr. Seuss retell the works of Edgar Allen Poe. I do not get the flow at all what with all the mangled, talking corpses mixed with the cartoon cars that look like they are straight out of Whoville. Maybe I have been programmed from years of cynical television watching, but songs from “They Might Be Giants” and “Grease” do not belong in a show whose weekly plot revolves around solving murder mysteries. I really gave it a chance. I’ve watched about four episodes, but how do you get past all of that macabre Oompa-Loompa nonsense?
    To me, all of the gravity of death (and especially murder) is brushed under the rug by the light-hearted nature of the show that never feels genuine sorrow or loss. There is the occasional child-like pouty face or over-exposed tear but it usually feels intentionally tongue in cheek. All of the innocence of the modern children’s fairy tale is destroyed by the graphic depictions in the morgue. …what is it? Please help me out because I am really trying to like the show. Am I just not seeing the point?
    Oh, and there is no place in my two-sizes-two-small heart for a patronizing narrator.
    For the record: Despite my general dislike for Pushing Daisies, I will still agree with you that it is one of the better shows on network TV right now.

  3. Mike Baker
    November 29th, 2007 at 13:10 | #3

    My wife, a huge fan of Pushing Daises, just pointed out to me that, “Any grown man who says that he loves Star Wars has lost all credibility to judge what is good and what is not.”

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