Thursday, 30 July 2009

New Obsessions

Pushing Daisies is such a bittersweet, lovely show. It's based on the premise that Ned has the gift of life, literally - with one touch, he can bring someone back to life. But the second touch is fatal. This becomes handy solving murders, working with his friend Emerson, P.I. to bring victims back to life to ask them the circumstances of their death. This, however, becomes somewhat problematic when he brings back the love of his life, Chuck, who he he lives and works with but cannot touch in any way.

It's fun and dramatic and over the top and there's a terrific love triangle, not to mention several secrets about Chuck.

Plus, Ned is really cute.


Weeds is one of my new absolute favourite shows. I'll admit I was skeptical of a show about dealing in the suburbs, but it's original, witty, and doesn't take itself seriously.


This is not, thankfully, Desperate Housewives. Sure, everyone may be screwing everyone else, but it's a mostly plausible plot about a housewife, Nancy, who needs to support herself and her two kids after her husband suddenly up and dies of a heart attack (in the first episode, no less.)

Finally, How I Met Your Mother, which I was also fairly disdainful of, but since watching a few episodes on the plane, am now gagging to watch.

Jason Segel is as fresh and amusing as he was in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (a movie I surprisingly enjoyed). It's a show about relationships, hook ups, friendship, the boundaries of these and, mostly, their exploits with women.

I know. I watch a lot of tv. But, as Eric VdW once famously said, "who watches tv on a tv anymore?"



Sharanya said...

Damn, I should've watched Pushing Daisies when it was being aired here. Will get down to it now that I have a dependable recco :D

And before I forget-- I LOVE YOUR HEADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks so delicious; I'd EAT it if I could!

Just a girl said...

You'd love Pushing Daisies. It would probably make you cry. It makes me want to cry. In a totally "omg they can't get together or even TOUCH this is so tragiccccc" LOL.

Is it cyber o-food? ;-) And thank you. It's a collection of my favourite icons :)


Arielle said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Pushing Daisies (as you probably know). And How I Met Your Mother. They're both so clever! ♥

I haven't seen Weeds yet though.

Just a girl said...

...except I seem to have started watching Season 2 of Pushing Daisies, because that's all I've got. At least someone else in college is bound to have it. :)

I think you'd like Weeds.


anahita said...

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Celise said...

I don't think you watch TV as much as I do. You should check out the post I wrote for all the shows we watch--together and apart.

Never got into any of the shows you watched, but I do know that Pushing Daisies was cancelled over here in the states. I think How I Met Your Mother was, too.

Cordie said...

pushing daisies is an amazing show, i cant believe it hasnt won more awards than it has. i cried when they cancelled it...really! its just so unique and well done, they should have been given more time. ah well.