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Pushing Daisies - Olive Snook

Pushing Daisies 2x08 - Comfort Food - Review

Posted on 2008.12.04 at 14:29
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You know, I really cannot understand why Pushing Daisies has been cancelled. Okay I can understand why. It doesn't have enough viewers. I don't understand why people aren't watching it. It's funny, it's clever, it's exciting, it's sweet. It's got everything; romance, action, mystery, emotional storylines, great characters, songs. It just goes to show that there's something wrong with the world when a show of this calibur gets cancelled.

This is the best thing I've watched all week. I loved it right from the very beginning. I've been really excited all week for Ned reviving Chuck's father. I thought it was brilliant how direct he was at one moment and how awkward he was at others. Him and Chuck bickering over how to distribute the seconds was brilliant as well. Ultimately I can't fault Chuck for her decision to keep her father alive, especially when that action is one that kept her and Ned alive as well. I would love to say that I think it should have been something that she should have discussed with Ned but that has it's own problems. I don't think Ned would have objected to it but it's a difficult idea to fully explore in thirty seconds. And after the deed has been done it's that much harder to tell Ned because you've already done it. He'll forgive Chuck (because that's what he does) but it would be a difficult topic to broach at best.

I loved seeing the 'contraption' that allows Ned and Chuck to sleep in the same bed and even cuddle in the night (I bet it does more than that, but that part of the contraption was to our imagination. And what a dirty imagination we have). I loved the whole Comfort Food Best In Belly Cookoff. At first I wasn't keen because it seemed like it was rather irrelevant to the plot I wanted. The one with Chuck and Ned and Chuck's father. However as soon as Muffin Buffalo turned up I rejoiced. I love Wonderfalls and I love Bryan Fuller. I love how he's now managed to link all three of his brilliant programs together (Happytime Temp Agency mentioned in the first episode of this season and Muffin Buffalo and Marianne Marie Beetle in this one). I just hope that in the remaining couple of episodes they can find some way to work Jaye into the storyline. I'd love to see Jaye and Ned meet each other. Jaye would probably have to make some comment that Ned looks just like her brother but that'd make it all the better. Why do all of Bryan Fullers programs get cancelled? It's just so unfair.

Then there was the whole Chuck and Emerson burying Dwight Dixon storyline, which was great, although I don't know why Chuck feels so guilty. He was going to kill her. She did the right thing. In fact I loved everything about this episode. There's nothing that wasn't great. From Chuck shovelling dirt onto Dwight Dixon's dead body to shut him up, to Olive and Ned investigating Colonel Likkin's death, to Marianne Marie Beetle, to Olive's rendition of Eternal Flame, and finally Ned finding out that Chuck tricked him into keeping her father alive (who she mummified! That's awesome by itself (Ooh! and I also loved the speech she was giving him about how he'll dream more vividly and how alive again bee's honey tastes sweeter)). I keep saying that episodes of Pushing Daisies are the best episode yet but I'm going to have to invent a new scale to measure their quality on. I give this episode twelve thumbs up and a muffin buffalo muffin.

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