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Thomas Canty
Pushing Daisies
10/5/07, 8:30am
I finally got around to watching this from the list on my DVR. That sure was surrealism overload! And the corny "special effects" were just, well... Too corny for my tastes. The dialogue sounded too fast and forced, like it was coming from a machine gun.

On a scale of one to ten I'd have to give it a pretty low score...

Next on the DVR is Dirty Sexy Money, but I don't think I'm ready for that just yet. I have to purge Pushing Daisies from my memory first, so I'll go back to the latest shipment from Netflix and watch episode three of the Captain & Tennille's variety show.

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10/5/07, 2:33pm
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LOL... I haven't seen it yet. This second "Dirty Sexy Money" was a little more palatable than the first for you, I think... the first would've had you on overload, too, because so many crazy things were happening.

This second one gets toned down a bit, but I really like the premise.

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Dirty Sexy Money
10/5/07, 9:21pm
>LOL... I haven't seen it yet. This second "Dirty Sexy Money"
>was a little more palatable than the first for you, I think...
>the first would've had you on overload, too, because so many
>crazy things were happening.

I just watched it. It certainly wasn't surreal and disjointed like Pushing Daisies was!

I'm not sure exactly if I like "Dirty Sexy Money", though. It was ok, but it just didn't really stand out for me. I'll probably tune in at least a couple more times before I decide for sure.

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10/9/07, 11:25am
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Don't listen to me, then, when it comes to shows... I liked this show a lot, actually... EXCEPT that I felt that overload in the last fifteen minutes.

I thought the concept was funny, and I liked the chemistry of the performers a lot.

Based on the difference between the first "Dirty Sexy Money" and the second, I think it might be worth it for you to give "Pushing Daisies" a second chance.

The first "Dirty Sexy" was major overload with a ton of stuff happening, for the purpose of introducing characters... now that the formal stuff is out of the way for "Pushing Daisies," I am hoping for a bit lighter fare this week.

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10/9/07, 12:16pm
Now I wish I had caught the first episode of "Dirty Sexy Money" to compare them.

Ok, I'll give "Pushing Daisies" another chance. I've already missed the second episode though, haven't I? I'll have to check the schedule.

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10/10/07, 4:02pm
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>Now I wish I had caught the first episode of "Dirty Sexy
>Money" to compare them.
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>Ok, I'll give "Pushing Daisies" another chance. I've already
>missed the second episode though, haven't I? I'll have to
>check the schedule.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could find it on YouTube (well, I looked and didn't see anything but promos). Essentially, every character had some whacky thing happening to them... so it made me feel like there were too many stories happening at once, but the point was to introduce the characters. The show slowed down big time the second time around.

Pushing Daisies is tonight, by the way (I am pretty sure).

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10/10/07, 8:25pm
>Pushing Daisies is tonight, by the way (I am pretty sure).

I watched it again. Well, 20 minutes of it, before I gave up. It didn't seem any different to me. This one is still too surreal for my tastes. The dialog is too rapid and clipped. The cinematography is also way too bizarre for me. This show is just... Well... Weird! I do like weird, but there's something about Pushing Daisies that pushes the wrong daisies for me.

There is one thing I'm wondering about, though. He's had his dog (Digby, right?) since he brought it back to life as a young boy. But the dog is still alive. That must be at least 20 years, and he's never touched the dog again in all that time? If he and Digby make physical contact again, Digby would be dead again. Forever! But, 20 or so years later, and the dog is still around?

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10/11/07, 8:23am
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I have to say none of the new series has managed to keep my interest. I've never had much interest in reality shows, so I guess that means more Discovery Channel, HBO, etc. this season.

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10/11/07, 10:07am
>I have to say none of the new series has managed to keep my
>interest. I've never had much interest in reality shows, so I
>guess that means more Discovery Channel, HBO, etc. this
>season.

Travel Channel, History Channel and Discovery for me. I don't have HBO...

And Netflix. I'm working my way through That 70's Show and the Captain & Tennille's variety show from the 70's right now. (Now I remember why I watched this in the 70's! Toni was gorgeous!!!) I also have a Victor Borge DVD scheduled to arrive in my mailbox tomorrow.

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10/11/07, 2:03pm
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>>I have to say none of the new series has managed to keep my
>>interest. I've never had much interest in reality shows, so
>I
>>guess that means more Discovery Channel, HBO, etc. this
>>season.
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>Travel Channel, History Channel and Discovery for me. I don't
>have HBO...
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>And Netflix. I'm working my way through That 70's Show and the
>Captain & Tennille's variety show from the 70's right now.
>(Now I remember why I watched this in the 70's! Toni was
>gorgeous!!!) I also have a Victor Borge DVD scheduled to
>arrive in my mailbox tomorrow.

Borge used to crack me up. I hope you like the DVD.

As far as 70's TV babes goes, I Tennille was geat, but I always had the hots for Marie Osmond

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Re: Pushing Daisies
10/11/07, 4:07pm
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>I watched it again. Well, 20 minutes of it, before I gave up.
>It didn't seem any different to me. This one is still too
>surreal for my tastes. The dialog is too rapid and clipped.
>The cinematography is also way too bizarre for me. This show
>is just... Well... Weird! I do like weird, but there's
>something about Pushing Daisies that pushes the wrong daisies
>for me.

I know what you mean. It is worth another chance for me, but I liked it a lot less this time around. Very predictable and just not that clever with the material available.

>There is one thing I'm wondering about, though. He's had his
>dog (Digby, right?) since he brought it back to life as a
>young boy. But the dog is still alive. That must be at least
>20 years, and he's never touched the dog again in all that
>time? If he and Digby make physical contact again, Digby would
>be dead again. Forever! But, 20 or so years later, and the dog
>is still around?

Apparently, he uses a dog scratcher (this was a scene in the first episode)... I guess the rule is that once he brings back to life, the being stays the same age and won't die until...

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