Wednesday, October 10

Pushing Daisies Episode Two Review

October 10, 2007

The issues from the pilot episode are addressed here, Emerson Cod still doesn't like that Chuck is still alive and Chuck asks Ned many questions about Emerson. Chuck still misses her aunts and wonders what to do with her life. They go to check on the new case, an auto safety scientist is dead and he says it was a crash taste dummy. He tells them to say he love Jeanine, who loves Ned's pies. The flashbacks to Ned's childhood continues, I think they will happen every episode. I thought the narrator would be annoying the second time around, it is kind of annoying but it is okay. I didn't think I was going to make a review on the second episode but here I go. In this episode, the show plays with the narrator and the characters. The narrator comments that Ned has a mixture of feelings, then Ned comments, "Why does it always have to be a mixture?"

Chuck doesn't like that many secrets, and Ned still has his little secret from Chuck. She does mention that Ned loves secrets in a funny riff. The episode might be a bit eccentric, with Jeanine ("Gilmore Girls" Riki Rindhome) as a dandelion model and binging on a pie and crying at the same time, but the show certainly is creative and entertaining. The episode has an interesting but fictional concept of a car running on dandelions. Patrick Fabian is wonderful as Mark Chase, the president of the car company. He speaks Japanese, and Chuck shows she does as well. Mark is a control freak and likes things to be clean. He is just delightful. There is funny scene where he says a long monologue and no one couldn't hear him.

Just when you think the show couldn't get any more surreal, Olive (Kristin Chenoweth) sings "Hopelessly Devoted to you" in a lovely sequence. She has a lovely voice. Olive had a new haircut from the pilot and what we thought to be a crush, like her song says, she is hopelessly devoted to Ned and she realizes Chuck is in her way. Olive kinda creeped me out in the 1st ep, afraid she might become a dangerous woman scorned but she made me feel for her. She has visions of Ned and Chuck happily in a bubble bath. The episode has a creepy plot line, with more dead bodies and such. Real bodies being used as crash test dummies and then our heroes being used as dummies. Great imagery though. The car chase ending to get a ridiculous way, like one of those cutesy funny shows. But I'll forgive them. The ending ending is awesome, romantic.