It is rare that a TV show combines great screenwriting with good special effects and an original storyline. But Pushing Daisies is one of the best there was, and this 2nd and last season was every bit as good as the first season. Picking up where season one left, the show delivers a great combination of multiple plot lines tied together with tongue-twisting dialogue that matches sarcasm, wit, double meanings, irony and at pacing from ultra fast conversations to slow-mo singing by Kristin Chenoweth. Several minor characters return from season one, such as Simone, Randy Man, and Ned's father even makes an appearance. Along the way, each of the major characters goes thru a mid-life crisis, but all ends well in the final minutes of the final episode. Overall, a great watch.
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The second season ofPushing Daisiesbecame, unfortunately, its last--abruptly wrapping one of the most beautiful and unusual love stories ever told on TV. Farewell to Ned (Lee Pace), the handsome piemaker who can restore the dead with one touch (and un-restore them with another, or else end another life in exchange). Farewell to Chuck (Anna Friel), his true love, brought back to life by Ned and therefore forever untouchable by him again. Farewell to Olive (Kristin Chenoweth), the pixie who pines for our piemaker, and also to Emerson (Chi McBride), the P.I. who partners with Ned (and Chuck and Olive) to solve murders with inside information from the briefly revived. But what a memorable sendoff this second season is: starting with bees gone wild and a shirtless Ned, paying homage toPete's Dragonin one lighthouse-centric episode, and ending with some measure of closure that comes in a 13th-episode, "we know we're canceled" rush. Like that finale, the season is not always as fully realized as its rich fairytale world, yet it still achieves genuine joy and longing. In many ways, it is a season of separation, with Olive off to a nunnery and Chuck out of Ned's apartment (for a little while, at least). Olive and Ned get to explore their potential romance, while Chuck gets some unexpected family time. This set contains several featurettes, most notably a celebration of the show's music (a character all its own) and series creator Bryan Fuller, who also brought usDead Like ...