Criando malvas (Spain)
Pushing Daisies (Deutschland)
"Original," "rewarding," "enchanting" and "clever" are some of the ways in which critics describe Pushing Daisies, the innovative and imaginative new series from Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Heroes) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black).
Presented in visually stunning, storybook-like cinematography, Pushing Daisies follows the offbeat escapades of Ned (Lee Pace), a young man who during his childhood discovers he has the ability of bringing the dead back to life with a single touch. First, he resurrects his golden retriever Digby after he is hit by a truck, and later brings his own mother back to life after she suffers an aneurysm. But there is a caveat to Ned's unusual talent. If something that he's revived remains living for more than one minute, then something of similar life value within the vicinity will die. Additionally, if he touches the resurrected a second time, that life will die again, but permanently - a stipulation which proves to be a great strain when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, a beautiful girl named Chuck (Anna Friel), back to life.
Ned inherits his mother's baking talents, becomes a pie maker and opens a restaurant called the Pie Hole, which he runs with kooky waitress Olive Snook (Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth). The restaurant however, begins to fail financially and Ned finds an unusual way to earn money via Private Investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride), who accidentally discovers Ned's gift and makes a proposal - to bring murder victims back to life in order to inquire about the circumstances of their death. After collecting the facts, Emerson solves their cases and splits the reward money with Ned.
The series also stars Emmy winner Swoosie Kurtz and Tony Award nominee Ellen Greene, and is narrated by Jim Dale (Harry Potter audio books).
James Dooley's charming and whimsical score captures all the quirkiness of this delightful, critically acclaimed show.
- Varèse Sarabande