TV mystery shows cannot possibly get goofier and weirder than Pushing Daisies. The second and final season of this series is available on a 4 DVD 13 episode set. The show’s weakness might have been the fact a viewer needed to be familiar with the storyline to fully enjoy the next show and some storylines took 3 or 4 shows to resolve. That aside, Pushing Daisies was a very interesting mystery TV show. For the uninitiated a summary is available before the first episode of season 2 and each episode after that.
Pushing Daisies is the story of pie maker Ned (Lee Pace) who has the power to revive the dead either for a minute or forever A private eye (played brilliantly by Chi McBride) convinces Ned to become a partner: what better way to solve murders than to ask the murderee?
To complicate things in a very soap operatic kind of way Ned has also revived his childhood sweetheart Chuck (Anna Friel) who is the daughter of one of her aunts. If Ned touches Chuck again she will die permanently. Olive, who works for Ned, is madly in love with him. This is how Pushing Daisies The Complete Second Season begins.
Pushing Daisies really was a love it or hate it kind of show. Its candyland décor, rather off the wall sense of humor, and convoluted plot lines made it very different from any other mystery TV show.
This in fact is a mystery comedy, a rather awkward marriage that this show manages to pull off most of the time. You really have to be in the mood for this show but if you are, Pushing Daisies is very entertaining.
Special features on this Pushing Daisies DVD set are limited to 4 short features about the show.