LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW. The above image is from the most recent episode of ABC’s Pushing Daisies and its best character Olive Snook played by The West Wing’s Kristen Chenowith (though pop-up book loving P.I. Emerson Cod is a close second). Here she is making the greatest WTF!? face in television history in response to the affably dimwitted Ned guessing that the secret she harbors (but refuses to blurt out directly,) which will be revealed by careful examination of a photo of 29 nuns, is some kind of “number puzzle,” “has something to do with the divine feminine” or “the freemasons.”
What with last week’s endless parade of coroners carrying out dead clowns from a small automobile (one of whom was on stilts,) I dare say I like Season Two of Pushing Daisies more than the first. If the twee and whimsy turned you off to the first season, know that twee and whimsy are still the order of the day but something is really clicking this season. The characters are growing, the plot is rocketing along and the writing is even wittier.
Which means they’ll cancel it.