quiet_curiosity: (Joy of plastic wrap)
The end (at least for the US - the ending came much quicker to other locales) has happened and...well...

Spoilers )

I'm disappointed. Not disappointed, of course, with Fuller and company as they did the best with what they had. Would I have been happy with what would have obviously been the natural end for this episode? Obviously not, but that doesn't magically make the ending we got fabulous. It's serviceable. But this show deserved much better.

But there will be comics? And maybe a movie?
quiet_curiosity: (Sits and Plots)
I am very much mentally dazed and behind right now on just about everything...including Christmas stuff. It's somewhat embarrassing.

But on toward the fannish stuff:

Last Pushing Daisies for the year )

As for Bleach: Bah )

The silent movie for tonight is Ben-Hur, but it comes on a bit too late for me. I'm hoping to tape it and catch up on it sometime this week (probably Thursday). In fact, the next few silents are just like that. One is a title I've never heard of (The Blot), two more are titles I know and want to see but come on in the wee hours of the morning (Speedy, Show People, and The Crowd), and the other starts at a decent-ish time but is four damn hours (La Roue). We'll have to see how it goes.

Also, the Murnau, Borzage and Fox looks absolutely fantastic but is totally out of my price range. At the very least, it would be nice to buy it as a way of saying "Thank you for caring about your heritage and for your willingness to share it with the rest of us...unlike certain studies we know **coughParamountcough**" But a girl could dream.
quiet_curiosity: (Hmmm)
ABC cancels Pushing Diasies.

Today was not the day to tell me this. Especially since last night's episode was soooo good. And it's unconfirmed if they'll air the remaining episodes. But hopefully they will and then it'll be put on DVD and I will still be pissed somewhat satisfied. And Bryan Fuller has his own plans to continue the series (in comic book or movie form) so I can wait for that.

But, seriously, has Fuller ever had a show that wasn't canceled? It's not fair.
quiet_curiosity: (silence between)
I was a tiny bit underwhelmed by the second episode, but this episode more than made up for any issues with the last one.

spoilers )

There was no teaser preview for next week. I'm just going to chalk that up to the debate and not think about it too heavily. Apparently all other signs point to a new episode. But the ratings have been terrible.

This is the first show that I've been gaga over in...well...quite awhile. I will be a puddle of sadness highly disappointed if it's canceled.
quiet_curiosity: (Pick Me!)
Pushing Daisies is back...Yay! During my break from non-entertainment internet, the boxset was purchased (it took traveling to three stores to find it) so that I could get the boyfriend on the love train. He is on board and we settled in for tonight's premiere. I was not disappointed.

Spoilers )

I'm very much looking forward to next week's episode. We have, in fact, bumped back our usual Project Runway viewing for this. But given the quality and outcome of tonight's PR episode (I'm both bored and frustrated), this is a very good thing. Oh the viewing choices you have to make when you don't live on either coast.
quiet_curiosity: (Pick Me!)
I just finished the first two episodes of Pushing Daisies about 10 minutes ago. I'm in love!

It's a show about a pie maker who can raise the dead. Almost any further detail would be slightly spoilerish. But just a word of warning: if you enjoy pie, this show will make you crave it. Resist the call of the pie!

I love the character interactions. And the color scheme (vibrant and pulsating with life). And the general quirk level. It also possesses an offbeat morbid/comedic sensibility. In that sense, it kind of reminds me of Dead Like Me, but since Bryan Fuller created both series, it's not surprising. Pushing Daisies, though, is tamer in some senses (language, crazy deaths) but it is on network television so that was to be expected. This isn't a complaint - just an observation. Besides, anything too coarse would probably ruin the mood of the show.

I'll be more coherent about it tomorrow, but, for now, all I can do is squee.

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