There are very few TV shows that we can watch year after year and not grow tired of the outdated jokes and catchphrases.
Pushing Daisies is one of those exceptions. The series originally premiered on ABC back in 2007 and ran for two not-so-successful seasons. But it’s been making a comeback ever since the old episodes became available for streaming on HBO Max, and we’re not surprised in the slightest.
Pushing Daisies follows Ned (Lee Pace) as he discovers that he can use his sense of touch to bring people back to life. He puts his magical abilities to good use by teaming up with an investigator to help solve murder cases, but things take an interesting turn when he revives his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte “Chuck” Charles (Anna Friel). Of course, there’s a major catch: Ned must avoid touching Chuck, or else she’ll return to the dead…for good.
In addition to Pace and Friel, the series also stars Chi McBride (Emerson Cod), Kristin Chenoweth (Olive Snook), Ellen Greene (Vivian Charles), Swoosie Kurtz (Lily Charles), Field Cate (young Ned) and Jim Dale (narrator).