The first, brief, season of this addictive primetime soap arrived on DVD today, and despite the fact that it only aired ten episodes, it managed to amass a healthy amount of extras to fill out its debut DVD set. Now, not all of them are super-compelling -- in fact, one of them bored me to tears -- but I give them bonus points for trying.
If you missed this series in its short run last fall (before it was yanked off the air because of the writers strike) it's easy to catch up with the posh lives of the über-rich socialite family, The Darlings. The social elite live and breathe New York money, with only the help of their family lawyer Nick (who's got daddy issues galore) to act as their moral compass. It's juicy and good, and the cast is just so damned pretty to look at.
OK. I've finally stopped weeping and think I can handle writing this post. After lots of speculation, and a whole freakin' heap of denial on my part, ABC officially decided not to pick up Pushing Daisies. To be fair, two other sophomore series, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone, also got axed by the alphabet network. They refuse to actually say cancelled, which just ticks me off more. Why give people the false hope (no matter how minuscule that may be) that there's a chance they could change their minds. It's just mean. Maybe they just want people to send them free pies.
Vaya con Dios Chuck and Sarah.
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