Friday, November 21, 2008

Bite the Dust and Push Some Daisies

Well, it's been officially announced: Pushing Daisies will not be renewed due to poor ratings.

America, seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Pushing Daisies is, hands down, the best hour-long family show on network television. It's superbly written, consistently hilarious, beautifully conceived, expertly produced, and aesthetically wonderful. To put it more simply: it's fucking awesome.

I really don't get how you people (yes, you people) don't latch on to outstanding programs, but somehow watch crap Knight Rider enough to keep it on the air. And don't get me wrong, I love KITT, but this new version has got to go.

This will mark the third year in a row one of my "can't miss" shows gets whacked early. Last year was the fantastic Journeyman; the year before was the drastically underrated The Black Donnelly's. And while The Black Donnelly's managed an ending (despite it not being aired) worthy of a series finale, Journeyman left us with questions we will never see answered, and it's reported that Pushing Daisies will do the same.

I guess the problem with Pushing Daisies is that it was intelligent and unique. I'm sure if it were another entry in the CSI or Law & Order franchises, you monkeys would've been watching.

Lame.

3 comments:

  1. You answered your own question. Why did the show get whacked?.......Pushing Daisies is, hands down, the best hour-long family show on network television. It's superbly written, consistently hilarious, beautifully conceived, expertly produced, and aesthetically wonderful. To put it more simply: it's fucking awesome.

    There's your answer.

    Posted by Cowan on December 24, 2008 - Wednesday - 10:24 AM

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  2. so what about 2 And 1/2 men is that a good one. just kidding

    Posted by Chris on November 21, 2008 - Friday - 8:15 PM

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  3. Intelligent shows don't usually last long. Their target audience is small and often doesn't watch a lot of TV. Successful intelligent shows have to include aspects that stupid people will enjoy.

    Posted by Introspective Prophesier on November 21, 2008 - Friday - 8:05 PM

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