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    Re: Pushing Daisies - ABC takes a risk on Bryan Fuller & Barry Sonnenfeld

    I have to say the the narrator was definitely not less present in episode 2. I still just don't like this show. Giving it this second shot might just be the last one it gets.

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    Re: Pushing Daisies - ABC takes a risk on Bryan Fuller & Barry Sonnenfeld

    I'm still on the "Pushing Daisies" bandwagon. I don't mind the narration and the quirkiness of the show. However, it definitely is not for everybody.

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    I watched the first episode BECAUSE of the narration. The narrator's name is Jim Dale. He did the audio versions of the Harry Potter books. A truly gifted man. So, needless to say, I like all the narration. I also think it fits the show's style. The meekness of the quiet protagonist is made more believable through the sparse verbiage.

    I found the show quaint and sweet. I liked the art direction, and most of all, I found the show's quirkiness to be endearing. I definitely willl be watching tonights episode.
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    The on airing tonight was definitely better than the first Uncle David and I think you'll particularly enjoy the narration.

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    I agree with you on Jim Dale's narration, Uncle David, and he is a gifted performer. I remember him best from Pete's Dragon and as part of the hilariously absurd Carry On .... series from the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle David;2607370;
    I watched the first episode BECAUSE of the narration. The narrator's name is Jim Dale. He did the audio versions of the Harry Potter books. A truly gifted man.
    I like the narrator. I'd like to hear how he read Harry Potter; I might have to check that out some time.
    I do find the quirkiness to be a bit forced/over-done at times. But I think the leads are so naturally charming. And I did like when Olive broke into song & dance in the pie shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL;2607707;
    I'd like to hear how he read Harry Potter; I might have to check that out some time.
    I can't recommend the HP audio books enough. Each character has it's own voice. Dale brings the books to life unlike any other audio book to which I've listened.

    Start with the first. Once you listen to them it's a different experience that you'll want to relive with each book in the series. I'm on the road a lot and have listened to all but the last book multiple times. They're that good.
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    Hmmm. Still not too sure what I think about the show. I gave it another shot tonight, but more often than not I found myself being distracted easily, it just didn't hold my attention very well. Still too much narration for my personal preferences, and the story just seems uninspired. I like the Ned character, and the actor who plays him, but Chuck has become annoying already. Not too sure if I'll catch it next week or not.
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    Re: Pushing Daisies - ABC takes a risk on Bryan Fuller & Barry Sonnenfeld

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeses;2607788;
    I like the Ned character, and the actor who plays him, but Chuck has become annoying already. Not too sure if I'll catch it next week or not.
    I think I would watch this show more if it wasn't a Ned-Chuck love story. I like Ned, but you're right about Chuck. She is really annoying for me. I can handle the quirky. I even like a lot of it, but she's just on this whole other level.

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    Re: Pushing Daisies - ABC takes a risk on Bryan Fuller & Barry Sonnenfeld

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;2607794;
    I think I would watch this show more if it wasn't a Ned-Chuck love story. I like Ned, but you're right about Chuck. She is really annoying for me. I can handle the quirky. I even like a lot of it, but she's just on this whole other level.
    I think I agree with you. The Chuck-Ned love story just isn't working for me past a one-episode arc. It was a great background story for the first episode, but it just seems it should have ended with the same episode. But Ned himself (and the actor) are very likeable. I even like Emerson... in his gruff way, even he's likeable.
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