You will believe in love after death
This dark-tinged, sugar-sweet and thoroughly charming fantasy series feels like Edward Scissorhands-era Burton meets Amélie if Amélie hung out with dead people. Piemaker Ned (Lee Pace) can return the dead to life with a touch, but can never touch the returnee again or he will kill them permanently - making for problems when he impulsively brings back his childhood sweetheart (Anna Friel). An arch narrator talks us through the series of murder investigations and romantic tanglings that comprise the plot, but theres time for lots of pie and magical realism along the way. Its occasionally a little too stylised for its own good, especially if watched in large chunks, but with the clever premise and an excellent cast (Kristin Chenoweth, Chi McBride and Swoosie Kurtz are regulars), its rarely less than delightful.