i watched this last night in a last minute decision. i loved it! sigh. it's about ned and his ability to bring someone back from the dead by touching them. if he touches them again, they go back to being dead. but if he waits a minute, someone or something within the nearby vicinity will die in their place. then they'll live forever (i think), but he can never touch them again. this explains how he's had the same dog for 20 years. but he has this mechanical hand on a stick that he pets him with. ned runs a pie shop. he makes the pies because the fruit is always perfectly ripe at his touch. ned becomes partners with a man, and together they visit murder victims (in the morgue), bring them back, ask them who killed them, zap them again and then collect the reward money. this is fine until he finds himself staring into the face of his childhood sweetheart he has thought of every day of his life since her father died (ned's fault, sort of) and she moved away. she was killed on a cruise ship. he touches her and after telling her of his 'gift', decides to keep her alive. the horrible thief of a funeral director dies in her place. now ned and his true love charlotte 'chuck' are reunited, but they can never touch. i love this show. it is so sweet and strange and i want to laugh and cry at the same time. ned has a jonathan togo (csi miami's wolf) look to him, but his personality makes him so endearingly cute. if you missed it the first time, you can catch it on abc this friday night. it is sooo good.
see the resemblance?