The Kate Winslet buoyed HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce” just wrapped up it’s laborious five hours. She did her best, it had great production values (production designers! Is there any Hollywood workhorse that’s had more consistent results?), but in the end, the story did not justify it’s runtime. So, sadly, I don’t think I got much out of it…
WAIT A TICK! I did! It was the biggest display of pie porn since “Pushing Daisies”. Winslet makes her bones as a pie maker, and the masturbatory running time allowed for many (MANY!) pie baking scenes, set to 1920′s ragtime. Pie Porn made just for me.
Like “Julia & Julia,” don’t watch this movie hungry. Better yet, don’t watch this movie. Watch “Pushing Daisies”. But in the meantime, here are the five pies that have been present during the show about pies (and, apparently, some Mother-Daughter tension):
1) Maple Pecan Pie
Do you know this pie is made with two cups of maple syrup??
2) Deep-Dish Plum Pie
There’s no bottom crust, only top crust. (scared and confused now)
3) Raspberry Pear Tart
Made by Marcus, he decided to something we in the business call “improvising”, and threw some raspberry jam into the pie. Seems as though he had an “instinct” that it might “taste good”. Pff!
4) Key Lime Pie
Bought by Denny. The prospect of baking proved overwhelming for him, the poor lamb. Frankly, it was the best one.
5) Banana Cream Pie
The first pie I baked where it didn’t all fall apart, forcing me to sheepishly ladle into a bowl for my too-polite guests.
So what if millions of dollars went into this, and actors and writers poured their heart and soul into the story, and all I got out of it was pie porn? Less has been had out of greater projects.