I bought my wife "Wonderfalls" on DVD as she liked the show while it was on (cancelled after only 4 episodes according to the supplements) and I watched it with her and I have to say I actually really enjoyed it. It was quite funny and clever, and the general premise was cute: Inanimate objects with animal faces talk to the protagonist, a laid back, over educated, slacker gen Y girl working retail, forcing her to do good deeds for other people. I remember when I heard the premise originally I was thinking it sounded cheesy, but it was actually quite well written, and some of the humour was sort of sick and dark, the way I like it. Plus I liked how the good deeds unravelled to unvail other bigger things as the episodes progressed. I'm glad Fox actually released it on DVD because I would have missed it otherwise.
Ah, it's nice to see someone else chime in about this underrated show. I just got the DVD set of this as well and watched a bunch of the episodes last night. Lots of clever dialogue often snappily delivered by the cast. It has a really excellent off-kilter, quirky (over-used word but applicable here) vibe that I really dig. I also thought the setting -- the U.S. side of Niagara Falls -- was rather novel and provides a wealth of oddball characters to interact with the regular cast.
Watching the episodes I started thinking, you know, this is like a cynical, more fantastical version of Joan of Arcadia
(although, I think it came out first) and then on one of the extras one of the creative team mentions that the initial idea was a modern tweaking of Joan of Arc.
It continues to baffle me as to why Fox continues to green-light these left-of-center shows (Wonderfalls
, Arrested Development
) and then abandons them at the first sign of trouble. I know, it's all about ratings and money but it seems to me that they are losing more money by cutting them off at the knees before they develop an audience.