Wonderfalls was one of those amazing shows that lasted one year because the network didn’t know what to do with it. (also see: My So-Called Life, Nothing Sacred, Nowhere Man, and any number of shows I got really excited about, only to have them ripped away from me like so many dreams. Sniff.)
I never saw Wonderfalls when it first came out, but it’s Amelie’s favorite show ever, so she’s gotten me into it. The idea behind the show is that you’ve got this young woman who’s just graduated from college and doesn’t know what to do with herself, who suddenly begins receiving divine messages from tchotchkes. Knick-knacks, if you will. They tell her to do random things, and she does them, and winds up saving the day while questioning her own sanity.
The interesting thing about Jaye (the young woman in question) is that she’s a quirky and damaged person to begin with, who, for one reason or another, can’t trust herself enough to truly love anyone else. Hence the following video:
Firenze takes full advantage of the unique editing style utilized in Wonderfalls to keep her video moving, and the song (by Rilo Kiley) is perfect for Jaye. If you get a chance, seek this show out – it’s available on DVD, and fans of Pushing Daisies and Northern Exposure will find a lot to like here.