Very funny show about a girl who helps people lives (Well, yeah, that's original) but this time the McGuffin is the fact that inanimate objects talk to her.
As opposed to:
|Tru Calling||The dead talk to her|
|Joan of Arc||God tells her|
|Quantum Leap||Ziggy leaps him and doesn't tell him|
|Incredible Hulk||He wanders into town and there is a problem|
It's a simple, but effective mechanism. The trick is to make the McGuffin more and more appealing each time. In Wonderfalls the (theoretically) inanimate objects give cryptic messages that lead her on a point to point goose chase that eventually puts many pieces together.
I was especially pleased with the objects singing, "Hello, My Baby." Big points there.
If you missed the debut, it will be rerun on Thursday on Fox.