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Ghost Whisperer review

Posted : 8 months, 1 week ago on 19 December 2013 12:28

There is a bug: NOT Jessica Collins (born 1971) played Natalie Harper BUT Jessica "Jessie" Collins (born 1983).
Sorry, that's not a review, but I can't find any other place to change bugs.

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Ghost Whisperer review

Posted : 4 years, 4 months ago on 29 April 2010 07:52

One of my favorites. I still look forward to it every Friday. Didn't care much for the whole storyline with Jim dying and taking over Sam's body. And it was weird that they fast forwarded 6 years into the future this season. I heard this might be the last season. I'm not surprised, though I will miss it when it goes.

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She Sees Dead People

Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago on 23 November 2008 03:32

Melinda Gordon can see and talk to dead people. She uses her gift to help these earth-bound spirits cross over.

If you've experienced the loss of a loved one you can appreciate the show's sentiment about finding peace in the aftermath of death.

For about a third of season 1, the show's tone is more heartwarming but shifts to suspense with emotional drama. This makes Ghost Whisperer come across as a blend of Touched By An Angel and Supernatural - two styles of story-telling that don't really mix. I was turned off by the blatant cheap scares through different camera angles and spooky music. Also, the change in tone from scary to heart-string-pulling is often times abrupt and readily apparent and leaves me feeling suckered into having an emotional response for the ghosts Melinda is trying to help.

I do like the chemistry between Jennifer Love Hewitt and David Gordon - their connection and relationship as husband and wife is nicely played and makes up for the weaker plots.
I also like that Melinda doesn't need to hide her gifts from the people close to her and that Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Melinda with a good mix of strength and vulnerability.

I have only watched season 1 and am not sure if I will continue to watch it because ultimately show's tone spoils it for me. I'll probably watch an occasional episode but Ghost Whisperer will not become a regular viewing habit.

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