“ Ghost Whisperer is an American television drama-fantasy-thriller about a young woman who can communicate with the spirits of the dead. The show was created by John Gray and is produced by Sander/Moses Productions in association with Touchstone Television & CBS Paramount Television. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad and Camryn Manheim (beginning with the second episode of Season 2, which began September 22). The series is based on the work of James Van Praagh, who is a co-executive producer and posts to a blog about the show hosted by CBS. The stories are also said to be based in part on the work of Spirit Communicator Mary Ann Wintkowski. „
Ghost Whisperer is about Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a young woman with the ability to see and interact with ghosts. The ghosts come to Melinda when they are unable to cross over/go into the light because they have unfinished business and need her to help them figure out what it is.
Bit of background from the begining episodes
From the very first episode we are shown that Melinda's gift is something she has had from being a very young girl and has had to live with it her whole life. She marries her partner Jim (David Conrad) in the first episode and Jim is already aware of her ability. We are also introduced to her work colleague, Andrea, who is also aware of Melinda's gift. Melinda owns an antiques store in the quiet, picturesque Grandveiw. Jim works as a paramedic but also as a volunteer firefighter. They live together in a fixer-upper type of house on the outskirts of Grandview.
This show is full of nice people. Melinda is the perfect wife with an ability seen as a gift, she helps people move on and owns her own business. Jim is the perfect husband and the pair of them never seem to fight. Andrea is an understanding and supportive friend and even most of the ghosts are nice people with loving families. Are these really representative of what people are like in places like Grandview? I am English and families like this do exist but everyone has flaws, people do argue sometimes and fall out.
This show revolves around the same formula. A ghost shows up, most of the times scaring Melinda, and Melinda tries to find out what they want and who they are. This happens between a quarter to half way through an episode generally. Then the last half is about Melinda finding the family, finding out the truth and then crossing the ghost over. I am near the end of series two and this has been how nearly every episode has happened, there are exeptions, like a slight cliffhanger for the end of seasons, but they are rare.
There isn't much to say about this show as, the further it goes along, the less that seems to happen. In the begining I thought it was nice that Jim and Andrea knew Melinda's secret so as to avoid the typical 'telling someone' routine that rarely comes across well on screen but I think not having that means the show feels like it is lacking sometimes. Sometimes it is nice to have the character move somewhere new, meet new people and see the relationships building. It gives a better feel for the characters and can mean mixing it up a little at times. I am fed up with everyone being so nice and supportive and forgiving, I want a decent argument or something exciting to happen for a change. the show quickly becomes predictable and I have swapped from watching the episodes to having it play while I am writing (I can still watch what is happening but have something else to do during the majority of boredom).
I know a lot of people love this show and I can see why, I just like something more from my programmes.
Ghost whisperer is about a girl called Melinda who has the ability to communicate with spirits who have not yet crossed the wall between life and death.She can also see the spirits and uses her talent to find out why the spirit are left behind and make their family be aware of this fact too.
She risks her life all the time in an attempt of discovering more and more stories and helping people to see the light and as a result releasing their soul to heaven.
This particular program is quite a hit and contains many series although each has different stories to tell.They all get resolved at the end with an happy ending. Melinda is happily married with her husband who works in paramedics as a result ends up doing night shits as well. However he is a very loving, caring husband who understands his wife's mind and her heart and always supports her in her ups and down.
The writer captures a lot of suspense in each episode, a lot of drama, thriller and a good entertainment. He manages to come out with different stories all the time although I consider extending the episodes where Melinda fights more to find out the truth and spirits not listening and coming back after being told not too would enhance the quality of the program.
Melinda carries her role out really well she expresses her feelings very intensively. She also carries the wife role very impressively and she has proved herself to be a good actor.Even though Melinda's husband does not get much lines at times he does carry his role well too.
Overall it is a very good entertainment to watch at night and something different as its not a horror where one keeps dying so it does not scare you as all the episodes end up in a happy ending.
The Ghost Whisperer is about a young wife called Melinda (played Jennifer Love Hewitt from films like I Know What You Did Last Summer) who sees ghosts, but not just any ghosts. They are aggrieved ghosts who were murdered or have some other strong urge not to move over to Heaven, Hell or wherever you believe dead people go. Melinda talks to the ghosts to determine how they died. She also does research to track down the living who played a part in the murder, if there was one.
Almost every episode I have seen has an ending that I could not predict. From the start you and Melinda will probably jump to the same (wrong) conclusions until more evidence comes to light and the ghost has revealed more information. The ghosts often say who killed them, directly or through hints, but even the ghosts can get it wrong because their minds are not in tact. Another time, the murderer was a character who I barely noticed because Melinda had suspected other people.
-Unique murder mystery
Every episode I have seen but one has involved murder. This makes sense because the emotions being murdered would cause are more likely to make you stay on earth than those for theft, affairs, etc. Instead of just relying on evidence or witnesses, Melinda only has one witness- the ghost- and they do not outline everything that caused their demise. They remember bits and bobs at different times, so Melinda helps them remember more when she does research about the situation.
-Ghosts with personality
There is another show called Medium which features a middle-aged mother who helps ghosts crossover after being wronged by the living. In that show the ghosts may appear once or twice, and they look dead or like they are suffering. I prefer Ghost Whisperer's decision to have the ghosts walking around with a pale exterior to show that they are dead. This keeps the pace moving quickly, especially when the ghosts pounce on Melinda from nowhere.
I love when shows have continuity. Instead of a major event or character disappearing without a trace when the episode ends, Melinda and the other main characters may refer or see them again.
Nothing that I can think of.
I can't think of anything that I dislike about the show. When I heard about this and Medium I assumed that they would be the same, but Ghost Whisperer is a much livelier show. The time flies by every time I watch, VERY rarely can I guess the ending, and I like all of the characters. I always watch whenever it is on and never feel like I wasted my time. Every episode is fresh even though almost every one I have watched has been about solving a murder.
(I can only base this on the first series as I have not had the pleasure of anything further yet having only got Freeview at home)
Ghost whisperer is a tv supernatural programme first aired in USA in 2005 and is based around Melinda Gordon played by the gorgeous Jennifer Love Hewitt. Melinda has had the ability to see troubled ghosts from childhood, in fact is a family trait, one which her mother chooses to ignore but her grandmother is the one that helps her understand and use her gift for the better.
In every episode we come across a troubled ghost that needs help to cross over but there is something keeping them here that needs resolving before they do so. Sometimes these are nice ghosts and sometimes they are just really frustrated at their untimely death and are seeking revenge. There is even a ghost dog. Melinda has to try and find out what their anguish is and try and resolve it. Sometimes she sees visions before they actually happen and she has to try and unscramble the puzzle.
Melinda Gordon lives in the fictional town of Grandview with her Paramedic husband Jim Clancy (David Conrad) He knows of her gift and so does her work colleague Andrea who works in the Antique shop that Melinda owns named "The Same As It Never Was ANTIQUES". I must just say the season finale with Andrea is brilliant, a great twist.
Another great part to the story is Romano, who we know as the Man in the Hat (due to his attire) He was an American evil cult leader who lived in Spain, who leads his 100 followers to commit suicide. This suicide pact has made him powerful, and so he has gone to the Dark Side. He is Melinda's nemesis as he tries to trick souls to go with him to the dark side and not follow the light. We aren't fully aware of this in episode one, he just appears every now and then and we sense that he is evil.
I really wish I had Sky if only just to watch this programme. I think the relationship with Melinda and her husband Jim is so real, you really get the feeling that they are so in love with each other. I love how each episode is a different spirit and you have to learn why they are still here and what their story is and how is Melinda going to solve their quandary. I like how we get to know more and more about the past of the main characters and how Melinda helps the troubled souls in the end. There is a fabulous episode where a pair of loved ones have the truth come out when one thinks they have done wrong and in fact he was going behind her back to learn to dance, it ends with Melinda letting the spirit enter her so he can have that final dance. I love it!
I definitely recommend watching if you like the spiritual supernatural type programmes.
Ghost Whisperer is my favourite TV programme. It is on the Living Channel, currently showing Season 5 in the US, and has just finished Season 4 in the UK.
The main character Melinda Gordon is played by the gorgeous Jennifer Love-Hewitt. Melinda has a gift - she can communicate with earthbound spirits (ghosts), who cling to the living because they have unfinished business on earth preventing them from 'crossing over'. Sometimes the ghosts are trying to protect someone still on earth, at other times it seems they may want revenge.
This is where Melinda comes in. She can see and speak to them, and even though it is not initially obvious as to why they have not crossed over, and they are not always helpful - or friendly, Melinda always sorts it out in the end and they go into the light, usually with a few tears.
Melinda is the owner of Same As It Never Was, the town's antique store. She does not wish to openly advertise that she can communicate with ghosts, and it can be difficult for her at times to act as an intermediary and carry on with her life.
Her yummy and very caring husband (where did she find him? - I want one), knows about her gift and how it can take its toll on his wife. He tries to help and protect her as much as he can but worries about her.
Her best friend Delia works for her at the store. Delia did not always know of Melinda's talent, and when Melinda revealed her gift to Delia, she was initially very skeptical. However events happened and even though Delia is not completely comfortable with it, she does now believe in ghosts and in Melinda's gift.
Melinda has shared her secret with her friend Eli James, a psychology professor at Rockland University, who also has a unique gift - he can hear but not see ghosts. They try to work together to help the ghosts cross over into the light.
It all sounds a bit nuts and unbelievable, but the show is really good to watch, and not corny at all. You soon get to love the regular characters, and each episode carries on with their everyday lives with the addition of a new ghost 'client' to cross over.
Jennifer Love-Hewit always looks gorgeous, her hair and make-up is beautiful, and her wardrobe unique and flattering. The town itself, Melinda's antique store and house all make lovely viewing.
All in all, very easy to watch.
This show is shown nearly every day on the Living Channel. I used to watch it a lot but no longer watch it much as the story lines on each episode are just about the same.
Melinda Gordon can see spirits and they communicate with her, she tries to stop them in the show from doing evil things. She does play a strange character at times acting weird in front of the public. Every show you see her going after a spirit and making them understand with human feelings. Would every spirit listen to a human being all the time? Not really well this happens often on this show for some reason!
The endings of the show have also got a little too repetitive if you ask me. The ending of the show always ends up with Melinda making peace with the spirit. Not only this can be noticed but at the start the spirit ends up being bad and then turns good. After watching 12 episodes I hope in the future series they can change that! Its about time a bad spirit on the show actually carries on his impact and not going away because of Melinda.
The show I would say do not let the kids watch as it can scare them. It's generally not that scary to be honest anyway but some spirits do look a little scary. I have enjoyed watching this show but just hope it does carry on the way its going, something fresh is needed with different endings!
Jennifer love-Hewitt plays Melinda, who is a young woman who can communicate with the dead who have yet to pass over. She has a gift that allows her to see these people who have reasons why they have not been able to go in peace. In most cases the spirit is angry and has unfinished business on earth and are following a certain person in limbo and if it wasn't for Melinda they would be following forever.
Some of these spirits can be very disturbing looking so I would advise not to let your children watch this program it will give them a few nightmares, and the way that Melinda reacts to them shows how much a brilliant actress Jennifer is.
I think Jennifer love-Hewitt plays a great part in this program she is a pritty and innocent looking person with a special gift and Jennifer definatley shows this very well in her acting.
The purpose of Melinda is that she helps the spirits by visiting the people that the spirits need to make peace with and explaining that they need to pass over and they are the only people that can help them do that. Each program and spirit situation is different and is great to watch and listen to the stories behind them.
The special effects are very good and the make-up that is used is brilliant on the spirits. They have ensured brilliant story lines and are never repetative.
It is a scary program with a twist of niceness. I has made me jump in parts and has made me feel happy and sad. This is a must watch program and if you like Charmed you will love this. I would definately say to give this program a watch.
Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is a young woman who speaks to the dead. Melinda speaks to the earth bound spirits that for some reason have unfinished 'business' that needs to be dealt with before they can go into 'the light.' There is something in this however that tends to stay the same which is generally the spirits are angry/ usually scary as well and then once talked calm down then the problems get solved.
Although, this part of the story stays the same the ghost and there past always changes.
To some people this may sound a really weird and unbelievable program. But although unbelievable it is a really good program and the new series has now started which is great.
Another great thing about the program is also the relationship elinda shares with her husband Jim (David Conrad). They have great chemisrty between them and a lot of twist and turns in it (don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it.)
An episode lasts around an hour (including breaks). And the new ones (and old) are played on Living TV.
Overall, great program and I would strongly recommend it.
Having grown up with frankenstein, Dracula and werewolves. I am a total fan of ghost whisperers. Its obviously not as scary as Dracula, but I just love anything to do with witches, warlocks and the paranormal. I am just loving the new series at the moment were Jim has jumped into someone elses body and it is full of many moments as you think will he or won't he realise who he is. For those of you who don't know what this series is about, it is about a women who can see the dead and tries to help them resolve their issues so they can cross over into the light. The effects are good and the stories traditionally had a happy ending, but we are seeing this change slightly in the newer episodes as Belinda wonders if Jims spirit will ever realise who he is. If you liked charmed you will love this. Whilst Belinda does not go out having scraps with demons like they did, she fronts up to some pretty scary ghosts.
Ghost Whisperer is about a woman who can see the dead.
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I was a huge fan of Charmed (three sisters who are witches) and after it finished (8 series on) I was alittle lost of what to fill my need of unrealistic drama, preferably with a ghostly/magic twist.
Then I stumbled on Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The basis is Melinda (JLH) who can see ghosts that are trapped here, and so helps them cross over. And in her words "to tell you my story, I have to tell you theirs"
Each episode brings us a bit more of Melinda's story, by watching her helping the unfortunate souls that come to her for help.
Yes each episode runs along the same lines. Ghost comes, Melinda worries and screams, then sorts out the problem for the ghost to 'go into the light' BUT the story of Melinda, her husband and friends comes out a little more each episode, and keeps you hooked.
And then you reach the current series (four), and they throw a nasty little twist into the structure, which is a huge improvement. The twist almost made me cry! (i'm not going to say it here in case people are watching the show and aren't up to date yet)
I actually came into the show at the beginning of series three. I borrowed series one from a friend who had it on DVD, and am currently catching up with series two on Virgin 1 (monday night at 9pm) as well as watching series four on Living TV on a Tuesday night at 9pm.
The friend lent me series one actually watches this show with her 10year old daughter, so although sometimes bits can be quite scary and make you jump, it's not too bad.
I'd recommend this show to anyone with a liking for paranormal things
The Ghost Whisperer is a programme that is based around the life of Melinda Gordon who owns an antiques shop in Grandview, New York. What makes Melinda different from normal people is that she can speak with the dead.
The episodes are around 50 minutes long and usually consist of a ghost coming to Melinda for help and she has to unravel the mystery of the ghost's past and help them to cross over.
I love this show, it's very emotional and I always end up in tears whilst watching it.
The format of the programme is quite repetitive and almost every episode ends up the same.... Melinda in tears, being thanked by the ghosts family for helping the ghost to cross over. Ghost goes into the light and everyone cries. During these episodes there is usually a little sub plot which eventually builds up and leads you to the Season Finale.
Even though every episode is pretty much the same old story I do really enjoy it and always have my kleenex ready.
Melinda is played by Jennifer Love Hewitt and I find she plays the role very well and love the way that each season you find out more and more about her and her past, how she deals with her 'gift', her relationship with her mother etc. I also think its quite funny how a lot of the local folk think she is a bit weird as she is often seen talking to herself!
David Conrad plays Jim Clancy, Melinda's husband who has to put up with his fair share of grief from Melinda's gift.
I am really not into spoilers so that is all you will get from me I am afraid!
Even though the format is the same it is a really enjoyable programme and even my partner likes it so it can't be THAT girly.
Season 1, 2 and 3 are currently available to buy from most reputable retailers for between £20 - £30 with Season 4 being released in September of this year.
You can also catch the programme on Living TV on Tuesdays @ 9pm!
'Ghost Whisperer' stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon. Melinda is able to speak to the spirits of those that have died. She lives in a small town, is married to Jim and owns an antique shop (as the opening of the programme tells you!).
I started to watch 'Ghost Whisperer' quite late into the programme. I have just caught up with the re-runs!
Each programme consists of Melinda coming into contact with a spirit that needs to get a message to their loved ones who they have left behind, or other people that they need to speak to. After the message has been delivered the spirits then can cross over into the 'light'.
Melinda has had this gift from being a child. Her grandmother nurtured her and taught her how to handle the gift, but her mother did not and was angry that Melinda had the gift and that her mother was teaching her how to control and handle the gift of speaking to spirits. Her grandmother also had the gift. Throughout the programmes there are references made to how Melinda was brought up and how her mother tried to stop Melinda from talking and performing her gift in front of her. The tension is always there between them.
Throughout the programmes there is also the reference to an unknown being who is taking the spirits over to a 'darker' side and away from the light. Melinda is trying to help the spirits to stay away from him and go into the 'light', but this does not always happen as a few have decided that the light is not for them!
This is a fantastic programme and really has you hooked (at least it does me!). Even my partner has got really interested in it, and that is saying something, as he is really hard to please when it comes to tv programmes. He is not a tv fan, but he sits down to watch this with me!
The programme can be seen on Virgin 1 (freeview) on Monday nights at 9pm and it is repeated on Virgin +1 at 10pm on Monday nights. The earlier programmes (if you need to catch up!) can be seen on Sunday's at 4pm on E4.
I love anything that is a little bit different, and this quenches my thirst. It is not a scary programme, as you know that it will come good in the end (well most of the time), but i have been known to jump a couple of times when not expecting what happened!
Ghost Whisperer stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and is now airing its 4th season on Living tv with the 5th season due to start filming soon.
Hewitt stars as Melinda Gordon who has the ability to see and speak with spirits that have not yet passed into the light. The spirits that Melinda see's all have unfishished business and she takes it upon herself to help them cross over and find peace. The ability was passed down to her from her Grandmother. Some of the spirits she has helped in the past have had some deep, dark stories and we see Melinda risking her life plenty of times to help them.
I have loved every series of this so far and im enjoying series 4 a lot at the minute. Each one comes up with new and exciting storylines for all of the main cast.
Although each season has a story that runs the whole way through, each episode can be watched as a stand alone as it normally concentrates on a different spirit story each week with a run up to a big story at the end of the series. I think its is great for anyone who cant religiously watch every episode like i do.
This show is unlike anything we have on our screens at the moment. Its very dark and mysterious, but its also really funny in parts and i find myself falling in love with the new characters as they are added. Although its a dark programme, i dont think its exactly scary so its aimed at a big age range. My 11 year old cousin watches it too.
Ive seen a couple of Jennifer Love Hewitt's films before and didnt think she was a great actress but she has definitly proved me wrong with this show. The writers went to her specifically with the script and i really do think she was perfect for the role.
Ghost Whisperer is a brilliant supernatural US series about Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who has just recently got married to her wonderful fire-fighter fiancé, Jim (David Conrad), and has moved to a lovely new house to start their lives as newlyweds together. Although life sounds perfect, Melinda has a gift that puts a lot of pressure on her life and relationship - she is able to see ghosts, or dead people. These ghosts are still earthbound and are unable to cross over to the other side for various reasons such as wanting to say goodbye to a loved one, revenge or unfinished business. Melinda sees these ghosts or they come to her for help in getting them to cross over into the light. Melinda often has to reach out to the dead person's family or friends to help them come to terms with their loss and a strange woman coming into your house trying to tell you that she can see and speak to someone you knew and loved who is now dead, is obviously going to be a bit unbelievable. Melinda therefore has lots of struggles to get these people to believe her so that the ghost can eventually pass over and be at rest.
Melinda inherited this gift from her grandmother when she was only a little girl and she has had to come to terms with the fact that she is different. She rarely sees her mother because of her gift but her husband is the rock that she depends on, although Jim sometimes finds it hard as she can become so involved in these ghosts and their family's lives.
There is a general storyline to follow revolving around Melinda and Jim's lives but each episode has a different main story and a different ghost so you don't really need to have watched it from the beginning and you will understand what's going on in each new episode.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is a brilliant actress and I'm sure any guy will love the show purely because she stars in it (as my husband does!). The way she acts is just so to perfection and feminine. Even though she has this amazing gift that should make her strong and brave, she is still always scared of some of the more dangerous ghosts and her character is so lovely that you can't help but feel sorry for her but love her at the same time. All she wants to do is to help people, dead or alive, and she will go to any lengths to do this no matter what harm may come to her.
I love all supernatural type shows and this is one of my favourite ones, along with Supernatural. Each story is exciting, contains lots of emotions and gets you really involved and it's very different to any other US series. There are often some very sad and moving parts when the family are speaking to their lost one through Melinda that often reduces me to tears.
The only query I have about it is that it is a little questionable and strange how there are so many ghosts in the tiny town that she lives in!
This is a brilliant US series and if you're into supernatural and ghost genres then you should definitely give this watch as there's nothing to dislike and I love it.
A deep, haunting, show in which Jennifer Love Hewitt portrays sexy spirit communicator Melinda Gordon, a resident of small, spooky, town Grandview.
Melinda has inherited the power and duty to interact with spirits of the dead and help them crossover into the light. However, there is of course complications along the way. Supporting Melinda with her ghostly tasks are her husband Jim (David Conrad) and close friend Delia (Camryn Manheim).
The show is regularly emotional but also holds a certain entertainment factor with the occasional comedic moment. I myself find it largely enjoyable with storylines reaching an understandable level of human issues and feelings, making the scenarios easy to sympathize with.
I recommend this show to anyone who enjoys shows of a dramatic or slightly paranormal nature, many will enjoy it while others simply won't; but it's just personal prefernce. However, it is easy to like so I suggest you give it a try.