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The Dead are talking... and she's listening
Member Name: blazeybug
Date: 02/07/09, updated on 02/07/09 (18 review reads)
Advantages: Good soppy programme
Disadvantages: Plot is similiar every episode
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!
Summary: Give it a go... you might like it!