Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ghost Whisperer

This series premiered in September 2005, but I don't think I saw very many (if any) episodes until late last year when I quit driving a taxicab full-time.

The title certainly intrigued me, however, and I placed it in the back of my memory banks for a time when I could be home to watch it.

For the past year (and a touch more), I have had my television tuned in to CBS on Friday nights at 8pm EST. That's when it airs. I have loved it!

Wonderful interaction between the main characters, intricate and finely-woven story lines, and 'happy ending' resolutions. (I'm a happy endings type of gal.)

Are you familiar with the premise of the story? Melinda Gordon (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt) has the ability to see, hear, and communicate with 'ghosts' ... people who have died, but who have been unable to "cross over" due to some sort or another of unfinished business. They come to her for help.

Last week Jim, her husband - a paramedic, was accidentally shot and subsequently died (a blood clot). They had an extraordinarily close and loving relationship, and had been recently trying to conceive a child. The episode was particularly shocking to me, and I didn't know if I even wanted to watch another!

Nevertheless I did - last night - watch when, at the very end of the episode, Jim (who doesn't want to 'cross over' and leave Melinda) 'jumps into' a just pronounced dead man's body (whose soul has already left him and crossed over).

I mean, how weird is that?!? I might watch one more episode next Friday, but I'm very much afraid that this series has lost a fan. It's getting too 'far out' for me!

There's a ton of information out there if you want to Google "Ghost Whisperer - TV" or look it up in Wikipedia.


Tammy said...

That IS weird.....

It won't be a show I EVER watch.

Goldenrod said...

Yeah, I mean to tell you that is EXtra weird! I'll probably watch one more episode, and then I betcha I'll be off to less possibly nightmare-provoking shows! I'm somewhat ticked, actually, that they have chosen to go this route. It's all because of the ratings, no doubt, but still!! Ugh!!! (Apologies to all of you out there who might be 'really weird' aficionados.)

Craig Peihopa said...

I used to watch the show, just to look at Jennifer Love Hewitt, I love her smile. I enjoyed the story lines but I think I enjoyed it more thinking about how I would act if such an ability was available to me? It isn't but I have met people who know and say things that reach way beyond my capacity to understand fully, things they would not normally know.

I am intrigued by those stories.

Goldenrod said...

As was I, Craig, "intrigued" by those stories. Do you not agree that perhaps they have now gone 'too far'?

Craig Peihopa said...

I think they have changed some of the original writers and that has diminished the show certainly

Goldenrod said...

You say you watch the show there, Craig ... what time does it come on? And what day? Just curious. There's a 15-hour time difference between where you and I live.