Nostalgia Friday: Ghost Whisperer (TV show)
As you know, here at Bucket of Awesome, we love Buffy and Charmed and all those badass 1990’s-early 2000’s TV shows. They have fun dated fashions, paranormal mysteries, ladies fighting evil, kicking ass, falling in love—all our favorite things. Ghost Whisperer is another one of these but with its own spin, of course.
Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as a happily married woman who owns an adorable antique store in a Hart of Dixie, Gilmore Girls, looking town (except with far fewer regulars). In this adorable suburb of some city Jennifer Love Hewitt helps ghosts address their unresolved issues, get closure for their families, and crosses over these “earth-bound spirits”. I love that she is happily married and that her husband is incredibly supportive of her adventures. It is so refreshing to see a female character whose struggles are not of the romantic variety.
Each episode has a familiar formula to it, someone dies, there’s a ghost, it might seem evil but it’s just confused or upset. J-Love (can we call her that?) helps while strutting around in fabulous, fashionable, Victorian inspired, half-naked, early-2000’s ensemble. Then she has to confide in some strangers that she talks to ghosts, the ghost crosses-over into The Light, and we get some emotionally rewarding ending where things wrap up nicely possibly while a pop song plays. There are of course over-arching stories lines and some other great characters that stick around for a season or two. But really this show is all about comfort. It is all the comforting entertainment of paranormal mysteries with none of the heart-wrenching storylines…okay maybe one or two…but really this is more like a fun guilty pleasure show. Grab a glass of wine, some popcorn, tissues, and have a date night in with yourself. This is the perfect show if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, or want a comfort show but also something you haven’t seen before.