Have You Watched the Show “Ghosted”? (My Thoughts)

I probably shouldn’t recommend this half-hour comedy show to you, because there’s only one season from 2017, and there is no second season. But I’m enjoying the first and only season so much as a light lunchtime show that I think it’s worth writing about.

Like many first seasons, Ghosted takes a few episodes to figure out what it is. It starts out with a heavy focus on a mystery regarding Adam Scott’s wife, then it transitions to an episodic supernatural show. These early episodes are entertaining: They feel a bit like Fringe or X-Files, but shorter and consistently funny.

But then, halfway through its 16-episode run, things take a turn for the normal, and the show becomes must-see TV. It essentially becomes The Office, but set in an organization that examines unexplainable phenomenon. The supernatural elements take a back seat to the cast, including the background characters (who are almost non-existent in the first 8 episodes).

The result is comedic gold. For example, there’s an episode where an alleged psychic tells the staff that someone will die on their commute home, and the entire episode is about the staff deciding and debating whether or not they should go home (and tracking those who do). There’s a potential love story that defies every trope we’ve come to expect from sitcoms. There are random anecdotes shared by the secondary characters that are laugh-out-loud hilarious. The list goes on.

I highly recommend Ghosted. We’re about to watch the final episode, and I wish there were more, but I’m grateful that we at least have this season. Let me know what you think if you check it out!

2 thoughts on “Have You Watched the Show “Ghosted”? (My Thoughts)”

  1. I actually think a one season show can be really good. Firefly and Cowboy Bebop are both excellent, and in the case of Bebop, I don’t really like Anime that much. I might have to check this show out!

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    • That’s true! I just know I would gladly watch more of Ghosted, and based on the story so far, I think the writers wanted more time.

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