Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What I’m Watching: Ghosts

Ghosts: Season 1, Episode 4 “Dinner Party” (B+)

I wasn’t sure exactly where this was all going to be heading, but it turned out that this dinner party was quite a success, with the uninvited guests proving to be quite helpful after initially causing quite a distraction. The fact that Pete was concerned that Sam couldn’t hear him anymore and then insisted on bothering her while everyone was talking so loudly and annoyingly was humorous, and I also like that Jay, who at this point has to be convinced that Sam is really talking to ghosts because of all the information she knows, calls him “Arrow Guy,” which he doesn’t find to be the best representation of his personality and what he brings to the table. When Sam told him that she wasn’t even alive in the 80s, I had to check because I was pretty sure Rose McIver and I are the same age – 34 – meaning that she too was born in 1988. It really is handy having them there to fill in the details she needs to win over powerful neighbors, and especially to provide gossip that helped them turn the tables so that they could get those permits worked on to open the inn that all the ghosts don’t actually want them to open. The excitable Trevor was quite offended by not being invited to the party, and he was all too willing to accept Hetty’s explanation that any party needed a significant snub in order to be considered truly memorable. It’s unlikely that’s the last time that he’ll be left out like that and then gullibly get over it.

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