Monday, December 19, 2022

What I'm Watching: Ghosts

Ghosts: Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10 “The Christmas Spirit” (B+)

I like that there’s an easy way for the ghosts to possess humans but that it’s never going to go as planned, leading to memorable hijinks. It was clear from the start that, even under the unlikely event that Eric was open to hosting Trevor so that Bela could be with him in human form, things weren’t going to go according to plan, but I expected Trevor to end up in another host or have someone else in Eric’s body. Instead, it was great fun to watch Rose McIver do her best Thor impression, which somehow managed not to tip off either Jay or Bela for an incredible amount of time. Fortunately, Eric’s brief time as a ghost was quickly reversed by Thor using his electrical powers to jolt him back to life. I’m a fan of Andrew Leeds from his role on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and he recently appeared in “The Patient” as Steve Carell’s son. It’s fun that Bela knows about the ghosts and could return again in the future, and she did a good job of helping to soften Thor a bit by having him open the present Sam had gotten for him. I appreciated the subplot of Isaac not being able to kiss Nigel, and how realizing that his wife had made sure to dress him in his uniform even after he wasn’t able to be a perfect husband to her encouraged him to finally make a move. Hetty’s enthusiasm for the lumberjack video was entertaining, as was her episode-ending moment of passion with a perfectly willing Trevor.

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