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Topic: Ghosts (2021)

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A struggling young couple's dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful house in the country, only to find out it's falling apart and haunted by the ghosts of previous residents.

I came across this show as I was looking for shows that star the delightful Rose McIver who was the zombie doctor who worked in the Coroners Office in IZombie for 5 seasons.  I also notice this show in end credits has an association with the BBC. It seems the show is a US remake of a 2019 3 season BBC show with almost identical characters. I have not seen the UK show but it seems to have got good reviews

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi … pernatural

Any way I have watched the first 6 eps of the 2021 US remake and sorry to say it is painful ( atleast at the moment, maybe rewatching will make it better) This seems to be a show the Americans just can not do & I do not think it has done Rose McIver   any good. She deserves better

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The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:

The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard


The mansion is fine in the 2021 remake its just the character acting. I want to cringe when I think of it.
It sounds like it would have been better for the BBC to sell the UK show to the US rather than the rights to make their own version

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merc wrote:
Wizard wrote:

The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard


The mansion is fine in the 2021 remake its just the character acting. I want to cringe when I think of it.
It sounds like it would have been better for the BBC to sell the UK show to the US rather than the rights to make their own version

You can watch the UK series on HBOMAX, if anyone is interested cool

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I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

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merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

Rose McIver does a good job with what the show gives her to work with here on Ghosts. Admittedly she got a charm to her, similar to Lucy Hale [who's current on Ragdoll, incidentally]. That may be as it is, I however have not seen Rose in much. I liked her in the A Christmas Prince Universe of movies on NETFLIX, that and Woke are really all I know her from.

I hear she was the Yellow Ranger or something though.  cool

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merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

The UK version is quite different from the US version,

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Patrician wrote:
merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

The UK version is quite different from the US version,

explain. not my impression. almost the same characters eg the scout with the arrow in his neck. I think I prefer the American version as Rose McIver makes it

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merc wrote:
Patrician wrote:
merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

The UK version is quite different from the US version,

explain. not my impression. almost the same characters eg the scout with the arrow in his neck. I think I prefer the American version as Rose McIver makes it

I've watched all of the UK one and I like it.  I've only watched the first few minutes of episode one of the US one, which may not be enough, but I don't know if I'll bother.  Excuse the pun, but I don't think they've caught the spirit of it.  It felt a bit... off.  Maybe the comedy is too British?  It just didn't feel... right.

2020.  Meh.

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graybags wrote:
merc wrote:
Patrician wrote:
merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

The UK version is quite different from the US version,

explain. not my impression. almost the same characters eg the scout with the arrow in his neck. I think I prefer the American version as Rose McIver makes it

I've watched all of the UK one and I like it.  I've only watched the first few minutes of episode one of the US one, which may not be enough, but I don't know if I'll bother.  Excuse the pun, but I don't think they've caught the spirit of it.  It felt a bit... off.  Maybe the comedy is too British?  It just didn't feel... right.

hehe I dont like either of them. The "offness" you say is in the UK version also , just better concealed,  its the very idea of the show and the characters. The only bit I liked in both was the poor departed plague  victims in the basement. Fine humour in both cases.

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graybags wrote:
merc wrote:
Patrician wrote:
merc wrote:

I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look

The UK version is quite different from the US version,

explain. not my impression. almost the same characters eg the scout with the arrow in his neck. I think I prefer the American version as Rose McIver makes it

I've watched all of the UK one and I like it.  I've only watched the first few minutes of episode one of the US one, which may not be enough, but I don't know if I'll bother.  Excuse the pun, but I don't think they've caught the spirit of it.  It felt a bit... off.  Maybe the comedy is too British?  It just didn't feel... right.

I've watched all three series of the UK and the 10 Eps of the US that have been broadcast. I'm of the opinion that the UK has a more rounded cast of characters with smarter, faster paced and darker humor... just a all-around stronger program.

That being the case and though I am a huge fan of Charlotte Ritchie (she was amazing in Call the Midwife), there is just a charm to Rose McIver and the US adaptation seems to have built the bulk of this incarnation around that charm. Possibly to the detriment to the program, as it seems drawn attention from what in the UK is truly an ensemble, but I am willing to keep the US on my watch list... thought I guess we'll have see if CBS shares my casual amusement with the US version cool

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Am I the only one still watching this US version?

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I'm still watching. 

I think it's more watchable than most of the other sitcoms out there, but honestly that may just be because Rose McIver is there.

It's a show that if I don't have enough time to watch today, I'll watch it later and not feel like I missed out.

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Phenjamin wrote:

I'm still watching. 

I think it's more watchable than most of the other sitcoms out there, but honestly that may just be because Rose McIver is there.

It's a show that if I don't have enough time to watch today, I'll watch it later and not feel like I missed out.

yes she is a real gem surprisingly she has been in so few shows. The only one I know is iZombie

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merc wrote:
Phenjamin wrote:

I'm still watching. 

I think it's more watchable than most of the other sitcoms out there, but honestly that may just be because Rose McIver is there.

It's a show that if I don't have enough time to watch today, I'll watch it later and not feel like I missed out.

yes she is a real gem surprisingly she has been in so few shows. The only one I know is iZombie

Agreed on the McIver of it all... but even she had a job of salvaging that last Ep.

Feels like the writers don't know what to do with all the elements they have... like sometimes they just jump from vignette to vignette with little real comedy while at the same time attempting to set up some larger universe. Very little of which the BBC One series had to do to be consistently hysterical.

Also, I'm not sure if it's COVID but several of the GHOSTS just disappear (no pun intended) for an episode or two just to reappear later... that's not a negative necessarily but more of a continuity assessment, as it's noticeable  hmm

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just up to date watching this show. Not as bad as I thought it was.

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merc wrote:

just up to date watching this show. Not as bad as I thought it was.

It's still not half as good as the original UK version but it is settling into a decent flow... The guest-stars are a help, I can't recall the last time I saw Mark Linn-Baker or Rob Huebel... and Enrico Colantoni, what a treat!

I'd say the US show has gone from 2 STARs to almost 5 STARs, however that is 5 out of 10 STARs tongue Mayhaps it will keep climbing and for that I do hope!

FYI if any of y'all are UK GHOSTS fans HBOMAX dropped that series' 2021 Christmas Episode just a little while back!

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The bit I like about the show are the plague victims in the cellar and in particular that lady who went up stairs for an episode