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25th Oct '13 1:31:11 PM Lullabee
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[[caption-width:280: "It's complicated."]]

--->Who says romance is dead?

Suzy Darling is having a rough few days. She just walked out on her [[YourCheatingHeart unfaithful husband]], Steve, taking her children with her to her newly bought penthouse. The penthouse is beautiful with a lovely balcony and it's right next to her dental practice.

Just one problem: It's haunted by the ghost of [[PunkRock Nerve]] frontman, Henry Mallet, whom Suzy alone can see and hear. Suzy has to juggle dealing with Henry's antics and demands, raising her children, settling into her new place, running her dental practice, and dodging Steve's attempts to in turn sabotage her new life and woo her back.

''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. It aired for two series, before its cancellation in 2011.

Not to be confused with ''SpiritedAway''.

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This series provides examples of:
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Presumably what happens to [[spoiler:ghosts who get into the taxis]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: For all the times they fight and bicker, Suzy and Henry have more of these moments as the series goes on.
* {{Backstory}}: Much of the show revolves around discovering Henry's past.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Henry saving the kids from Apollo.]]
* BlackComedy
* CharacterTics: Suzy has a distinctive fake laugh that crops up whenever someone surprises her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Henry. Being invisible makes it easy to snark at everyone.
* DepravedDentist: Suzy isn't really, but after her husband's friends tell her they aren't interested in being friends with her now that she's separated from Steve...
-->"I am a very good dentist, but if you make an appointment with me, I will ''destroy'' your teeth. [[CheshireCatGrin In ways you cannot begin to imagine.]]"
* EroticDream: Both played seriously and for laughs.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Henry, a bit.
* GhostAmnesia: At the start, Henry suffered from this, though his memory has been coming back.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: [[TitledAfterTheSong After rock songs.]]
* ISeeDeadPeople: Suzy. [[spoiler: Ghosts can see other ghosts.]]
* IntangibleMan: Henry, along with...
* InvisibleMainCharacter: Henry again, to everyone but Suzy.
* JacobMarleyApparel
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Steve, who seems sympathetic for about a half hour of the first episode.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Henry, once he starts warming up to the Darlings.
* {{Kuudere}}: Suzy, whom Steve's friends call a "robot", but [[spoiler:Henry]] calls "sweet".
* NoodleIncident: Pineapple doughnut
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Henry Mallet
* OppositesAttract: The ghost of a punk rocker from the late 1970s/early 1980s and a straight-laced single-mother dentist.
* ParentalNeglect: Suzy, in an early episode.
* ParentWithNewParamour: The kids never learn of Suzy's liasons, but Verity gets embarrassed by Steve's relationship with [[spoiler:Verity's teacher]].
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Ghosts can apparently connect to the living's dreams.
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler: Apollo. In ''spades''.]]
* ShrineToTheFallen: The Elysium gets one for Henry from his fans.
* SupernaturalSoapOpera
* TakingTheKids: Suzy did this when she left Steve.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. Jonquil, Suzy's sister, is a therapist. [[spoiler:Not a very good one, considering some of Jonquil's actions, though.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The preview at the end of episode five is an {{egregious}} example.
* UnfinishedBusiness: Often speculated in-universe for the reason why Henry's still around. No one's sure what the unfinished business is, though.
* VictoryPose: Suzy has one, the pose a gymnast pulls upon landing a jump.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Steve's interactions with Elvis and Verity. It never goes well.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Adam
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[[caption-width:280: "It's complicated."]]

--->Who says romance is dead?

Suzy Darling is having a rough few days. She just walked out on her [[YourCheatingHeart unfaithful husband]], Steve, taking her children with her to her newly bought penthouse. The penthouse is beautiful with a lovely balcony and it's right next to her dental practice.

Just one problem: It's haunted by the ghost of [[PunkRock Nerve]] frontman, Henry Mallet, whom Suzy alone can see and hear. Suzy has to juggle dealing with Henry's antics and demands, raising her children, settling into her new place, running her dental practice, and dodging Steve's attempts to in turn sabotage her new life and woo her back.

''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. It aired for two series, before its cancellation in 2011.

Not to be confused with ''SpiritedAway''.

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This series provides examples of:
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Presumably what happens to [[spoiler:ghosts who get into the taxis]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: For all the times they fight and bicker, Suzy and Henry have more of these moments as the series goes on.
* {{Backstory}}: Much of the show revolves around discovering Henry's past.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Henry saving the kids from Apollo.]]
* BlackComedy
* CharacterTics: Suzy has a distinctive fake laugh that crops up whenever someone surprises her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Henry. Being invisible makes it easy to snark at everyone.
* DepravedDentist: Suzy isn't really, but after her husband's friends tell her they aren't interested in being friends with her now that she's separated from Steve...
-->"I am a very good dentist, but if you make an appointment with me, I will ''destroy'' your teeth. [[CheshireCatGrin In ways you cannot begin to imagine.]]"
* EroticDream: Both played seriously and for laughs.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Henry, a bit.
* GhostAmnesia: At the start, Henry suffered from this, though his memory has been coming back.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: [[TitledAfterTheSong After rock songs.]]
* ISeeDeadPeople: Suzy. [[spoiler: Ghosts can see other ghosts.]]
* IntangibleMan: Henry, along with...
* InvisibleMainCharacter: Henry again, to everyone but Suzy.
* JacobMarleyApparel
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Steve, who seems sympathetic for about a half hour of the first episode.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Henry, once he starts warming up to the Darlings.
* {{Kuudere}}: Suzy, whom Steve's friends call a "robot", but [[spoiler:Henry]] calls "sweet".
* NoodleIncident: Pineapple doughnut
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Henry Mallet
* OppositesAttract: The ghost of a punk rocker from the late 1970s/early 1980s and a straight-laced single-mother dentist.
* ParentalNeglect: Suzy, in an early episode.
* ParentWithNewParamour: The kids never learn of Suzy's liasons, but Verity gets embarrassed by Steve's relationship with [[spoiler:Verity's teacher]].
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Ghosts can apparently connect to the living's dreams.
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler: Apollo. In ''spades''.]]
* ShrineToTheFallen: The Elysium gets one for Henry from his fans.
* SupernaturalSoapOpera
* TakingTheKids: Suzy did this when she left Steve.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. Jonquil, Suzy's sister, is a therapist. [[spoiler:Not a very good one, considering some of Jonquil's actions, though.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The preview at the end of episode five is an {{egregious}} example.
* UnfinishedBusiness: Often speculated in-universe for the reason why Henry's still around. No one's sure what the unfinished business is, though.
* VictoryPose: Suzy has one, the pose a gymnast pulls upon landing a jump.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Steve's interactions with Elvis and Verity. It never goes well.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Adam
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21st Jun '13 6:19:55 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. It aired for two series, before [[TooGoodToLast its cancellation in 2011]].

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''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. It aired for two series, before [[TooGoodToLast its cancellation in 2011]].
2011.
5th Mar '13 10:16:57 PM Separator
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* NoodleIncident: Pineapple doughnut
25th Nov '12 9:14:48 AM s4karuna
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* FridgeBrilliance: If you weren't spoiled by the trailer, [[spoiler: episode six]] is full of this once you know the TwistEnding.
17th Oct '12 8:26:22 AM Nohbody
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* VictoryPose: Suzy has one, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome the pose a gymnast pulls upon landing a jump]].

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* VictoryPose: Suzy has one, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome the pose a gymnast pulls upon landing a jump]].jump.
6th Dec '11 2:28:56 PM fruitstripegum
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Not to be confused with ''SpiritedAway''.
6th Nov '11 1:35:32 AM filia85
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''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced It's already been green-lit for a second season.]]

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''Spirited'' is an Australian {{dramedy}} on W Channel starring Claudia Karvan, Matt King, and Rodger Corser. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced It's already been green-lit It aired for a second season.]]
two series, before [[TooGoodToLast its cancellation in 2011]].
28th Apr '11 5:57:38 PM Prfnoff
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The preview at the end of episode five is a particularly [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame egregious]] example.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The preview at the end of episode five is a particularly [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame egregious]] an {{egregious}} example.
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