History YMMV / GhostWhisperer

17th Jul '15 3:34:23 AM fearlessnikki
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* BaseBreaker: Delia joining in Season 2. Some saw her as a ReplacementScrappy for Andrea, while others liked the idea of a skeptic as a main character.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Out of Melinda's many partners in crime across the series, Andrea seems to be the fan-favourite.


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* NeverLiveItDown:
** From the way people talk about Melinda's wardrobe, you'd think she spent every episode in her underwear.
** The show also got a reputation for all the ghosts of the week appearing villainous but always being revealed to have been misunderstood or innocent. While that does happen a lot, there are plenty of villainous ghosts. Notable is "Friendly Neighbourhood Ghost" where the old man turns out to have been an abusive parent, and "The Last Execution" where he confesses that he ''did'' commit murder.
7th May '15 12:17:54 AM Cindylover1969
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** In "Bad Blood," the father who's being haunted by a pair of ghosts [[spoiler: hoping to drive him and his daughter to their deaths, as they did with all the previous tenants - as they love playing those kind of sick games, they join the very short list of ghosts who ''don't'' go into the light -]] gets one when he[[spoiler: brings their games to a (temporary) end by blowing up the house. As the male ghost says before it all goes boom, "Well played."]]
7th Dec '14 11:28:16 AM PersonalPOV
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[Series/AmericanHorrorStory Evan Peters]] as a ghost [[spoiler: who eventually goes into the light]] in a season 5 episode after his role in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', where he played another ghost.
16th Nov '14 10:26:54 PM Cindylover1969
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* MomentOfAwesome: Melinda gets one in the climax of the season one finale, when [[spoiler: she convinces almost all the ghosts resulting from the plane crash to go into the light - one of the very few people to stick with Romano, a female flight attendant, goes over in a season two episode - with so many going through at once that it actually becomes visible to Melinda (and the audience) for the first time in the series.]]
4th Nov '14 2:48:57 AM IchigoMontoya
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Melinda a well-meaning woman trying to help the living and the dead? Or is she just a nosey person sticking her fingers in everyone's pies?
** [[TakeAThirdOption Both.]]
* CanonSue: Melinda. Beautiful, popular, unique, born with semi-magical powers, barely a single character flaw, wants to help everyone, happily married, difficult childhood... the list goes on.
** There's an ION network commercial for the show which consists almost entirely of various characters and the narrator gushing about how awesome she is.
** TropesAreNotBad: YMMV of course, despite being overly optimistic and ideal, characters like Melinda can still be viable for shows like this. Her "purity" might get dull after a while, but her character is not really one you would hate.
* RelationshipSue: YMMV (naturally), but does Jim exist for any other reason than to be handsome and tell Melinda how wonderful she is?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Melinda a well-meaning woman trying to help the living and the dead? Or is she just a nosey nosy person sticking her fingers in everyone's pies?
** [[TakeAThirdOption Both.]]
* CanonSue: Melinda. Beautiful, popular, unique, born with semi-magical powers, barely a single character flaw, wants to help everyone, happily married, difficult childhood... the list goes on.
** There's an ION network commercial for the show which consists almost entirely of various characters and the narrator gushing about how awesome she is.
** TropesAreNotBad: YMMV of course, despite being overly optimistic and ideal, characters like Melinda can still be viable for shows like this. Her "purity" might get dull after a while, but her character is not really one you would hate.
* RelationshipSue: YMMV (naturally), but does Jim exist for any other reason than to be handsome and tell Melinda how wonderful she is?
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The cynical watcher (not ''The'' Watcher, although he is pretty snarky) would say that almost every episode qualifies these days, largely because the plot must sometimes twist itself into painful knots to make everyone blameless so they can stand around teary-eyed and bask in The Light.
* TearJerker
* UnfortunateImplications: I'm not sure if this fits, but something about the episode with the autistic person who "got better" (a person's "limitations" are eliminated in the spirit world) in spirit form felt odd. No physically or mentally disabled ghosts have been seen since, though.
** It was either that or suggesting that the mentally disabled have 'damaged souls'. [[{{unwinnable}} Sometimes you can't win]].
** It can be painful/annoying to have a mental disorder; keeping it in the afterlife can be [[FridgeHorror cruel]].
** The only major character to die and ''stay'' dead? [[spoiler:[[BlackDudeDiesFirst Andrea.]]]]
10th May '14 9:24:27 AM Silverblade2
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* MarySue: Melinda. Beautiful, popular, unique, born with semi-magical powers, barely a single character flaw, wants to help everyone, happily married, difficult childhood... the list goes on.

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* MarySue: CanonSue: Melinda. Beautiful, popular, unique, born with semi-magical powers, barely a single character flaw, wants to help everyone, happily married, difficult childhood... the list goes on.
11th Mar '13 7:20:31 AM ZeronoKamen
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Jamie Kennedy as a professor. Especially given [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfzThMe7bBM this]] little incident.
23rd May '12 11:10:20 PM FlyingGuillotine
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** YourMileageMayVary: series with regular happy endings are rare these days, and they still have their fans.
2nd Feb '12 12:52:06 AM aShortFazedHovel
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** The only major character to die and ''stay'' dead? [[spoiler:[[BlackDudeDiesFirst Andrea.]]]]
27th Dec '11 11:25:33 AM SavvyAngel
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The cynical watcher (not ''The'' Watcher, although he is pretty snarky) would say that almost every episode qualifies these days, largely because the plot must sometimes twist itself into painful knots to make everyone blameless so they can stand around teary-eyed and bask in The Light.
** YourMileageMayVary: series with regular happy endings are rare these days, and they still have their fans.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: The cynical watcher (not ''The'' Watcher, although he is pretty snarky) would say that almost every episode qualifies these days, largely because the plot must sometimes twist itself into painful knots to make everyone blameless so they can stand around teary-eyed and bask in The Light.
** YourMileageMayVary: series with regular happy endings are rare these days, and they still have their fans.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The cynical watcher (not ''The'' Watcher, although he is pretty snarky) would say that almost every episode qualifies these days, largely because the plot must sometimes twist itself into painful knots to make everyone blameless so they can stand around teary-eyed and bask in The Light.
** YourMileageMayVary: series with regular happy endings are rare these days, and they still have their fans.
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