History YMMV / GhostWriter

11th Jul '16 7:57:20 AM WhatArtThee
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*** In the book where Alex gets kidnapped in the middle of a magic show, Gabby tearfully blames herself, in part because she and Alex had been bickering incessantly before the incident and also because she got the attention of the 2 stars who Alex witnessed arguing (they were among the main suspects and hadn't noticed Alex until Gabby yelled at him).
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Ghostwriter is a PBS learning show aimed for tweens.

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*** In the book where Alex gets kidnapped in the middle of a magic show, Gabby tearfully blames herself, in part because she and Alex had been bickering incessantly before the incident and also because she got the attention of the 2 stars who Alex witnessed arguing (they were among the main suspects and hadn't noticed Alex until Gabby yelled at him).
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Ghostwriter is a PBS learning show aimed for tweens.
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6th Apr '15 3:55:44 PM MagBas
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* JumpingTheShark: To some people, the introduction of [[ReplacementScrappy Hector]] and [[CousinOliver Casey]] turned them off from the series.
4th Apr '15 3:23:24 PM NobleSpirit
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*** In the book where Alex gets kidnapped in the middle of a magic show, Gabby tearfully blames herself, in part because she and Alex had been bickering incessantly before the incident and also because she got the attention of the 2 stars who Alex witnessed arguing (they were among the main suspects and hadn't noticed Alex until Gabby yelled at him).

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*** In the book where Alex gets kidnapped in the middle of a magic show, Gabby tearfully blames herself, in part because she and Alex had been bickering incessantly before the incident and also because she got the attention of the 2 stars who Alex witnessed arguing (they were among the main suspects and hadn't noticed Alex until Gabby yelled at him).him).
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Ghostwriter is a PBS learning show aimed for tweens.
4th Apr '15 3:20:30 PM NobleSpirit
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* ReplacementScrappy: For some, Hector replacing Rob on the team.
4th Apr '15 3:18:11 PM NobleSpirit
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* KarmaHoudini: Played With regarding Manfred Gite from "Into the Comics". Whereas most villains were taken away by the police in the end, Manfred is simply escorted away from the contest grounds after the Ghostwriter gang thwarts him. What kind of punishment Manfred got after that [[LeftHanging was never revealed]]. It's implied that if nothing else, Manfred's aunt was prepared to [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chew him out]], but considering some of the antics he pulled were illegal, that should have landed him in jail.

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* KarmaHoudini: Played With regarding Manfred Gite from "Into the Comics". Whereas most villains were taken away by the police or punished severely in the end, Manfred is [[spoiler:is simply escorted away from the contest grounds after the Ghostwriter gang thwarts him. What kind of punishment Manfred got after that [[LeftHanging was never revealed]]. It's implied that if nothing else, Manfred's aunt was prepared to [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chew him out]], but considering out]].]] Considering some of the antics he pulled were illegal, that should have landed him in jail.
4th Apr '15 3:16:14 PM NobleSpirit
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** In "Lost in Brooklyn, Part 1" Tina meets Safira, visiting from Mozambique. Ostensibly, she's interesting because she's foreign. Everyone does rush to see who it is coming to school in a limo, but Tina's the only one who takes one look and says "Oh, ''wow!''" when Safira gets out of the car. By the time we cut to the classroom, everyone else has long gotten over it all, but we have Tina looking around the room until Safira is introduced by the teacher, whereupon Tina ''instantly'' stops moving and gets this big, goofy, ear-to-ear smile, and watches Safira's every movement with said smile until she sits down next to her. Meanwhile, everyone else is acting like your average bored schoolkids. When she gets to say more than hi, she talks fast and rambly, and at one point talks about trying talking to her (a second pitch at being in her video, actually) with lines that sounded ''very'' much like someone trying to ask out a crush. The entire first part is driven by her ''need'' to get this girl to be friends with her, and there's master plans and talk of "destiny" that she wound up sitting next to her and on and on and it ''doesn't'' end up having to do with the video. There ends up being a picnic in the woods on a blanket, and a DeathGlare at Safira's dad until he leaves. The mystery of the arc is introduced only in the closing moments of part one; the rest is ''entirely'' Tina positively drooling over this girl and stopping at nothing to get her attention. (Well, that and a few minutes devoted to Hector's introduction, setting up [[PutOnABus Rob's replacement]].)

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** In "Lost in Brooklyn, Part 1" Tina meets Safira, visiting from Mozambique. Ostensibly, she's interesting because she's foreign. Everyone does rush to see who it is coming to school in a limo, but Tina's the only one who takes one look and says "Oh, ''wow!''" when Safira gets out of the car. By car.[softreturn][softreturn]By the time we cut to the classroom, everyone else has long gotten over it all, moved on, but we have Tina looking around the room until Safira is introduced by the teacher, whereupon Tina ''instantly'' stops moving and gets this big, goofy, ear-to-ear smile, and watches Safira's every movement with said a smile until she sits down next to her. Meanwhile, her, while everyone else is acting like your average bored schoolkids. acts normal. When she gets to say more than hi, she talks fast and rambly, and at one point talks about trying talking to her (a second pitch at being in her video, actually) with lines that sounded ''very'' much like someone trying to ask out a crush. The crush.[softreturn][softreturn]The entire first part is driven by her ''need'' to get this girl to be friends with her, and there's master plans and talk of "destiny" that she wound up sitting next to her and on and on and it ''doesn't'' end up having to do with the video. There ends up being a picnic in the woods on a blanket, and a DeathGlare at Safira's dad until he leaves. The mystery of the arc is introduced only in the closing moments of part one; the rest is ''entirely'' Tina positively drooling over this girl and stopping at nothing to get her attention. (Well, that and a few minutes devoted to Hector's introduction, setting up [[PutOnABus Rob's replacement]].)
4th Apr '15 3:07:39 PM NobleSpirit
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* Fanon Discontinuity: To most fans, The New Ghostwriter Mysteries never existed.

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* Fanon Discontinuity: FanonDiscontinuity: To most fans, The New Ghostwriter Mysteries never existed.
4th Apr '15 3:07:04 PM NobleSpirit
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** Calvin Ferguson, both with those who love to hate him and those who [[RootingForTheEmpire root for him]].

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** Calvin Ferguson, both with those who love to hate LoveToHate him and those who [[RootingForTheEmpire root for him]].


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* {{Padding}}: Take away the slow typing and writing sequences and [[CaptainObvious obvious explanations]], and most of the arcs can be reduced by one episode.
4th Apr '15 2:41:39 PM NobleSpirit
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* JumpingTheShark: To some people, the introduction of [[ReplacementScrappy Hector]] and [[CousinOliver Casey]] turned them off from the series.
4th Apr '15 9:10:50 AM NobleSpirit
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* FridgeLogic: In the "Lost in Brooklyn" episode, why didn't the girl simply call a taxi and ask her dad to pay? Well, it's easy to assume that since she was from Mozambique that she never used a taxi before and her dad forbid her from entering strange cars. That and she was 13-15, they're not always going to think rationally.
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