Series / Dead Gorgeous

Ghosts attend school and Hilarity Ensues.

The three Ainsworth sisters would love to have lives of their own...were it not for the fact that they were killed in an accident in 1860. So, fast-forward 150 years to 2010, when they've finally been given a second chance to go to school in their old house. At which point they discover how much the world has changed.

Of course the usual hijinks ensue, both due to their Fish out of Temporal Water status and the fact that the supernatural world seems to intersect with Ainsbury College in various bizarre ways.

Oh, and there's one condition: They can never reveal their true selves, and they must not flunk out of school.

They quickly develop their own sets of goals. Rebecca, the eldest, almost immediately sets her sights on hunky jock David, while sister Sophie feels pressured by academia. Meanwhile, youngest sister Hazel is quickest to adapt to her new surroundings. They're aided by their confidante Jonathan, the only living being to know their secret. Meanwhile, their liaison with the ghost world is a hippie named Agatha, who spends a lot of her time sitting around with greaser Buddy, Brawn Hilda Grendel and philosopher Sophus.

Dead Gorgeous contains examples of:

  • Alpha Bitch: Christine. Christine is one of the coolest girls in school. Her parents are wealthy and that could be one reason why everyone wants to be her friend. When Rebecca meets Christine and her 'gang' of friends she desperately wants to be accepted. Rebecca will go to extraordinary lengths to be one of Christine's friends which gives Christine a lot of opportunities to take advantage of her.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: The three ghost girls use this to underline their antiquated origins.
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Ghostly Rebecca fall for living boy David. However, he seems to not be particularly interested. Jonathan, however, is definitely interested in Rebecca.
  • Brawn Hilda: Grendel, one of the girls' ghostly advisors, is an ancient Germanic warrior whose advice usually involves combat.
  • Demonic Possession: Sophie gets possessed by a malevolent spirit in the last episode
  • Education Through Pyrotechnics: In the first episode, Hazel causes a (small) explosion in the school lab despite her experiment seeming to involve nothing more dangerous than coloured foam.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: The Ainsworth sisters died in an accident in 1860. They are allowed to return to earth 150 years later, in 2010. Needless to say, they have some problems adjusting.
  • Free the Frogs: Hazel does this (on a personal level) in "Sisters In The Mind" when she believes that the frogs that she has raised as a biology project are scheduled to be dissected.
  • Friendly Ghost: The three Aisworth status who, as living ghosts, are mostly normal teenage girls.
  • Girl Posse: Alpha Bitch Christine has a band of loyal sycophants.
  • It Tastes Like Feet:
    "This porridge tastes like cardboard."
    "You've eaten cardboard?"
  • Lovable Jock: David. Affable and good-natured, he is not bright enough to be the Big Man on Campus. However, when he finds out that a nerd is being bullied into doing his homework for him (he was initially told the nerd was doing it voluntarily) he quickly forces the bully doing it to stop.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Played With - it's one-sided on the Cute Ghost Girl's part
  • Mundane Object Amazement: The sisters' first reaction to television.
  • Meat Puppet: Agatha possesses the principal as he has a kidney stone and is needed for something.
  • Our Ghosts are Different: The main three are pretty much ordinary kids, just with a few customary abilities such as walking through walls.
  • Portal Picture: In "Love's First Kiss", one of Rebecca's former suitors escapes from a portrait and traps Jonathan in the painting to take his place.
  • Sadist Teacher: Miss Sinclaire. She makes it her life mission to have the Ainsworth sisters expelled
  • Secret Keeper: Jonathon, who quickly discovers that the girls are ghosts and helps to cover for them. He also becomes their guide to the 21st century.
  • Triang Relations:
    • A Type 5. Jonathan has a crush on Rebecca, who has eyes only for hunky jock David, who regards Rebecca only as a friend.
    • Christine also wants to date David, but he never gets together with either her or Rebecca, forming a Type 3.
  • Water Hose Rodeo: In one episode Hazel uses her ghostly powers to cause a hose to go haywire, dragging the gardener around with it and soaking a gang of bullies.