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Ghosts - BBC sitcom from the Horrible Histories cast


Nick R
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"That is... international space station"

 

was such a perfect line :wub:

 

I've also only just noticed that their neighbour wears a Barbour wax jacket over a tweed coat, which is such a ridiculously silly bit of detail

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So...

 

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Is there a genuine reason why they decided to make Mary leave? Did the actress have other commitments to not carry on?

 

I also noticed this series seemed to make bigger use of the ghost effects when they go through objects whereas I remember with the previous series' they did this in a more subtle way without showing much of it or the lack of needing to.

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  • 2 months later...

Yes and would say exactly the same. It’s a decent watch and fairly quickly deviated from a plain carbon copy of the BBC version. My wife and I like it. It’s not a patch on the original and it is very American in some respects (the lack of subtlety you mentioned, there are some more serious/cheesy moments, the plot moves at breakneck speed etc) but overall it’s alright. 

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I saw the trailer for the US remake and it felt like a poor copy. May give it a go when I have the time.

 

The UK Christmas Special this year was lovely. Don't want to risk posting spoilers but I'm not afraid to admit that there were years tears being held back at points.

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The US version is good and it’s an interesting example of how you can get a very different show from the same premise with a new cast and some slight  changes to the characters.

 

It’s a different type of humour and the living mains are just ciphers rather than the fully rounded characters in the UK versions. I did like the tweak that the husband tries to interact with the ghosts he can’t see, the episode where he plays D&D with them is great.

 

However a couple of the new and blended ghosts are for my money better than their UK versions; I particularly love the Viking and the frustrated founder father who struggles with the fact  his arch rival is now celebrated enough to have a musical.

 

It’s certainly worth a watch

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