A Ghost of A Chance

Word of the Day Challenge ” PROTAGONIST

Over the weekend I started watching ” Ghosts ” on CBS- well, I streamed it on Amazon Prime but that’s not the point.

When I first saw the promo’s for  ” Ghosts ” I decided I’d eventually get around to it but I hadn’t.  I was working my way through some other shows and I don’t have a lot of tv time so I put a reminder on it and let it go.

Then last  Saturday I was going to watch it the  final episode of ” Why Didn’t They Ask Evans ” as adapted by Hugh Laurie which turned out to be such a delicious watch that I refused to binge on it and I was only watching one episode a weekend.

For some reason my Amazon app on my TV in the living room is always glitching ( as opposed to the smart tv in my home office  which NEVER does) so when I went to pull up Evans there was a glitch and it loaded up ” Ghosts ”

I thought, ‘well while I’m here- ” I decided to watch the first episode.

You know, it’s one of those things- I kept it on because I liked the two Protagonists  and I liked their timing- or I guess you’d call it  chemistry- and before I knew it I was hooked.

And then I started to fall for all of the other characters and I wanted to know all about them.

I’m intrigued by the ghosts of the Cholera victims that haunt the basement  because over the hundred years they’ve been down there, they’ve spent most of their time in the dark and they’ve become experts at doing maintenance on the house’s hot water heater because they’ve been watching people work on it since it went it.

Above all it’s a fun show because it opened up some great spins on the ghost and haunted house story line- like what do ghosts do when they’re not haunting? In this universe they watch paint dry. I’m not kidding. That was an awesome answer.

I knew that this show is based on a British show of the same name and that the story line is similar. I actually ordered the DVD’s from the UK a month ago because it looked awesome too and I wasn’t sure when it would turn up here.

Of course there are two camps- in the reviews for the  British DVD some customers felt the need to say that the British version was far superior to it’s American counterpart and other people who doing reviews liked the American version because they don’t like British humor.

Here’s my thoughts on that- I haven’t seen the British version but from the clips I’ve caught on youtube I will probably love it too.

I should say, In the past I haven’t been crazy about American spinoffs of British shows.

I loved ” Man About The House ” but never liked the American version that we know as ” Three’s Company ” I didn’t like it back when it aired and I don’t like it now. But I do go back and watch “Man About The House ” because it’s still funny and as a side note, Paula Wilcox the actress that played ” Chrissy” in Man About The House ” now plays Shakespeare’s mother in “ Upstart Crow “- again a great show that I absolutely LOVE.

There is no need for me to choose a team here because I’m going to really become  a big fan of BOTH the American and British version of ‘ Ghosts’.

All in all it’s an excellent story and the writers on both projects know how to tell a great story . So give them both at least a ghost of a chance- you won’t be disapointed.


Ghost US Remake- Meet The American Versions of The UK Characters HERE

Meet the British Cast of Ghost  HERE

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