G is for… Ghost Whisperer / Game of Thrones #AtoZChallenge

G is for… Ghost Whisperer / Game of Thrones

Ghost Whisperer

I loved Ghost Whisperer (2005 − 2010 – yes another one that’s over).

This series was about Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who has the ability to speak to ghosts. The whispering aspect is not about her vocal tone when she does this (although if other people are around sometimes she has to) but about the fact that her task is normally to help them cross over. So she helps solve murders, speaks to relatives and is a counsellor to the undead. She also cries a lot, whether happy or sad.

Another series that it would be tricky to limit the episodes I love, and as I’m writing this post late, I am going to talk about one double episode that made me sad cry like Melinda (Actually I wept buckets and didn’t look very attractive).

 

The final two episodes of Season 1 – Free Fall and The One revolve around a plane crash in her home town. Melinda has a lot of bodies to cross over and an evil spirit to contend with and I was oblivious!! (Trying not to be spoilery).

This is one of those series that generally episodes are self contained so you can feel like you get a whole story even if you are dipping in mid-series. But like any long lasting series worth its salt, it also builds on the stories of our main characters and often has an overarching series storyline. So I’m basically saying – if you like supernatural things watch them all.

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Game of Thrones (2011 – current – yay) is an epic fantasy series based on the novels by George R. R. Martin (which are waiting on my Kindle to be read). I’ve just watched the first two episodes of season 3 tonight in fact (hence the lateness of this post).

Instead of talking episodes or scenes I’m going to talk about which characters I like best (to the extent that I often find myself wanting other scenes to be over, even though I’m enjoying them, so I can see these people).

Tyrion Lannister (The Imp) – seems to get the best lines and is one of the more likeable of this thread of the story – he slapped the evil Joffrey Baratheon for one thing (who is a nasty nasty piece of work).

Arya Stark – ends up doing a ‘Mulan’ to escape, cuts off her hair and pretends to be a boy. She is brave and cunning.

And my favourites throughout the whole of season one were Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo. I loved how their relationship developed (was a little surprised to find out she is 13 in the book!!). The nicknames they have for each other are very romantic – Dany is called ‘moon of my life’ and Drogo ‘my sun and stars’. At the moment I’m rooting for Khaleesi Dany and her dragons to rule.

Video of the development of their romance via YouTube

Are you Ghost Whisperer or Game of Thrones fans?
What would you most like to see happen to Joffrey?

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Posted on April 8, 2013, in April A-Z Challenge, Film and TV Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I never saw Ghost Whisperer, but I LOVE Game of Thrones! I love the characters you mentioned too, but my favorite is Jon Snow.
    Something really bad needs to happen to Joffrey soon LOL. He is the absolute worst.

  2. I loved Ghost Whisperer and the ones that made me cry were the ones with her husband – you know – without doing spoilers 🙂

  3. transformednonconformist

    My best friend is a huge Game of Thrones fan. He is always trying to get me to watch it, but I feel like I am behind. I will start watching when it’s all out on DVD.

    Dropping by from A to Z. It’s my first year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

    • Hi Brett – hope you are enjoying your first year – this is my third but I’m not getting any better at it (late with my last two days posts so I’m going to try and write and schedule tomorrow’s in a minute).

      I think Game of Thrones is going to keep going for a few seasons yet so I’d suggest catching up sooner rather than later because once you start watching you will probably get addicted and not leave your room. The first two seasons are out of DVD I believe and I’m sure there will be someone who has the third on a recorder somewhere to watch over again.

  4. Loved the Ghost Whisperer. It was one of those shows that I loved but hated to watch, always brought tears to my eyes.

    Haven’t watched any Game of Thrones, not sure if i ever will.

  5. Loved the Ghost Whisperer. It was one of those shows I loved, but hated to watch. Always brought tears to my eyes.

    I haven’t watched Game of Thrones. Don’t really know anything about it to be honest. I know it’s hugely popular but I haven’t read up on it to find out what it’s even about.

    • You loved Ghost Whisperer so much you commented twice ;o) You are a softy too.
      If you like sword and sorcery – epic fantasy, Hobbit/LOTR type things you would like it.

      • The first time I posted, it said I wasn’t logged in and then it erased my comment. Apparently it didn’t.

        I did like LOTR but my brother really had to talk me into watching it. I just can’t get myself to sit down and watch those kinds of movies, even when I know I’ll enjoy them.

      • I do apologise for the rudeness of my blog – hate it when that happens.
        I’m like that with House. In fact I’ve got the whole of the last series waiting on my sky box to watch and I know I’ll enjoy it when I start watching just keep putting it off.

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