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Haunted comedy has some laughs, some stereotypes.
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Themes like family, community, history, and the op
None of the ghosts are bad or cruel, and sometimes
The ghosts represent different groups that are con
Nothing bloody, but living people fall and get hur
Some sexual innuendo in the form of jokes. One of
Words like "hell," "damn," "crap," and "bastards"
One ghost talks about being high when alive, and o
Parents need to know that Ghosts is a comedy series about a couple that ends up living in a house already occupied by ghosts. It has some sex jokes, physical comedy that includes people getting hurt (no blood), and a social group of ghosts, some of which look more ghoulish than they really are. There's also…
Themes like family, community, history, and the opportunity to make the most of life are also present.
Positive Role Models
None of the ghosts are bad or cruel, and sometimes help when they can (or when they see fit). They all have their own personalities, but some are quirkier than others. One of the ghosts doesn’t like Irish people.
The ghosts represent different groups that are consistent with those living in the Northeastern part of the U.S. over different time periods in U.S. history. The cast is racially and ethnically diverse, and includes members from Black, AAPI, Latino, and Native American communities. There are, however, some stereotypical characterizations of the LGBTQ+ community, and a generic representation of a member of the Lenape tribe.
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Violence & Scariness
Nothing bloody, but living people fall and get hurt. Ghosts sometimes try to haunt, causing some physical discomforts to the living. One guest is sometimes seen headless, while another has an arrow through his neck. Some look like they did when they died of disease. A lot of this is so over the top it's more funny than creepy.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo in the form of jokes. One of the ghosts died with his pants down and tries to be sexually provocative, and blurring over his genital area suggests nudity.
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Words like "hell," "damn," "crap," and "bastards" are used. There are some bathroom jokes, too.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One ghost talks about being high when alive, and often acts like she still is.
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Parents need to know that Ghosts is a comedy series about a couple that ends up living in a house already occupied by ghosts. It has some sex jokes, physical comedy that includes people getting hurt (no blood), and a social group of ghosts, some of which look more ghoulish than they really are. There's also some strong language ("hell," "crap," etc.) and references to drug use. Like in many sitcoms, there are some stereotypical portrayals designed for laughs.
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A lot of sexual “suggestive” dialogue
Sexual innuendo - not family friendly, what's the story.
Adapted from the British comedy of the same name , GHOSTS stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as young professional New York City dwellers who find themselves living in the country with some unexpected guests. When Sam learns that she's inherited a country estate from a distant relative, she and her husband Jay decide to check out the property in order to decide what to do with it. What they don't realize is that Woodstone is a rundown manor already occupied by unliving residents, including Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky), the former lady of the house, a viking named Thorfinn (Devan Chandler Long), refined colonialist Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones), singer Alberta (Danielle Pinnock), Lenape tribe member Sasapapis (Román Zaragoza), and a hippie named Flower (Sheila Carrasco). Rounding out the gang are youth leader Pete (Richie Moriarty), the leather jacket-wearing Crash (Hudson Thames), and the obnoxious Trevor (Asher Grodman), the newest member of the group. As they make their presence known, Sam and Jay soon realize that their lives are about to get more interesting in some very unexpected ways.
Is It Any Good?
This lively but predictable series comes together well thanks to a quirky ensemble cast, quick banter and solid one-liners. As Sam and Jay navigate their new life in their stately home, the ghosts try to make their connections to the living in different (and often hilarious) ways. Also adding to the fray are a ghoulish, but friendly, group of cholera victims living in the basement. Like most situation comedies, there's some reliance on formulaic humor, some of which isn't sharp enough to steer it away from creating some stereotypical , cliched moments. Overall, it's not as good as its British counterpart , but this version of Ghosts still delivers some lighthearted and enjoyable entertainment.
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Families can talk about ghosts. Do you think they're real? Is your idea of ghosts anything like the way they're represented in this series?
Ghosts features unliving characters from different time periods in U.S. history, and who represent different communities that lived in the N.Y. lower Hudson area over generations. Are these portrayals historically accurate? Or are they based more on stereotypes about the people who once lived there for laughs?
How does the British version of the series been adapted to appeal to North American audiences? What are some key similarities and differences between the two?
- Premiere date : October 7, 2021
- Cast : Rose McIver , Utmarsch Ambudkar , Rebecca Wisocky
- Network : CBS
- Genre : Reality TV
- Topics : Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- TV rating : TV-PG
- Last updated : July 30, 2023
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A young couple, Sam and Jay, inherit a haunted mansion and, unaware of their invisible housemates, plan to turn it into a B&B. Their lives become much more complicated after a fall causes Sa... Read all A young couple, Sam and Jay, inherit a haunted mansion and, unaware of their invisible housemates, plan to turn it into a B&B. Their lives become much more complicated after a fall causes Sam to see the ghosts. Based on the UK series. A young couple, Sam and Jay, inherit a haunted mansion and, unaware of their invisible housemates, plan to turn it into a B&B. Their lives become much more complicated after a fall causes Sam to see the ghosts. Based on the UK series.
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- Trivia As reported in a People magazine article, since she is portraying "Flower", the ghost of a hippie in the series, actor Sheila Carrasco says she has since adopted a throwback beauty trend - and is hoping others can catch on as well. "Let's release the stigma of women not shaving their pits," says Carrasco. "I had to grow mine out for the season. I'm in Quebec and I'm going to yoga and I see all these beautiful French Canadian women with hairy armpits and it's normal there. Then I go back to L.A. yoga and I'm like, 'I have to wear a T-shirt.' You know? I'm so embarrassed. I'm like, 'What is with this? This is how we naturally are. Who cares?!'"
- Goofs The Farnsby's house moves between seasons. In season 1, when they first meet Sam and Jay, they introduce themselves as the next-door neighbours, and talk about hearing the construction work from next-door. But in season 2, Sam says they are two doors down. With the size of the grounds belonging to the houses, two doors down would be several miles away, and completely unaffected by anything Sam and Jay did with their house.
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CBS's Ghosts season 3: release date and everything we know about the comedy
The ghosts of Woodstone Mansion are back for another season.
CBS apparently loves being haunted by the hilarious spirits on Ghosts , as the network is bringing back the comedy for another season. Ghosts season 3 is a fixture of the CBS lineup alongside other comedies Young Sheldon season 7 , The Neighborhood season 6 and Bob Hearts Abishola season 5 on the network.
Ghosts , which is adapted from the BBC series of the same name, was one of the top four comedies on US TV during the 2022-2023 season, per CBS. Fans have certainly come to love the show's cast of characters, including Sam, Jay, Isaac, Alberta, Pete, Trevor, Flower, Hetty, Thorfinn and Sasappis. Though with a cliffhanger ending to Ghosts season 2 , many may be wondering what lies in store for season 3?
We'll have to wait until the series premieres to know for sure what happens next, but here is what we do know about Ghosts season 3 right now.
Ghosts season 3 release date
Ghosts season 3 officially returns to CBS on Thursday, February 15, at 8:30 pm ET/PT.
The show once again shares the Thursday night spotlight on CBS with Young Sheldon season 7 , while the rest of the night features So Help Me Todd season 2 and eventually the new series Elsbeth .
Ghosts season 3 plot
An official plot for Ghosts season 3 is not available, but the ending of Ghosts season 2 is going to have a major impact on what happens next for the comedy.
In the final moments of season 2, Sam and Jay notice a light from the house that means that one of the ghosts has been "sucked off," or has moved on into the next life. However, it is not shown who it is (Jay hopes it's Trevor).
We now have the official synopsis for the Ghosts season 3 premiere, which is titled "The Owl." Here it is:
"Sam, Jay and the remaining ghosts unravel the mystery of which ghost passed into the afterlife. Also, Sam and Jay must relocate an owl in order to do construction on the barn to turn it into Jay’s restaurant."
Ghosts season 3 cast
We don't know yet who got "sucked off," so it's hard to be sure who all in the Ghosts cast is definitely returning for season 3 until CBS sheds some light on that. Though we know that Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar are returning as Sam and Jay, given as living people, they aren't moving on to the next life.
As for the ghosts, they are played by Brandon Scott Jones (Isaac), Richie Moriarty (Pete), Danielle Pinnock (Alberta), Asher Grodman (Trevor), Sheila Carrasco (Flower), Rebecca Wisocky (Hetty), Roman Zaragoza (Sasappis), Devan Chandler Long (Thorfinn) and John Hartman (Nigel). Of those actors, only Hartman is not a series regular, which may mean that he is the most likely candidate to exit the show.
One of the first images for Ghosts season 3, which you can see below, also reveal that Tristan D. Lalla, who plays Mark, is also going to returning for some episodes of the new season.
Ghosts season 3 trailer
No trailer for Ghosts season 3 has been released yet. We'll update this page when one is available.
How to watch Ghosts
Until Ghosts returns with new episodes on CBS, you can catch up with comedy series by streaming it on Paramount Plus .
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