Ghosts - Series 1 Page 11

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Mary (Katy Wix), Humphrey's Head (Laurence Rickard), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Fanny (Martha Howe-Douglas), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Pat (Jim Howick), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), Captain (Ben Willbond), Julian (Simon Farnaby), Unknown. Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Ghosts

Comedy about a group of ghosts inhabiting a crumbling country manor and its new living owners

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gb901

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 3:24pm
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 356 posts
Quote: Old Lady Leg @ 14th May 2019, 10:05 AM

You mean Kitty.

I don't wish to invest so much into watching this rubbish that I actually remember characters names!

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Tommy Griff

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 5:43pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 376 posts

I'd never have watched something like this, however, a pal of mine insisted.

I quite enjoyed it. Not bad. Give it a chance.

Lolly Adefope is not funny and so far, I do not see the point in her character.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 7:55pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,098 posts
Quote: Tommy Griff @ 18th May 2019, 5:43 PM

Lolly Adefope is not funny and so far, I do not see the point in her character.

I think the point in her character is that a black female ghost (whether funny or not) ticks boxes for the diversity quota.

With regard to her comedic talents (be they great, small or absolutely non-existent), the fact of the matter is that, in this modern day and age, if she identifies as "talented" she must be treated by one and all - and that, of course, includes employers and industry peers - as if she really is talented.

I suppose we must be grateful that she doesn't identify as a slim, white, tremendously talented male comedian.

If she did, you can bet your bottom dollar she'd have beaten Steve Coogan to the role of Stan Laurel.

I can tell you one thing for certain about Lolly: somebody up there likes her - a lot!

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The Goo

  • Sunday 19th May 2019, 7:51pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 posts

My family including my 11 year old absolutely LOVE GHOSTS and we so look forward to Monday nights!!
We really hope they will run another series, as it's so well done! Always a surprise around the corner, one never knows what's going to happen next. Hats off to Mathew Baynton and all of the team!! It's brilliant!!!

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 19th May 2019, 8:09pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,731 posts

Lots of families with kids loving this. Maybe this'll prompt the Beeb to put the whole of CBeebies on at 9.30pm instead of 4.30 or whatever it is.

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Lazzard

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 9:23am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,406 posts

I think it would be great in that old Sunday late afternoon Worzel Gummidge/Merlin slot.

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Old Lady Leg

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 10:48am
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 449 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 20th May 2019, 9:23 AM

I think it would be great in that old Sunday late afternoon Worzel Gummidge/Merlin slot.

I'm wondering about swearing and sexual references. I mean...I'm happy to sit with my daughter and watch it, but would other (more responsible :-/) parents allow their kids to watch this, with the worry they might hear, see or find out about something they're not ready for? My daughter is 9, but the dedicated children's channels cater for kids much younger. I see what you're saying, as Worzel had quite a few naughty little moments that would have gone over a child's head, whilst still amusing the adults. I still think Ghosts is perfectly aimed at puerile adults. I am definitely one of them. So...unless you want it shoved right in the middle of peak evening viewing, it's best left where it is, I think. Then, it's up to parents to decide if they want to allow their kids to watch it with them on catch-up.

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chipolata

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 11:54am
  • England
  • 29,424 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 20th May 2019, 9:23 AM

I think it would be great in that old Sunday late afternoon Worzel Gummidge/Merlin slot.

Do those slots still exist? I get the impression there are very few slots available to mainstream comedy nowadays.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 11:58am
  • England
  • 15,369 posts
Quote: chipolata @ 20th May 2019, 11:54 AM

Do those slots still exist?

Maybe not, but what a lovely time that was as Mummy got the tea and Monday looming was still a little way off. :)

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Chappers

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 12:49pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Old Lady Leg @ 20th May 2019, 10:48 AM

I still think Ghosts is perfectly aimed at puerile adults. I am definitely one of them.

Me too!

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gb901

  • Monday 20th May 2019, 10:41pm [Edited]
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 356 posts

Thank goodness that CBBC rubbish is over and hopefully never to return!
And why exactly were the two WW2 Luftwaffe crew sitting in mid air?

Quote: Tommy Griff @ 18th May 2019, 5:43 PM

I'd never have watched something like this, however, a pal of mine insisted.

I quite enjoyed it. Not bad. Give it a chance.

Lolly Adefope is not funny and so far, I do not see the point in her character.

You're not wrong re the painfully unfunny Adefope.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019, 12:42am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,252 posts

I enjoyed this series a lot. Charlotte Ritchie has a wonderful performance of facial expressions.
Some character points were a little frustrating at times, but lots of silly gags made up for it. Expecting and looking forward to a Series 2.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019, 6:23am
  • England
  • 15,369 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 21st May 2019, 12:42 AM

Expecting and looking forward to a Series 2.

At Sunday tea time (while Mummy gets it ready) as suggested by Lazzard........................for the kiddywinks.

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gb901

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019, 2:01pm [Edited]
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 356 posts

"As the hilarious series from the people behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland comes to a close" - is this reviewer from the guardian getting a backhander? It was anything but "hilarious"!