• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 14 out of 20
  1. 88
    What is special about "Ghost Whisperer" is the way it gets everything else right -- casting, acting, writing, directing, pacing, music, you name it.
  2. 75
    Ghost Whisperer can be surprisingly moving. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
  3. 50
    Doubtless this kind of death-walking sentimentality has its fans. And most of those fans probably won't even wonder why some of the dead are stuck in the clothes in which they died, while others get to rent tuxedos.
  4. Hewitt is quite good, or as good as the show allows; there are some potholes along the way, as the script sacrifices sense to sentiment.
  5. The problem with "Ghost Whisperer" is its lack of focus.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    40
    A mini-triumph of style over substance (of which there is almost none).
  7. My "Sixth Sense" says "Ghost Whisperer" isn't a very good show at all.
  8. 30
    Neither Ms. Hewitt nor her series are malevolent forces, and the producers can feel as good as they choose about a cloying job well done.
  9. It's all a bunch of mush, but I suspect it's mush that will find a receptive audience.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    There's so little substance to it.
  11. A series like this can go in a lot of different directions, and creator-writer-director John Gray takes them there. He goes for the scary, the funny and the overbearingly sentimental, but it is the latter that dominates.
  12. 10
    There's no bottom to this show's sentimentality.
  13. 10
    Tr[ies] to distract you from [its] essential awfulness by manipulating the daylights out of you.
  14. The problem is a lack of depth; "Joan of Arcadia," the series this is replacing, had heartfelt moments and significant emotion behind its storylines. Whereas this has Love telling ghosties to head for the light.
  15. 10
    At times during ''Ghost Whisperer," the sentiment is so thick you might want to go away from the light -- the light from the TV set, that is.
  16. 10
    Not only is this one of the more melodramatic, sappy, empty pilots on the slate, but the ghosts she encounters are hopelessly sweet and sentimental.
  17. No series in recent memory has put so much attention on a pair of breasts.... Oh, and the show is terrible.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 239 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 186
  1. Feb 18, 2013
    3
    A matinĂ©e show for children and young adult. Boring, sentimental, predictable. The actors are all mediocre and their characters are very two dimensional. The stories are all the same. Overall a bad tv series with zero tension, drama, originality. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2012
    0
    Maybe this show would be okay if it were a mini-series. And that is a BIG maybe. For me it got old real quick. Every episode is about the same thing over and over again. Really hard to swallow even for fiction. Why would anyone want to watch a series when you know basically what the outcome is going to be every time. So after the first 10 or so episodes, whats the point? Not to mention the bad acting, bad writing and was incredibly boring. Just another mindless rip-off ghost show for all those 'ghost junkies' out there. Full Review »
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    3
    GHOST WHISPERER is no paranormal thriller--for those who expect just that of it, don't watch it. Instead, they have fooled us with the title: it is a supernatural drama, but it tends to lean toward the dramatic side, as there is nothing even remotely spooky about it, and it is aggravatingly dull. For those who expect a supernatural drama...wow. Full Review »