• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 239 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 239

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  1. 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.
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    0
    I don't mean to come off as a cynic, but who in their right mind can rate this drivel positively? TV shows and movies of the last decade have bred a generation of sappy, everyone's-life-has-a-purpose, every-story-has-a-happy-ending believing simpletons. All this show does, at every chance it gets, is try to pull your heart strings. It serves no other purpose. There is no plot. Are there so many people out there that want to believe so badly that their loved ones have "moved into the light," that this show actually has an 8.5 score? Apparently so. The show never stops to try to explain it's convoluted metaphysics and nobody seems to care because it makes them feel fuzzy inside. Is this what TV entertainment has been reduced to? Nothing but cheap nonsensical sentimental moments, with a few clips of Hewitt's breasts every now and then to distract from the fact that the show makes absolutely no sense, and has absolutely no plot? Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Feb 18, 2013
    3
    A matinée 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.
  5. Aug 18, 2010
    9
    Looking back on the first season of Ghost Whisperer after the show has ended is an interesting experience. After coming from the massive storylines in the last two seasons, you go back to the first and realize how simple the show used to be. Throughout season one, the main 'story' only really comes into play at small increments scattered throughout the series (usually at the end of episodes) and it never really leads anywhere until the final two episodes (which is the strongest season finale of the series, although season 2 comes close). Each episode just contains a ghost-of-the-week which Melinda must help with their problems. While this was present in later seasons the ghosts usually ended up feeling like a catalyst in order for the main storyline to progress, making each story feel diluted. Season one captures all the greatness of the show in almost every episode, and the cast hold the show up and bring it beyond a simple drama.

    Some of the storylines and characters from this season may be simply forgotten about in later seasons, but the beginning of the Ghost Whisperer saga is something that will stay with viewers long after the series ends.
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  6. Feb 20, 2011
    7
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    Because Sometimes This Show Can Be Great, But Other Times It Can Be Flat And Boring (20% Of The Time) Jennifer Love Hewitt Portrays Melinda Gorden Beautifully...
    I Honestly Dont Watch It All The Time... You Have To Be In The Right Mood To Watch The Show...
    I Love Jennifer Love Hewitt And If You Love Her 2 You Will Love This Show :)
  7. Apr 29, 2011
    9
    Looking back on the first season of Ghost Whisperer after the show has ended is an interesting experience. After coming from the massive storylines in the last two seasons, you go back to the first and realize how simple the show used to be. Throughout season one, the main 'story' only really comes into play at small increments scattered throughout the series (usually at the end of episodes) and it never really leads anywhere until the final two episodes (which is the strongest season finale of the series, although season 2 comes close). Each episode just contains a ghost-of-the-week which Melinda must help with their problems. While this was present in later seasons the ghosts usually ended up feeling like a catalyst in order for the main storyline to progress, making each story feel diluted. Season one captures all the greatness of the show in almost every episode, and the cast hold the show up and bring it beyond a simple drama. Some of the storylines and characters from this season may be simply forgotten about in later seasons, but the beginning of the Ghost Whisperer saga is something that will stay with viewers long after the series ends. Expand
  8. Rfa
    Jul 28, 2012
    10
    Simply an excellent show, leaving viewers quite excited in each episode showing an incredible story that leads us to reflect on our lives. Jennifer Love Hewitt is to be congratulated on this show.
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. 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.
  2. 88
    What is special about "Ghost Whisperer" is the way it gets everything else right -- casting, acting, writing, directing, pacing, music, you name it.
  3. 20
    Pretty pointless.