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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sci-fi weapons in silly, charming odd-couple sitcom.

TV Fox Comedy 2017
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Lightweight fun family viewing

The relationship of the main characters (played by Craig Robinson and Adam Scott) has similar elements of humour and odd-couple mismatch to that between Robinson and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine Nine, but this is a more child friendly show. Very occasional mild bad language, and adult references as noted in the main review, but generally the show relies on the comedy between Robinson and Scott to carry it along. The plots are generally a standalone "monster of the week" type with not much depth and there are some scenes that will be scary for younger children but there's not much in the way of gore and even the scary scenes are usually lightened by humorous exchanges or situations. A good watch for families with older children.
age 12+

Brain dead

Characters are one dimensional and plot is severely lacking. Has a long way to go and 5 more writers are needed before this could be good. Depressing that Fox believes Americans are this stupid. I would question the intelligence of anyone who found this capable of watching, no matter what age. Female characters are only inserted for a low cut blouse.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
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Light, fun, and charming largely due to the comedy chops of its two leads, this sci-fi series doesn't break any new ground, but it will make you laugh. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott have terrific comic chemistry, with Robinson's gruffer persona contrasting pleasantly with Scott's nerdy-nebbish thing. "Boost me up so I can see," urges Leroy when the two break into a super-secret bad guy compound. "I think it might need to be the other way around," laughs half-his-size Max. "Why?" says Leroy, deadpan, answering Max's apologetic stammer with "I'm just messing with you." He is, and he does, and it's a fun dynamic to watch.

There's plenty of comic gold to be mined in Ghosted's ancillary characters, too: Ally Walker as the Bureau's permanently unimpressed head, Adeel Akhtar as a mad scientist, Amber Stevens West as a droll weapons expert. Ghosted is basically an odd-couple comedy set in a Men in Black-esque sci-fi world with aliens and otherworldly monsters and agents and missions. But if it gives viewers a chance to see Robinson and Scott in action, it almost doesn't even matter where the show is set.

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