Parents' Guide to

Ghosts

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Haunted comedy has some laughs, some stereotypes.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

A lot of sexual “suggestive” dialogue

We started off watching the show as a family and while there were some sexual innuendos and references to drugs with one particular character in his previous life, most of it was pretty tame. There is a homosexual character (he’s my favorite) but it’s very lightly eluded to, as well as a 70’s ditzy girl who mentions her sex and drug inhibitions. Again, pretty tame. Expect to get questions like, what is a “DILF”, what does “horny mean”, what does “sucked off” mean (the ghosts use this expression repeatedly but in reference to ascending to heaven.). The last episode is unnecessarily cringey where it references threesomes, being horny, massaging man parts…a ghosts sets up a dating profile and mentions “sexting” and liking a girls boobs. I don’t know why any of this was necessary in what started off as a pretty good family show. It’s almost better for the pre, pre, teens who won’t have a clue what they’re talking about and who won’t be compelled to look it up. Watch WITH your kids for sure! We will not be watching season 2.
age 14+

Sexual Innuendo - Not Family Friendly

Ghosts started off as a family friendly comedy but quickly devolved with all the sexual innuendo. Season 2 has Flower suggesting Hetty sit on a wildly shaking washing machine and Hetty obviously having a sexual experience which is referenced later throughout the show. Last season the "sucked off" comment caused confusion among my under 13 kids. This is a show where you might end up having to explain inappropriate things to younger children if you let them watch like "threesomes", "massaging man parts", "horny" and so on. Definitely at least 14 and up.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (8 ):

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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