Ghost Whisperer fans absolutely love the series, and have since its original airing in 2005. Melinda Gordon, Delia Banks and the rest of the crew captivated audiences right from the get-go, and submerged fans into a supernatural world of ghosts and spirits. With a premise as strong as helping lost souls find their way to the "other side," viewers had plenty of questions surrounding the lore of the show. The biggest question they had; what is it like to be a ghost in the world of Ghost Whisperer?
CBS answered this question with an original web series. Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side is a spin-off from the original plot of the show that aimed to dive deeper into the world that Gordon lives in, but through the perspectives of Gordon's maint clientele. The episodes, with run times as short as two minutes or as long as ten, were first available to fans on the CBS website, with a new installment launching on Fridays alongside the season airing.
A total of 36 episodes were created to compliment the Ghost Whisperer series. The offshoot aimed to expand the dimension that the ghosts inhabit, giving more depth to the rules of the world that creator John Gray built. The storylines range from lost spirits trying to find the light to spirits trying to help Gordon and her husband keep the spark alive in their marriage. There are even plenty of easter eggs for fans to keep in eye out for. For instance, in season four of the we series, new homeowners the Tylers resort to contacting Mary Ann Wankowski, the inspiration for the series, for some advice on a spirit that may be living in their home. And can you recognize the lady on the front of those books they are reading?
The first season tackles the most popular question that fans asked; what does the world look like through the eyes of a lost soul? Main ghost Zach wakes up after getting into a bicycle accident, only to turn around and discover his own dead body. Over the course of 8 episodes, we follow Zach as he navigates his new, ghostly abilities and the power that comes with them. We catch him again in season two as he attempts to find Gordon. He then makes a rare but delightful appearance when the web series and the show cross paths in the finale of season two ("The Gathering") and during season three (episode 16, "Deadbeat Dads").
It's little details like these that make shows like Ghost Whisperer addictive to fans. Digging into the material and giving these glances into the background on Gordon's life add depth and richness to the show itself. If you'd like to catch more Ghost Whisperer goodies, check out the CBS YouTube channel.
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