Ghost Whisperer is an American television drama-fantasy-thriller that premiered on CBS September 23, 2005. The show was developed by Spiritual medium James Van Praagh and created by John Gray. It currently stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, and Camryn Manheim and Jamie Kennedy. Formerly Aisha Tyler and Jay Mohr were part of the regular cast. Ghost Whisperer airs Friday nights at 8/7c. It was announced in an interview by P.K. Simonds with E! Online that Ghost Whisperer will return for a 5th Season.
Ghost Whisperer is an episodic series that follows the life of Melinda Gordon, a young woman who has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. Each episode deals with one or more ghosts seeking Melinda's help in relaying a message or completing a task that will put the spirit to rest, and allow them to "cross over" into The Light, a metaphor presented by the show as its conception of Heaven. Crossing over is when a spirit leaves earth and goes to heaven (however this can't be confirmed as she herself stated she doesn't know what is on the other side).
Despite the episodic structure of the show, plot lines that span two or three episodes (normally during season openers and finishers) develop and progress throughout the rest of the season. The first season arc introduced the show's first antagonist, Romano, a negative entity in a black hat, who attempted to do the exact opposite of Melinda and gather earthbound souls and bring them to the Dark Side. The story climaxed in the season finale when a plane crashed in Grandview, and Melinda and Romano both attempted to sway the souls to the Light, and staying on earth, respectively. Her best friend Andrea Moreno was killed in the plane crash and, in a story that would carry over to the second season, was being swayed by Romano to stay earthbound.
In the second season, two new characters (Delia Banks and Professor Rick Payne) are introduced, both of whom, by season's end, come to learn of Melinda's power and become survivors that ghosts want messages passed to through Melinda. The second season arc revolves around the thinning "veil" between the living and the dead, evident in certain situations in second season episodes. By the end of the season, a second Ghost Whisperer was introduced. His arrival in Grandview sets the final events of a disastrous prophecy in motion, and the strengthening of the dark side over the Light.
The third season begins with Melinda realizing that she may have a brother with the same ability she has but not with the same intentions. As Melinda begins uncovering and encountering dark secrets and ghosts, she gets closer and closer to learning the truth of why her father left her and her mother during her childhood. Ultimately, Melinda learns that her father may not be who he appears to be.
The fourth season begins with the introduction of a new character, Eli James, who due to a near-death experience has gained the ability to hear the dead. At the same time, Professor Payne leaves Grandview on sabbatical (Actor Jay Mohr, who played Payne, premiered his own sitcom at the beginning of the same season). Eventually Melinda would suffer a huge personal loss of her own when her husband, Jim, is shot and dies, visiting her as a spirit who refuses to cross over. He would then enter the body of a recently deceased individual in order to stay with Melinda only to forget their previous life together. Currently he is coming to terms with having his memories returned to him after having another near death experience while trying to save Melinda.
The beginning of each episode normally revolves around Melinda first encountering the ghost(s) that will be crossed over in the episode. In their normally brief appearances, Melinda collects clues she later researches. After gaining a significant piece of information that drives the episode's plot further, the ghost(s) normally open up to her, and tell her how it is she can help them find peace. Often, the messages the ghosts want Melinda to pass are confusing and as a result, she is normally met with questions and scepticism by those she is trying to give the message to the families, friends and lovers of the ghosts. By the end of each episode, Melinda is usually able to complete her task and cross over the ghost(s) from the respective episode.
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Your Love Is A Lie
When I'm Gone
Welcome To My Life
I Can Wait Forever
The Click Five
Just The Girl
Don't Believe In Love
Life For Rent
Hot 'n Cold
I Kissed a Girl
A Story Of Lightning
It was adapted into an anime series, Tsubasa Chronicle (ツバサ・クロニクル ,Tsubasa Kuronikuru), animated by Bee Train, which aired 52 episodes over two seasons during 2005 and 2006. Three OVAs (animated by Production I.G) were also released in two month successions from November 2007 through March 2008.
As of September 1, 2008, the English dub of the first season is being broadcast on the FUNimation Channel in the United States. The English dub is also being broadcast by Animax across Asia under the title Chronicle of The Wings.
Sakura is the princess of Clow Country (The Country of the Eternal Tower), which is ruled by her older brother, King Tōya. Her childhood friend Syaoran is a young archaeologist. Sakura is revealed to have strange powers when she has a vision of a mysterious symbol. Meanwhile, Syaoran discovers the same symbol at the ruins he is excavating. He sees Sakura standing on the symbol on the ground. Ghostly wings appear on her back and a mysterious force begins to pull her into the walls of the ruins. Syaoran rescues her in time, but her wings disintegrate into feathers, which are scattered across dimensions. The High Priest of Clow Kingdom, Yukito, immediately realizes that Sakura's "feathers" were the manifestation of her soul and memories; without them, she will die. In order to save Sakura, Syaoran must journey to retrieve her wings' feathers, the fragments of her memories.
Yukito sends Syaoran and the unconscious Sakura to the Dimensional Witch, Yūko, who is one of the main characters in xxxHolic. There he meets Kurogane, a rough-mannered ninja banished from his world by Princess Tomoyo, and Fay D. Flourite, a magician who fled his world to avoid King Ashura. Each of them must pay with what he values most in order to gain the power to cross dimensions. For Kurogane, it is his sword Ginryū, and for Fay, it is the tattoo on his back which regulates his control of his magic. Syaoran, on the other hand, must pay with his relationship with Sakura: even if he is able to retrieve all of her memories, she will never remember anything about him or their relationship. (This sacrifice also pays Sakura's "toll" to Yūko, because what Sakura values most are her memories of and with Syaoran.) Only when the three agree to her terms does Yūko present them with the power to cross dimensions; a white creature named Mokona Modoki.
While traversing through worlds to find Sakura's feathers, the four travellers and Mokona are forced to overcome many dangers and opponents, some of whom are figures from Syaoran's past who wish to collect Sakura's feathers for their own reasons as they are seen to be objects that hold great power.
The manga adopts darker and more complex tones in the latter half of the story.
Because of the crossover characters with xxxHolic, the two manga occasionally intertwine with each other.
The name is a play on words: binchōtan (備長炭) is a kind of charcoal, which is mainly used for cooking. However, -tan is a suffix created by the mispronunciation of chan. Relating to this dajare, the main cast is the moe anthropomorphic representations of different types of charcoal.
An anime began airing in February 2006 that was produced by Studio Deen. Animax, who have also broadcasted all episodes within respective networks across Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, translating and dubbing the series into English and other languages. The anime is set in Minabe, Wakayama, a location that is the largest producer of binchōtan charcoal in Japan.
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|Control Room (Live)|
|EP by Avril Lavigne|
|Released||April 15, 2008 (USA)|
June 06, 2008 (Germany)
|Genre||Acoustic rock, pop rock, alternative rock|
|Avril Lavigne chronology|
Control Room is a live acoustic EP by Avril Lavigne released April 15, 2008 as a download only and is available at many online music stores. The videos for the tracks can be watched on MSN. The most popular tracks, according to iTunes Store, are "Adia" and "Losing Grip".