“Is this hell, just looking at Facebook for eternity?” - Diane Egan
Guess I’m A Ghost is an 8-part dramedy web series about the life, death, and pre-afterlife of Diane Egan (Kelsey Siepser), a thirtysomething millennial.
While among the living, Diane wasn’t a great person. Self-absorbed, insecure, and selfish, she has a falling out with her best friend Courtney - during Courtney’s birthday celebration.
Diane dies that night when she leaves the party in a Uber and the car is involved in an accident.
Due to a bureaucratic snafu in the afterlife, Diane returns to earth as a ghost, intent on making amends to the people she has hurt the most.
Created and written by Chris Sullivan, Guess I’m A Ghost is a smart, astute comedy that deftly explores our visceral need to find connection with others.
Six of the eight episodes center on Diane “haunting” a person she has wronged:
Courtney (Caroline Bloom), her childhood friend she took for granted
Marc (Eugene Young), a one-time Tinder hookup who also happens to be Courtney’s ex
Dusty (Susan Shearer), her Uber driver on the night she died
Diane’s hauntings conclude with both her and the people she revisits making amends and gaining life-altering personal epiphanies.
While my description of the narrative may make the project sound saccharine in a Hallmark Channel movie-of-the-week way, Guess I’m A Ghost depicts relationships through a very grounded and naturalistic lens.
Sullivan has an almost uncanny ability to mine comedy from the awkwardness and vulnerability that arise from human interactions.
The writing - along with the exceptional and inclusive cast led by Siepser - makes Guess I’m A Ghost an affecting, uplifting comedy that affirms life in all its messiness and complexity.
Watch the first episode here…
View the complete series on Vimeo: Guess I’m A Ghost
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