By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

My favorite ghost stories on TV


October 28, 2021

Dead Like Me

Some of the scariest characters in afterlife lore are grim reapers. Shadowy skeletal figures, in hooded black robes, carrying a scythe who take souls to their final destination. Dead Like Me offers a very different take on these dark characters by portraying reapers as ordinary, though dead, people stuck in limbo. They are tasked with guiding souls to their afterlife before they themselves can move on.

The main character, George (Ellen Muth), is killed after being hit in the head by the toilet seat from the re-entering Space Station Mir. In life, she was an unhappy temp, and no...

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