The Real Ghostbusters: Season 1, Episode 30: Boo-Dunit  » TV  »
4.5
1 votes
Are you familiar with this?
Feel free to rate it!
  • I know, they wanted to keep the story interesting by presenting a threat, but it was still odd
  • I know that the show ends up going the other way, but for now I can pretend that the writers are figuring out that Slimer is stupid and annoying
  • So yeah, I definitely recommend checking this one out


    • by David Finniss

      TRUSTWORTHY

      followers:31
      follow
      When the will reading of a best selling mystery writer gets interrupted by the ghost of said writer, the Ghostbusters are called in. As it turns out, she seeks only to reveal the ending of her last, unfinished book before she moves on to the next world or afterlife or whatever you want to call it.

      Its a more peace oriented solution, but for some reason, the “ghosts” of the characters that the writer conjures up to help the team solve the mystery act more antagonistic. I know, they wanted to keep the story interesting by presenting a threat, but it was still odd. As if that wasn’t weird enough, the characters themselves are just bizarre. It was probably by design as they are poking fun at who dunnit type stories, but it came off like they were trying too hard. This


      does get alleviated somewhat when the other members of the team point out how ridiculous this stuff is.

      On the plus side, it was rather funny to see the other three go through all this trouble while Winston more or less sat on the sidelines as he read the book to try to figure out who the killer was. Yes, it seems Winston has a knack for figuring this stuff out as he is a huge mystery buff. Winston did sort of get the short end of the stick when it came to characterization in the movies, so its nice to get little personality tidbits like this from time to time.

      The interplay between Ghostbusters was pretty strong, the exchange between Egon and Winston after the prior landed in the latter’s lap was especially amusing. I also liked the nod to the movie when Peter ...


      • mentioned that this wouldn’t have been the first time they encountered a ghost in the fridge. Granted, it was just him coming up with an excuse to rummage for food, but it was still pretty funny.

        This episode mixed things up a bit. There isn’t any real threat and the proton packs aren’t really used (although Egon really should’ve drawn his when a ghost turns on him and threatens him with a ridiculously oversized gun). Much like the last episode, this one relied on the team using their wits.

        Also, added bonus, Slimer is nowhere to be seen. Not once did I have to hear his annoying gibberish. It was splendid. I know that the show ends up going the other way, but for now I can pretend that the writers are figuring out that Slimer is stupid

        and annoying.

        The only downside is that, as we were only given a fraction of the narrative, the viewer couldn’t try to figure it out as we were never given any clues. Part of the fun of mystery novels is trying to piece it all together and this episode didn’t really give the viewer a chance to do that. I guess they didn’t want to make it too complicated for the younger audience, but it would’ve been an interesting setup if they had pulled it off properly.

        All in all, it was a pretty solid episode. It was funny, well written, and it kept you interested for the full runtime. It even managed to be fairly creepy, which you wouldn’t expect considering the relatively harmless nature of the antagonist. So yeah, I definitely recommend checking this one out. It was rather fun.




    • Don't Be Nice. Be Helpful.

    The review was published as it's written by reviewer in February, 2012. The reviewer certified that no compensation was received from the reviewed item producer, trademark owner or any other institution, related with the item reviewed. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. 1020021565070729/k2311a0220/2.20.12
    Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms & Conditions
    Privacy Policy