Top 5 Ghost Dramas

I previously reviewed 10 chilling ghost dramas to keep you cool this past summer. Rather than rerun the whole post in the month-long Halloween special, I’m just highlighting my 5 favorites from that post with some new material, all of which will make excellent watching during this Halloween season.

Black 1 season 18 episodes 👻👻👻👻👻
Two grim reapers watch the eponymous Black, a rogue grim reaper, try to save a human
Two grim reapers watch the eponymous Black, a rogue grim reaper, try to save a human


This show features some really beautiful grim reaper mythology, compelling characters, great music—basically this show was just all around beautiful and amazing.  Seriously, I was ugly-crying by the end of it, I was overcome. An all-time favorite for me, will definitely re-watch.

Cheo-Yong 2 seasons 20 episodes 👻👻👻👻
Cheo-Yong investigates
Cheo-Yong investigates


This is a great crime-solving-via-ghosts type show.  I give it an overall rating of four ghosts; I would give the first season a three-ghost rating and the second season a five-ghost rating.  The first season sets up the premise (Cheo-Yong, the detective who can see ghosts and uses this to solve crimes) but the show really reaches its potential in the second season.

Demon’s Path 1 season 13 episodes 👻👻👻👻👻
Ho Fei emerges from a bodybag
Ho Fei emerges from a bodybag


This is another crime-solving-via-ghosts type show.  There are two ways that the police communicate with the dead: via shamans (“supernatural specialists”) and via a scientific device created by the creepy (he takes naps in a body bag) Dr. Ho.  The crime-solving plot is interesting but it was the characters (especially Dr. Ho and his character arc) that made me love this show.

Oh My Ghost 1 season 16 episodes 👻👻👻👻
This show is not actually that scary, but it is about a ghost, more specifically, a love triangle with a ghost.  It’s a very cute show with a crime-solving twist, as well as a side of cooking show drama. This review is for the 2015 Korean version (오 나의 귀신님) featuring Park Bo-Young.  I give it 4 ghosts for being a feel-good ghost story.  This show was removed from Netflix briefly but it is back up now and ready for your viewing pleasure.
Tientsin Mystic 1 season 24 episodes 👻👻👻👻👻
Ding Mao cuddles with a skull
Ding Mao cuddles with a skull


Excellent spookage™ for maximum chills.  Another all-time favorite for me, featuring a large variety of ghosts, ghouls, and gods.

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Review posted: July 4, 2019
Rerun: October 10, 2019

All images in this post are taken from their respective shows and are copyright of their respective owners.

What do you think?  Which show was your favorite?  Are you scared of the ghosts?  Let us know in the comments!

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