Melinda Gordon inherited her 'gift' - the ability to see and talk with the spirits of dead people - from, and was coached in its use by her grandmother. Ever since she was a young girl, Melinda Gordon has been able to see and talk to dead people, earthbound spirits who have yet to cross over to the other side and who seek her help in communicating and resolving unfinished business with the living. Melinda sometimes has a hard time accepting her 'gift,' especially now that she's a newlywed and looking forward to starting her new life with her husband, Jim Clancy, a paramedic.
The problem is a lack of depth; "Joan of Arcadia," the series this is replacing, had heartfelt moments and significant emotion behind its storylines. Whereas this has Love telling ghosties to head for the light.
If TV really wants a success built around this actress, someone in Hollywood should pay attention to her chameleonic and comedic role in "Heartbreakers," and give her a role that plays to those strengths, instead of something this translucent.