ABC DVD / Region 4 / June 2010
ABC 3’s entertaining and spooky teen comedy drama Dead Gorgeous arrives on DVD this month.
When three teenage sisters die in a horse drawn coach accident in 1861 the last thing they expect is to become ghosts but that is just what happens to Rebecca (played by Melissa Howard), Sophie (Poppy Lee Friar) and Hazel (Alexandra Coppinger) but because they feel it wasn’t their turn to die they make a successful application to the Ghost council to return to the real world. Unfortunately it takes the Ghost Council 150 years to make their decision and when the girls do return home they find their once stately home is now School.
There is much fun to be had as the girls have to adjust to their highly changed surrounding and also ensure that no one discovers their secret because if that happens they have to return straight back to the afterlife. Dead Gorgeous is very groovy, channelling such shows as Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Ghosts of Motley Hall and even Bewitched.