School Spirits: School Spirits (all episodes)
May 23, 2023 7:30 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Maddie is a high-school sleuth investigating a disappearance at her school. The only problem is: She's dead, and the murder she's investigating is her own. Trailer.

Maddie (Peyton List) is stuck in a sort of purgatory and surrounded by other teens who died at the school over the prior 6 decades, including Charley (Nick Pugliese), a frosted-tip gay kid from the 90s, Wally (Milo Manheim), a football jock from the 80s, and Rhonda (Sarah Yarkin), a poet from the 60s. Maddie's investigation is assisted by both her dead friends and her living friends Simon (Kristian Flores) and Nicole (Kiara Pichardo). Twists and turns abound! Everyone is a suspect!
posted by Ben Trismegistus (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Did anyone else watch this show? I loved it! Great performances all around, lots of suspense, and an ending I'm still trying to process. It has not been renewed (or canceled), but producers are optimistic for a second season.

We watched with our own high schooler, and it was a great way to bond as a family. Highly recommended.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 7:32 AM on May 23, 2023

I watched this and kept forgetting to add it to FanFare. The last twist really opened up the universe, but I wonder how well they'll be able to continue without breaking the rules they've already set.
posted by Etrigan at 8:37 AM on May 23, 2023 [2 favorites]

I think they may be able to get around that with the idea that nobody really knows what the rules are other than what they've been told, and what they've been told could very well be a lie. [Keeping it deliberately vague to be spoiler-free.]
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 8:50 AM on May 23, 2023

One rule we've seen to be true, though, is that Maddie can't leave the school. Unless they do some hand-wavy "Oh, but now that you have a good reason..." bullshit.
posted by Etrigan at 9:27 AM on May 23, 2023

Yeah, I agree with that. They will have to figure out a way to place the majority of the action in and around the school. Still plenty to resolve there.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 9:40 AM on May 23, 2023

Oh man I would love to watch this but I just can not do another streaming service.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:56 AM on May 23, 2023

It was great! I felt bad for the marching band.
posted by eckeric at 10:25 AM on May 23, 2023 [3 favorites]

Only Murders In The School?
posted by Night_owl at 11:55 AM on May 23, 2023 [1 favorite]

Miss-lapin, apparently there is a code related to the 30th anniversary of the last episode of cheers that allows you to get a free month instead of a free week with sign up (still have to remember to cancel): CHEERSATX

Here is the article where I saw this:

That should be enough time to get through the first season.
posted by eckeric at 9:14 AM on May 24, 2023 [2 favorites]

"Since when did you stop majoring in who gives a fuck?"

OK I am enjoying this enormously. Thank you eckeric.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:48 PM on May 25, 2023 [2 favorites]

So sucked into this show. I feel like it’s better than it has any right to be. Great performances! The premise and the world-building create all sorts of possibilities.

I have multiple members who consider themselves expert plot-predictors (and justifiably so), and they were was stumped as I was regarding who did it until the very end of the final season 1 episode. So cruel that we have to wait so long for season two and the graphic novel!
posted by umbú at 9:48 PM on December 22, 2023 [3 favorites]

Milo Manheim plays a high school student in Eli Roth's Thankgiving as well.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:54 AM on December 25, 2023

I just binged this in all all-nighter. I am confused. Possibly distracted at a few key moments. Janet is Maddie? Janet is using Maddie’s body…
Very engrossing show, no doubt. Good cast.
posted by Glinn at 5:17 AM on December 31, 2023

I stumbled across this yesterday on Netflix, and love it so far. The highlight so far for me was the scene where Simon sees Maddy. It was done so perfectly, with none of the hysterics and whatnot that normally accompany “I see ghosts!” scenes, and the revelation to us of how much Maddie means to Simon.

Also, the soundtrack on this show is really damned good. For instance, Phoebe Bridgers’ I Know the End during the same Simon-sees-Maddie scene was so that’s-just-dust-in-my-eyes wonderful.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:46 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]

« Older Lost: Deus Ex Machina...   |  The Great: Sweden... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments