Live action kids (not Scooby and Friends) solving mysteries with the help of a floating orb/ghost. That was a genius premise, because but for Scooby Doo, it hadn't even been attempted before. I didn't miss a single episode of this show when I was a kid. I would wake up Sunday mornings (when it aired on PBS in my hometown) just to see Jamal, Alex, Gaby and the gang chase after the truth. The little romances that they'd add to the plot didn't hurt either. I was co caught up I even joined the Ghostwriter fan club-a show of my geekdom, I know. I loved this show as a kid because it was set in a 'cool place', New York City, the kids were from diverse backgrounds, which I could relate to. It was an awesome part of my childhood.