Night Visions

Season 1 Episode 16

My So Called Life & Death

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Aug 23, 2001 on FOX

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  • A young girl deals with her difficult family and the ghostly handyman.


    This story is told mostly through the eyes of Julia, a teenage girl on vacation with her domineering mother, apathetic father and manipulative little brother. Julia has mostly negative things to say about her family, as heard in voiceovers that are revealed to be entries she makes into her tape recorder. Her only comfort from her nightmarish life is the handyman who is always workingaround the house. When Julia tries to talk to him, she becomes convinced that he is a ghost. Her mother doesn't believe her, her father goes along with Mom and her brother doesn't believe her probably just to spite her. This episode ends on a very surprising and devastating revelation. Julia's final decision regarding what she has learned disappointed me very much. It just seemed like giving up to me. As I write this review, I am reminded of M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense. Also, it shows an example of how families shouldn't be.A pretty good episode and an obvious favorite of minefrom this series.