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Wellington Paranormal

  • 2021
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

In Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's What We Do In The Shadows spin-off, Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.

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Episode 3: Things That Do the Bump in the Night

Summary

Minogue and O'Leary investigate a haunted house, and try to lay to rest a group of ghosts that have been stuck reliving the same party since the 1970s.

Review

Anaglypta wallpaper and swirling brown fabrics form this week’s backdrop as the Paranormal Unit probes sightings of poltergeists at a house that’s supposedly been unoccupied since the 1970s. Also along for the ride is a huckstering medium who gets rather too attached to the spirits (“it’s Stocktaking Syndrome,” says the malaprop-prone Minogue) and ever-credulous police boss Maaka, who is revealed to have “The Truth is in Here” stitched onto the waistband of his boxer shorts.

As torches flash down shadowy corridors and pulses quicken, our team encounters its grisliest sight yet: the ghost of a man who asphyxiated on cheese after falling face first into a fondue. Don’t have nightmares.

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Officer O'LearyKaren O'Leary
Officer MinogueMike Minogue

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  • Episode 3

    Things That Do the Bump in the Night

    Summary

    Minogue and O'Leary investigate a haunted house, and try to lay to rest a group of ghosts that have been stuck reliving the same party since the 1970s.

    Review

    Anaglypta wallpaper and swirling brown fabrics form this week’s backdrop as the Paranormal Unit probes sightings of poltergeists at a house that’s supposedly been unoccupied since the 1970s. Also along for the ride is a huckstering medium who gets rather too attached to the spirits (“it’s Stocktaking Syndrome,” says the malaprop-prone Minogue) and ever-credulous police boss Maaka, who is revealed to have “The Truth is in Here” stitched onto the waistband of his boxer shorts.

    As torches flash down shadowy corridors and pulses quicken, our team encounters its grisliest sight yet: the ghost of a man who asphyxiated on cheese after falling face first into a fondue. Don’t have nightmares.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Officer O'LearyKaren O'Leary
    Officer MinogueMike Minogue
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