Goosebumps: Season 2, Episode 1

Be Careful What You Wish For... (10 Aug. 1996)

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When terminally unpopular Samantha meets a strange woman who offers to grant her three wishes, she soon finds herself in deep trouble.


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When terminally unpopular Samantha meets a strange woman who offers to grant her three wishes, she soon finds herself in deep trouble.

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[last lines]
Samantha Byrd: [after making her final wish, to Judith] So, you know what you're gonna wish for?
Judith Belwood: [turns to Samantha] What are you doing here, Byrd? Lose your compass on your migration?
Samantha Byrd: [to herself in a smile] She's back.
Judith Belwood: If you don't mind, I'm trying to have a private conversation here.
Samantha Byrd: Oh, sure.
Judith Belwood: [Judith goes back to Clarissa] I wish that wherever I was, people would gather around and admire me.
Clarissa: Oh.
Samantha Byrd: [...]
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Goosebumps shows that wishes can come true. Just maybe not how you thought they would.
18 September 2013 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

It's a standard horror genre device that's been used to great effect over the years, from the greatness of The Monkey's Paw to the slightly lesser greatness of Wishmaster.

The wish that is granted, but not in the way that the wisher intended. That's what we get in this particular episode of Goosebumps. The person who gets to make the wishes is Samantha Byrd (played by melody Johnson), a girl who finds every day at school a misery thanks to one particularly persistent bully (Judith, played by Susan Cooke). She tries to make her life better, but the wishes end up only making things worse.

Zipping through the fun storyline, this is easily one of the better Goosebumps episodes, and a great start to the second season. Directed by Rene Bonniere, and adapted for the small screen by Charles Lazer, this is very enjoyable from start to finish.

Johnson is easy to like and root for as the put upon schoolgirl, Cooke is suitably nasty as the bully and Ellen-Ray Hennessy is amusing as the woman granting wishes, trying her best to help Samantha get things just as she wants them.

It may not be as scary as some of the more memorable episodes, but this gets everything just right and should please fans of the show.

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