The Harper House

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  • TV-14
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (369)

The Harper House follows the story of a family, the Harpers, who have fallen on hard times and need to move into their inherited Victorian mansion. As they settle into their new home, they realize that it is haunted by the ghosts of their ancestors, who are not happy about the changes that the family is trying to make to the house. While trying to coexist with their spectral roommates, the Harpers also face a number of challenges as they try to adapt to their new life.

The matriarch of the family is Debbie Harper, played by Rhea Seehorn, who is determined to make the best of their situation. Debbie is a former high-powered executive who has lost her job and is struggling to find a new one, but she is not one to give up easily. Her husband is a stay-at-home dad named Ben, played by Jason Lee, who is trying to find his way in his new role as a full-time caregiver. The couple has two children, a teenage daughter named Harper and a younger son named Becca.

As the family navigates their daily challenges, they are also being watched by the ghostly residents of the house. The previous occupants of the Harper House were a group of eccentric artists who had a very different vision for the house than the Harpers do. The ghosts include a songwriter from the 1960s, a bohemian artist from the 1920s, and a suffragette from the turn of the century. They do not appreciate the modern touches that the Harpers are making to the house, and they are not afraid to let their displeasure be known.

While the ghosts initially seem like a nuisance, they slowly begin to play a more significant role in the family's life. They offer advice and support to the Harpers when they need it and even help them navigate some of the difficulties that they face. As the series progresses, the Harpers and their ghostly roommates learn to coexist and understand each other better.

The Harper House is a mix of comedy and drama, with a healthy dose of supernatural elements thrown in. The show deals with some heavy topics, such as financial struggles, job loss, and the challenges of parenthood, but it does so with a quirky sense of humor that keeps things light. The dynamic between the family members is endearing, and the characters are all relatable and likable.

The show has a strong visual style, and the Harper House itself is a character in its own right. The Victorian mansion is beautifully rendered and full of intricate details, which make it a delight to look at. The ghostly apparitions are also well-designed, and each one has its own distinct personality and look.

The Harper House has been praised for its diverse cast and its willingness to tackle modern social issues in a thoughtful and nuanced way. The show addresses topics such as gender roles, race, and sexual orientation in a way that feels natural and authentic. The character of Becca, in particular, has been praised for her portrayal of a young girl who is struggling with her gender identity.

In conclusion, The Harper House is a charming and engaging show that offers a unique take on the haunted house genre. Its strong cast and clever writing make it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good supernatural comedy. As the show progresses, it will be interesting to see how the Harpers and their ghostly roommates continue to navigate their strange living situation.

The Harper House is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 2021.

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Bad Help
10. Bad Help
November 3, 2021
Concerned about looking like a bad ally, Freddie attempts to hide his racist family history from their friends and neighbors and Todd gets some hollow help from Ollie with his school project.
Destination Funeral / Making The Lie Real
9. Destination Funeral / Making The Lie Real
October 27, 2021
A trip with Daddy Dan and Brenna commemorating her mother's passing proves to be more enlightening than Debbie imagined.
Home Alone On The 4th Of July
8. Home Alone On The 4th Of July
October 20, 2021
The Harpers celebrate the Fourth of July at the River Creek Fourth Fest and it's far from a relaxing holiday; Freddie consumes a questionable funnel cake and Debbie protects the neighborhood from a robbery... or so she thinks.
Marshmallow Tests
7. Marshmallow Tests
October 13, 2021
Opposite personality traits become more apparent in the Harper family when Debbie and Freddie collaborate on a business idea and when Todd and Ollie search for a new toy on the market.
Everyone In Town Must Eat A Piece Of Barack Obama Before Midnight Or The World Ends
6. Everyone In Town Must Eat A Piece Of Barack Obama Before Midnight Or The World Ends
October 6, 2021
When Ollie believes everyone must consume a piece of President Barack Obama in order to save the town, Debbie worries about her gullibility.
Baby Talk/ Coupon Kid
5. Baby Talk/ Coupon Kid
September 30, 2021
With her sister Brenna's questionable support, Debbie resorts to "baby talk" to make sales at Awning Con. Meanwhile, Shauna Bradley scams an impressionable Freddie.
That Old House/ Friend Stacking
4. That Old House/ Friend Stacking
September 23, 2021
Debbie and Freddie find the perfect friends, but are annoyed when they turn out to be friend-stackers. Todd struggles to move on from the past.
The Perfect Gift/ Marg Truck
3. The Perfect Gift/ Marg Truck
September 15, 2021
Freddie, Todd and Ollie compete to find the perfect birthday gift for Debbie.
Conflicting Parenting Books
2. Conflicting Parenting Books
September 15, 2021
Debbie and Freddie's conflicting parenting styles become more apparent.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 16, 2021
After losing her high-paying job, Debbie Harper and her family move to the poorer side of town.
Where to Watch The Harper House
The Harper House is available for streaming on the Paramount+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Harper House on demand at Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (369)