That's right -- it turns out that because of one shitty moment, our would-be hero is tossed right at death's door, where death gives him a gun, burns a badge on his chest, and tells him to get to work chasing ghosts and shit. Also death is a hot, sarcastic, and unimpressed version of Rip Torn.
So in other words, she's Rip Torn.
It's kind of like Men in Black in that it's exactly like Men in Black -- the lines of desks, the clean office setting, the jokey bureaucratic treatment of something fantastic.
And chrome. Let's not forget the chrome.
We'd say they added the original "afterlife" spin to it, only Beetlejuice did that first. Perhaps some new characters will shake things up ...