"Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead" explores Williams' abilities to see and speak with the dead, and, in some cases, transform the lives of people who are seeking to connect with their dearly departed. Throughout the series, Williams shares the stories of those wanting to be reunited with loved ones who have died, and offers personal observations and insights. In each episode, cameras follow the young clairvoyant during a typical day in the life, which includes, among other things, her readings to scheduled clients and also people she randomly meets around town.
Lisa does a quick reading for Egan and Gil on the street in Hollywood and connects Gil with his cousin, who has recently passed away. Then it's off to a hotel to meet Joanna, who Lisa puts in touch with her hubby, John, a Marine who died in Iraq. For her second extended reading, Lisa connects sisters Eugenia and Alex with the spirit of their mother, and she's able to clarify what happened the day their mom took her own life. To close the show, Lisa investigates a haunted hotel and encounters two spirits: a man who was shot over a gambling debt and a woman who was decapitated.
On Hollywood Boulevard, Lisa reads for a British couple, James and Maria. James remains skeptical - that is until Lisa connects him with his mother and his best friend who died suddenly. Lisa then meets Patricia for a reading and sheds light on the abduction of her son by his father many years ago. When they travel to the location of the kidnapping, Lisa is able to confirm that Patricia's son is, in fact, alive and living in Europe. For her next reading, Lisa connects Mike with his close friend who died of AIDS, as well as with his mother, who wants to wish him a happy birthday. Lisa wraps up the show by traveling to the home of Traci and Christina in Apple Valley. In the backyard Lisa meets the spirit of a little girl - and she rids the home of the negative force of Traci's grandfather.
Lisa stops two girls on the street and connects one of them with a friend who died in a drunk-driving accident. She then meets Donna and breaks the news that Donna was conceived during a sexual assault. In another reading, Lisa connects Morgan with her dead father - but halfway through she's interrupted by Morgan's cousin, who has an important message: that her death, although made to look like one, was not an accident. Instead, she was murdered! To close the show, Lisa travels to the restaurant Landmark 78, where she meets the co-owner, Rosa, and connects her to the spirit of a young woman who hanged herself in the restaurant.
Lisa meets a couple on the street who have suffered a miscarriage and lets them know that the spirit of their little girl is with them. The psychic then has her first reading with Virginia. Lisa puts Virginia in contact with her dead father, a famous guitar player who died onstage, and answers many of her questions about his legacy. For her next reading, Lisa brings closure to a mother who has lost her son in a motorcycle accident. While stopping off in a local clothing store, Lisa gives readings to three people, putting each of them in touch with their grandparents. Finally, Lisa checks out the supposedly haunted house of a skeptic - who turns into a believer when Lisa feels the spirit of the woman's very alive ex-husband.
Lisa encounters a woman named Mary on the street and is able to connect her with her grandmother, who has birthday wishes to share. Lisa meets Randi for the episode's first full reading, during which she picks up the spirit of Randi's beloved dog as well as a negative entity of a man. Lisa travels to Randi's apartment to place crystals on her to give her strength. Then, while getting her nails done, Lisa connects the owner of the salon with a close male friend as well as with a grandmother figure. For her second full reading, Lisa connects Teena not only with her parents, but with her ex-boyfriend who was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Later, Lisa meets with a historian named Mark at an old Hollywood mansion and sheds light on a murder-suicide that took place there.
Lisa does an impromptu reading for Seanon on the street and is able to connect her with her grandmother who has passed on. For her first full reading, Lisa connects three siblings, Debi, Andi and Dan, with the spirit of their mother. She then stops for coffee and picks up on the spirit of the barista's good friend who passed away from colon cancer. For her second reading, Lisa is able to connect a couple, Pamela and William, with their fathers. To wrap up the show, Lisa meets Tyler, who lives in an apartment where a grisly murder took place. She picks up on residual energy there and also helps to heal Tyler's dog.