Kinare Posted March 26, 2016 Share Posted March 26, 2016 k, so, there's a new show that has been on for maybe a month now called Paranormal Lockdown. It stars Nick Groff, who was part of the Ghost Adventures crew until drama made him leave, and some other gal who used to be a star of some show I don't think I've ever seen (Paranormal State). Because I feel Ghost Adventures is pretty much the only legit show out there (even if Zak is annoying sometimes), I have been watching Paranormal Lockdown hoping Nick would keep up with what GA tried to do. Well, that's partially the case. They do keep the crew to a minimum like GA does (just Nick, the gal, and one camera guy), which is a huuuge flaw in many of the other shows because of all the noise and interference a bunch of people are going to cause. The big concern with PL is they don't put as much effort into debunking stuff. They also ask stupid questions to the ghosts sometimes when they get responses on their box... Not really bad, just a tad annoying. There's one other really huge red flag with PL: they're working with stars from Ghost Hunters. Two episodes now have featured GH stars. The big problem with that is that the GH people got caught on a live Halloween special doing some very questionable things (basically faking stuff and failing to debunk obvious things), which totally fucked them over and they lost all credibility after that. I'm really trying to give PL a chance because their approach is interesting (they stay in one location for 72 hours straight and they have a couple new devices I've never seen before now that seem to do well), but if they do one more show with GH people or any of these other questionable shows, I'm out. There are so many other shows out there that just scream bullshit and it really irks me because I do believe spirits exist and the more these BS shows pop up and fuck up the less people will be receptive to real proof. There's one I can't recall the name of that has one of the old GH guys on it and it's an extremely messy show with a bunch of stupidity throughout, I've only watch a couple of those episodes. There's yet another that I can't recall the name of that I sat through a few episodes of before deciding it was rubbish. What really made me call them a bunch of morons and fakers was one episode where they were supposedly communicating via Ouija board... I don't know much about this stuff, but even with the little bit I do know I'm sure they were doing it wrong and if they were actually communicating with a spirit they would have been in huge danger the way they were mishandling it. They also rely very heavily on psychic mediums and "feelings", rather than scientific equipment. There's also one called Paranormal Witness and another similar one called A Haunting, plus a few others like it. These shows supposedly recount the details of hauntings that families endure. Problem is, all of the people on these shows look like typical white trash assholes who make any little thing into something huge, which totally shits on anyone that might actually be legit. Their stories are always so wild and crazy and typical to what draws massive morons into those types of shows... arg. There is one show that I also forgot the name of that at first I was ready to discount immediately, but after giving it a chance into a 2nd episode where he called out the family for inviting the bad spirit in and then refused to do an exorcism, that won a little bit of respect. Still, it all could have all been a setup for show and he didn't find any actual proof - just used "feelings" to figure things out. What makes me really sad though is I think Ghost Hunters did start out legit (and I think the International division was legit up until it stopped airing). I feel that as GH got more popular they were being pressured from the network to keep ratings up, especially since their last couple seasons were pretty dull. That means Syfy is partially to blame for the downfall of a good crew, assuming they were good to begin with. Woo, lookit dat wall-o-text about ghosty shows being bad~ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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