Friday, October 10, 2008

Most Haunted Live

Well, the chat was an absolute blast, but the investigation is a little hokey.

These guys are such performers, it's hard to know what to buy and what to roll your eyes at. Right before they cut to another group or break, one of them always falls down, gets "touched," or is suddenly contacted by another entity, etc.

I skipped last year's Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Special because the one I saw the year before had some pretty glaring "FAKE!" moments. In particular, I recall seeing Steve give a visual cue to someone off-screen right before a break before realizing he was on camera when he did it. He stopped short and tried to play it off, but it didn't work.

Now, giving the benefit of the doubt, there is no telling what Steve was really doing or trying to communicate - but seeing as how I'd been watching for like three hours and nothing was happening and everyone basically knew it, it certainly seemed "obvious" that he was giving the "let's scream or something" indicator. With tonight's Most Haunted Live, they're a lot more... brazenly full of shit.

The sketchy psychic (the self-proclaimed psychic who doodles pictures while the others "investigate") was talking to the host earlier when he suddenly goes, "Who are you!? What are you doing here!? What do you want!?" Quickly, we swapped-out to Camera 2 for a pan, where we found the host on the ready with a, "We'll leave you to it while we go back now, live, to..."

They also spend a lot of time doing these cheeseball "seances" and shit. The one that really got to me was when this "psychic medium" or whatever said something about how an entity named "Mike" 'doesn't care what he's going to do tonight,' and the woman there immediately started taunting this entity. A moment later, the medium fell down dramatically, claiming Mike attacked him.

A lot of the people writing in are cheesy, too. They're all praying for their safety and claim to sense an Evil spirit over this one's left shoulder or that one's Western knee. Whatever.

Dear Most Haunted Live:

Let's dial it back a notch or 40, can we?

© C Harris Lynn, 2008
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