Friday, November 13, 2009
Ghost Hunters Academy: Back to School
SyFy channel 11 pm Wednesday nights
I swore I wasn’t going to watch it since “GH” has been soooo horribly dull this season and everyone seems to be going through the motions, but I admittedly was curious about how Steve and Tango could manage a team of reality-show wannabe’s.
Steve did an exceptional job of taking it seriously and making them have to mature. It could have been more boot-campish for my tastes. They should have been made to climb high places, stay in a tight morgue tray, plunged into darkness for long periods of time… I’d have gone all commando on the them, but Steve made me proud. I love how he tripped them up with the “rolled cigarette” comment. That was hilarious! In fact, I’d really like to see them take the kids into a site that’s been rigged with fake haunting stuff and see if they can figure out they’re being duped. That’d be a really good test of debunking skills.
The only one worthy of staying is the nerd-boy (far right in picture above). He seems like he’s not there to become famous or be seen on TV. He just wants to learn from the masters. He reminds me a lot of Tango when he started with the team. He doesn’t seem scared and definitely picks up info fast and applies it. The others seemed to be posturing, whiny, immature, and generally too lame for other reality shows and their motivations are questionable.
I see the dynamics they tried to set up by picking the team, but I’d really rather see real potential ghost hunters. I really wish it had taken GH's time spot and have GH on later because I'm likely to fall asleep during GH and not be wake for GHA, so I might or might not see it.
at 8:49:00 AM