Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files: Reviewed


The cop dashboard chupacabra was one I had seen way way lots of times online and studied over and over. I was thrilled to see them do that one. It was popular, but then it was also authentically filmed and left some shaking their heads. We want to think it was just a dog, but how the hell did its head look like that??? I had to giggle that they brought in a miniature horse. Oh, those city kids! Still, I find their conclusions as wishy washy as a politician straddling a fence. I was pleased they picked this case, but confused they picked the alien one. WTF?? That was terrible and so CGI looking and ridiculous. There is no way an alien would walk along as people are interviewing and that no one would see it either. Double stupid. Double cheesy looking. One of the critical things on this show is that they pick the right vids to pursue. Oh, how I wish they'd pick more creepy and dark ones. It seems like all their episodes lately are daylight and boring. I am, however, pleased that the cast seems to be interacting more. They seem to be more confident with their premise and purpose.



What's your take on the episode?

18 comments:

  1. I don't understand how anyone could have a stuff chupacabra in her living room, but to each his own. If that isn't weird, she has the carcass in her freezer. I did like that investigation over the alien one.

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  2. The alien one was a freaking waste of everyone's time and Syfy's cash. It was so badly inserted into the video that it looked like my son could have done it when he was about 9 years old. I run into so many amazingly cool vids online. I wonder why they can't seem to choose any decent ones? I did enjoy the Chuppie one a lot! It's one that has kind of haunted me and not many videos strike me weird like that.

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  3. When it turned its head...WHOA!!!

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  4. Yeah. I was thinking pit bull at first but I can't think of any situation in which the head would look like that. I even considered maybe it was running with a bird in its mouth (hopefully optimistic it wasn't a fucking chuppie) but then it was quite obviously its face. And I thought Sarah Jessica Parker had a horse face! She has nothing on that pup!

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  5. at least served up DNA analysis solved the old chupacabra mystery.

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  6. It looks like a cross between an Elephant and a Rhino.

    (Elephino...)

    I liked the ep. Like you said, the interaction and chemistry is getting better. While I would have gone a different way if *I* were in their shoes (odd crossbreeding, looked like a piggish head to me) they're at least entertaining enough to keep me coming back for more.

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  7. One of the things that made me laugh was the description of Phylis Canion the lady with the chupacabra as a big game hunter. I couldn't help but think of the movie "Secondhand Lions." Who knew there was a bwanna in Texas --- man, you can find those "great white hunters" everywhere.

    The conclusion, don't you just love political correctness?

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  8. Fuck! I have to admit that I saw the episode twice last night (insomnia and my dear friend visiting me) and I got distracted on the DNA evidence both times. Someone tell me what it was! Their conclusions are exasperating considering how they're willing to trot a miniature horse out. I'm surprised they didn't try a baby giraffe. No, a baby donkey. No, a dude in a dog suit. No, a large house cat...

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  9. Just outta curiosity, Autumn, you didn't forget what day it is, right? I mean, it's perfectly alright if you did. I just want to figure it out.

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  10. DNA a hybrid, part coyote and part Mexican gray wolf.

    Peppy is not amused ...

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  11. HN;
    You never mentioned "The Fog" again so I figured it was off. I gotta get up to date on the blogs today. I have the day off and I'm working to get somewhere on my writing assignments, but I had a post in the queue and was waiting to hear from you. I can pop it up in a while. :-)

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  12. Sorry if I caused some miscommunication. I hope you still have some time to do something. Again, my bad.

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  13. Barry;
    Hmm... it was one ugly SOB, but I am sure that's not uncommon for domestics to breed with wilds sometimes--just look at Sandra Bullock and her ex Jesse James.

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  14. They better figure out 100% what it is so someone can slap a costume on it and help them sell their fast food.
    Don't know where that came from.

    I don't mind these types of video very disturbing or even exciting anymore. They are hitting the dime-a-dozen mark in the video department.
    Interesting sure, but some weird DNA hiccup or whatever can be left alone in favor of more supernatural material for the show.

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  15. Yeah, the Chupacabra was interesting.(btw, yeah, "there are plenty of instances of "coy-dog" and "coy-wolf" hybrids running around) But the "alien" was another example of an "investigation" that could've been solved with a freakin' phone call.
    I must say I AM warming up to Jael a bit more lately. Maybe it's because her acting skills seem to have improved, or maybe it's because she's wearing a bikini in her new FB profile pic...

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  16. Hahaha Yes. I think Jael was a model/actress wannabe (thank goodness the actress thing fell through she can't emote for shit). She seems more human now, but I suspect that there is just something in her makeup that makes it difficult for her to get a personality across. It's like there's no one home. I do like the other chick and don't ask me to spell her name. I suck at that. Chi-Lon?? She seems like she's more relaxed and open and confident than she was before. I really want to see the team finding their cajones and disputing between themselves. Seemed like Bill would be ideal as the grumpy old man of the group, but he really is extremely quiet. And this is an issue when you get nerds together. They need nerds, but they need boisterous ones, not the kind that hate publicity or hate speaking up. The new dude, Devin, is freaking adorable. I would love to have a pocket Devin to carry around and consult with when making decisions. His puppy-like enthusiasm is fantastic. I think Austin is totally losing any focus on the show. Other than to have someone to be the "muscle" he seems to be a slack-jawed no-opinion kinda guy. Ben is not vocal enough for me. He seems more like the chauffeur for the team than the leader. I'm not sure. It's all very vague for me. I like it when I know they're doing cases that excite me like the chuppie one was awesome. I think the obviously faked ones are just ridiculous like the dude with the alien in his bedroom and the alien walking in the background of the interview and the freaking swingset--wtf? So, better case choices and fix that team--dammit! I would nix Bill (doesn't voice himself enough), Austin (has no opinions) and Jael (she has a specialty?). I'd keep Devin, Ben and Chi-Lon and make it that team of 3 all the time.

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  17. I just finished watching the episode and...wow...just wow. They seriously flew all the way to Argentina to investigate a CGI image that wasn't even as good as half of my son's video games. This says to me that their "tech specialist" has that title in name and for entertainment purposes only.

    And that sound they recorded was the predatory echolocation (not the song) of either an Orca, Beluga, or Pilot whale. They hunt seals. This made the seals freak out.

    The "chupacabra" was a coyote protecting it's kill (most likely a mole or other field rodent) from what it thought was a bigger animal coming to take it from him. I looked up the video on youtube and paused it at the 23 second mark, and you can make out the feet and tail dangling out of i's mouth.

    Jael de Pardo used to be a very respected journalist for CurrentTV, and I can't for the life of me figure out why she left there to be in this show. I know she isn't exactly your favorite person on the show, but she did have a reputation that has been officially pooped on. I think that's why she looks like such a sourpuss all the time.

    I love Destination Truth, but I absolutely cannot take this show seriously.

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  18. You know, it would make sense to have something in its mouth and I like to think that, but there is such a snout-like look to it that I just don't see a critter in its mouth. I think it's entirely possibly that there is a crazy mix of animals that bred that. I really don't think chuppie, but perhaps there is another creature running around TX that needs explaining. Still, paranormal I'm not thinking. That case of the alien was a total insult to all of us. Pursue something more realistic at least. I'm just completely displeased with almost all the cases they chose this season. Chuppie was the main one I was excited about and the rest were just WTF?? Jael should just interpret or be a reporter, but she does not seem like she is in her place with either DT or FoF. I would have no issue if she were in the field reporting, but please don't try to use her for entertainment purposes. There's no light inside.

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