Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fact or Faked Intervention


I think it's very appropriate that Syfy has this motto - "Imagine greater"

Tonight is the season finale--a bar poltergeist and a cave witch.

What's necessary to survive a show that lost its potential? Adjust.

Remember the first season of "Ghost Adventures" when everyone was laughing at what a douche Zak was and what numbnuts his sidekicks were? That they knew nothing about ghost hunting or even seemed to care about it other than to just party down in some old buildings and yell at the walls? Then, they caught on that they were a joke and so they played it up by amping up the drama and being "in" on the joke?

Well, it looks like FoF has had some growing pains. They can't seem to hire the right cast or use the right format and the show is adolescent, Scooby Doo'ish and generally ridiculous. Syfy has nowhere to go with it, but try to sell the "personalities" on the show since, when grouped together, they barely form one personality.

If they really wanted to make it Scooby Doo, then please just go Scooby Doo, hire some more pretty young lightweights and be totally giddy and naive. Don't try to straddle the line and make it seem like this is intelligent viewing and this is a real team. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if they had let Ben just run the ship, he might have sailed it in the right direction, but at this point I don't know what they can do to save it.

Video clips like these below only annoy me more because they're trying to make them likable and I'd rather see them be more legitimate, perhaps get a few more "mature" and "intelligent" team members and take themselves seriously and not test ridiculously stupid concepts. If they wanted to be playful, they really should have found a couple of comedian types or even a Josh Gates knock-off, but honestly the less this cast talks, the better.

I've honestly reached the point of no return with the show. I can't watch it anymore. I know, I know, I've been in love with this concept and have the highest respect for Ben. I don't know how many times I can see them chase a UFO film around trying to rent helicopters and balloons shaped like UFOs and how many times I can see them doing a ghost hunt in a location just to do a ghost hunt when they knew the video was totally bogus that they went to debunk. I find myself yelling at the screen and that's not a good sign.

They're not entertaining enough for the non-intellects and not smart enough for the intellects, so that leaves them in a weird territory where you can neither laugh at them and find them entertaining or take their opinions seriously.







3 comments:

  1. Yes, perhaps SyFy should take its own motto to heart and imagine something greater for this show.

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  2. This show had a great premise but has fallen short. More video reviews and less silly experiments.

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  3. I'm sad. I'm down to Finding Bigfoot and Destination Truth as my "wow-it's on!" shows. They really need to give us engaging characters with a reason behind what they do. Finding BF, we immediately knew the group and how they stood on it and they weren't self conscious and stilted. DT is just plain old fun, smart, playful, genuine, and serious ass-kicking investigations.
    1. Take us places we want to experience
    2. Make our tour guides genuine and natural.

    Another reason Legend Quest sunk--another stilted show host.

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