Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fact or Faked Reviewed: Season Ender!

I heard FoF was picked up again. (Hence the special celebration pic!)

This season for me was a total clunker. Really bad choices for cases, doing things that they could have disputed without even researching, like glare from glass domes and mating manatees (I could do this show from home with the Internet) and a swingset swinging on its own -- WTF? The only good case they did was the chupacabra. I'm really disappointed. It just got super watered down and in the end they go, "well, we could repeat it so it could be a hoax, but then that doesn't mean it wasn't real, it just means it could or could not have been a hoax..." (hem, haw)

All I gotta say about this episode (it was a season ender??? DT went to Antarctica). How is it possible that the only two times they need someone in a swimsuit for the show, they manage both times to need Jael to do it? What are the odds on a team of 6 people? No Bill in a swimsuit? Chi-Lon, I'd be seriously insulted. You're a more beautiful woman and I suspect you have a much hotter body. So, why you're not posing, ahem, researching in a swimsuit, I don't know, but you should complain for equal rights to bring up the ratings in a shameless manner. (Hey, I'm an expert, just check out my tank top shots)

Now, kiddies, I will tell you my version of a revamp of the show:
Remember "X-Files?" Remember the Lone Gunman? I want a group of eccentric nerds of all shapes, ages, sizes sitting around watching videos--to make it sexy, have them in a basement like good nerds and have giant screen TVs banking a wall. They laugh and dispute the vids and then they go over to their computers and look up all the info online they can to find out that it's faked. Or, they recreate it with their computers. They never leave the dark basement. Maybe even one of their moms brings down some Pizza Rolls for her son's "little friends." That's my rendition of the show and I'm liking it!

Okay, what's your version?


  1. Oh my! Um, er, excuse me but, er, your popsicle is, well, see it's dripping on your, um, well it is, and um...

  2. Eric, dude, you're making a case for Syfy's pathetic ratings draw on an otherwise super snoozer episode.

  3. this tank top shot is sexy, right?

  4. Echo;
    To men, perhaps. To me, it was a sticky mess. I might need to make a new FoF tank top if they're going to keep making episodes. Perhaps I should follow Syfy's lead and make it a bikini top instead.

  5. Silly girl... that's not how you eat a popsicle...

    It reminds me of the "I have a drinking problem" jokes from Airplane!

  6. Here, let me just dab that up for you...whoops, it's dripping farther down--no problem--I can get that too!

  7. LII;
    I left it on the counter while setting up the tripod and then I went to pick it up and go turn the timer on the camera and it already started dripping and I was like -- ick! It took a few shots in a row, but that seemed to come out best. I considered sucking on the pop while taking the pic, but that was the borderline of obscene.

    Down boy!

  8. There ya go tell FoF no more tanktop shots until you guys make episodes.

    The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon “quickie” with their 8-year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Popsicle and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities.

    He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation: “There’s a car being towed from the parking lot,” he shouted.

    “An ambulance just drove by!”

    “Looks like the Andersons have company,” he called out.

    “Matt’s riding a new bike!”

    “Looks like the Sanders are moving!”

    “Jason is on his skate board….”

    After a few moments he announced, “The Coopers are having sex!!”

    Startled, his mother and dad shot up in bed! Dad cautiously called out, “How do you know they are having sex?”

    “Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a Popsicle.”

  9. I never thought of the logistics of apartment sex. I don't think I'll look at my Popsicles in quite the same way anymore. I'll just be wondering what lucky people are having sex in my apartment complex!

  10. I think your version would be perfect. I've been bummed about this season too. I hate the forced and over-the-top reactions during the initial screenings. I just wish they would sit around and talk about the vids as we all would. Laughing or calling bullshit, or being intrigued when it's truly intriguing.

  11. Rot;
    I think my issue all along has been two things: the cast -- all too young and self conscious and not "real" and "genuine" and the choice of vids. I guess I can live with them going in the field and building shit and lighting chinese lanterns but that gets old. What doesn't get old is a group of geeky friends who sit in a dark basement and do what everyone at home does, look at this shit and laugh and then point out its inauthenticity and try to recreate it on their computers. The concept for FoF was too vague and too boring. Personalities make it more interesting. I'd like to see Bill turn around and curse out Jael for having no clue about paranormal shit or Austin scratching his head with his mouth hanging open like a dumb jock wondering why he can't dress up like Bigfoot more often. I don't know. I have hopes for it still. I would like to see Ben take over as producer and whip it into shape and clear out some of the dead weight. They really only need 3 team members because that is the magical combination that causes constant fights and siding.

  12. The past couple of weeks had me hopping so I'm just now able to stop by and read this post you had told me about in one of your comments on HJ. Again, I'm stunned to read you didn't like it either. I know how much you adore Ben. However, it's nice to see you'll call it like you see it even with all you big connections. ;) EXCELLENT post!