Last night, dishy Ashley went in search of Excaliber sword.
I just have to say, I love the locations! It's just cool to see all these old churches and buildings and tunnels and such. I do wish that they'd use nightvision in those tunnel shots instead of just a torch. And, exactly why is he using a torch instead of a flashlight or lantern? Well, it certainly looks Indiana Jones, I suspect. I'm surprised he doesn't wear a fedora and carry a whip. I love how they find all these clues and make them line up. I'm quite certain they aren't doing anything several hundred other people have, but those folks never filmed the efforts.
Now, with that logic and skepticism out of the way, what do I think of the show? He's a fine narrator and seems to have a genuine excitement about the subject. I think they do a fine job of showing us beautiful locations (except dark caves that are ill-lit). I hope to see some cases on the show of things I'm actually interested in. I'd like to see some big legends like Noah's ark supposedly on Mt. Ararat. I'd love to see the Dutchman's Gold in the Superstition Mountains. How about some Hitler stash? I don't think the show will run out of locations. I think my biggest concern is how neat it is and how not really dangerous or troubling and how very lame his sidekick is.
I admit that I like the show. I'm not toe-curling, edge of my seat, must see it, however, I will likely look at what he's searching for and decide whether to see it. I found Excaliber to be a bit of a snooze. I'll be watching and reminding you to see it, but I don't think I'll be reviewing it again. I don't think it's thought provoking enough to warrant a chat about it the next day.
Sorry, Ash. I like the show. I'm just not passionate about it.
Those old churches always freak me out! lol.ReplyDelete
Love the old churches too, very creepy. All and all, I agree with your review. Perhaps like DT, it will get better.ReplyDelete
Yeah. No offense to Ashley. The guy is not a bad narrator or participant, but he and his partner have zero personality or enthusiasm. Sometimes, it seems more like he's on a holiday and taking a local tourist tour. I wish he'd just jump up an down or get animated or show some signs of how wicked awesome what he's doing is. You know, sis, like you and I do when we find a roadside abandoned factory. Hee heeReplyDelete
I've met Ashley and he is actually a very funny down to earth guy. This show dampens him down a lot. They are cramming so much into a half hour slot there is no space for laughs etc...Great show though.ReplyDelete
I agree. I see the potential there. I just want him to pull a Josh Gates and let that little kid out. I can see it in his eyes that he's thrilled to be doing what he's doing, but I'd like him to be less contained and just let the real Ash out.ReplyDelete
I still have to watch! It is now in our "On Demand" menu. Evidently today we are having a "Freak Encounters" marathon. I think my son may be cataloging ideas with which to terrorize his sister.ReplyDelete
Melanie; I'm really liking your son, sweets. He reminds me of myself as a child.ReplyDelete
That kid keeps me on my toes laughing all the time!ReplyDelete
I was curious about the flaming torches as well... those things put out an enormous amount of soot that I am sure would stain the surfaces... I am surprised they were allowed to use them...ReplyDelete
This is a bad show that will be cancelled after its first season if not before that. The review from the "Change That Channel" website is a very spot on review.ReplyDelete