I pick on “reality” paranormal TV shows a lot. I started out a huge Sci Fi (back when it went by that name) and Ghost Hunters fan. Then Ghost Hunters changed and so did Syfy, right about the same time. I haven’t watched Ghost Hunters in years.
In fact, these days I’m pretty harsh on reality paranormal shows in general, most especially Syfy’s. The last one I sort of liked was Fact or Faked. I gave it a few episodes but never fell in love with it. I ended up getting totally disgusted with it five minutes into the episode where they were headed to the Whaley House. So much so I flipped the channel right then and vowed not to watch the show anymore.
I haven’t even bothered with any other of Syfy’s offerings. (Along the reality line that is. I’ll occasionally watch one of their original movies, if it’s not too laughable or outrageously far-fetched.)
But there is one exception to the Syfy lineup that I still love. One that has been absent from their programming far too long now. Destination Truth.
Maybe it’s because I don’t expect to be educated at all watching it. (Though, I do find myself learning a thing or two here and there.) No, I tune in for the pure entertainment value. (Oh, okay, I’ll admit it. Josh Gates isn’t hard on the eyes either.)
Like other “Truthies,” I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode. Or episodes I should say. Looks like Syfy’s treating us to back-to-back new ones, starting with “Vietnam’s Bigfoot” for the first hour and “Return to the Haunted Forest/Belize Goblin” for the second.
That’s right. Two full hours. Rock on!
Also, Ryder’s back. I love her. She kicks ass.
Summer’s going to sizzle a bit more now. But this is the kind of hotness I don’t mind being exposed to. Welcome back, DT!