I confess I've written more than my fair share of posts complaining about the never-ending march of paranormal, ghost busting shows haunting TV these days. You know the shows I refer to -- the "documentaries" promising to prove the existence of ghosts without ever finding anything resembling actual proof.
Every time I've written something bemoaning the arrival of another such show, I think it has to be over soon. There can't be another hour of clods stumbling around in night vision and reacting to sights and sounds the audience doesn't get to experience.
But, they keep coming. They keep finding nothing. But, evidently, people keep watching them. Now, we have Ghost Intervention -- running through December
. The 4-part docu-series from TLC "chronicles a case manager and a team of women with psychic abilities as they try to help different families who are struggling with paranormal activity in their homes."
I guess that makes it "The Exorcist meets The View"
-- only The View
is infinitely more horrifying than any case of haunting or demonic possession. However you describe it, we're looking at hours of women without proven psychic powers exercising unproven science to deal with unproven phenomena. It's a wonder PBS didn't pick this up for Firing Line
We're left with one big question. It seems unavoidable that there will be more of these ghost-hunting shows. But, what's left to cover with so many on the air? What gimmick will they turn to next?
Discuss. And, "boo," I guess.