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Most Haunted - The DVD Collection - Review
11-05-2008, 10:56 PM
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Most Haunted - The DVD Collection - Review

Why is this still on the air?

Ladies and gentlemen - here it is - the most preposterous program in television history. The televised equivalent of a "medium" rapping under a desk - and making you believe it's your dead aunt saying hello. And the most galling thing about it? That in the year 2007 it's actually being made.

Now, first of all - The Curmudgeon would like to see genuine proof of ghosts. I am not a sceptic by any stretch of the imagination; ghosts, aliens, Bigfoot - put it this way, I share the sentiments of the poster hanging in Fox Mulder's office.

So yes, I WANT to believe - but that's not to say I believe every piece of "ghostly" footage put in front of me; to see every creak and knock as genuine evidence of the spirit world, and especially not to believe a single word that comes out of shameless liar and "medium" Derek Acorah. Long ago proven to be a complete and utter charlatan, the gall of this man really does need to be seen to be believed.

And "believe" is what Most Haunted really does want you to do; hence the "spooky" green camera that makes the cast look like sparkle-eyed ghouls, the shaky camera work and the sinister music. In short - they could film the inside of a McDonald's restaurant and make it look creepy. Well, creepier.

That I'm reviewing a COLLECTION of this program is beyond depressing. An entire boxset devoted to NOTHING - hours upon hours of boom-holding fools jumping because they "felt something", of gullible, easily fooled people tricked into feeling presences and lie after lie and laughable "possessions" from professional con-man Acorah - a series of nothing but "take our word for it" television. Where the "Most Haunted places in the world" have seemingly the most camera-shy ghosts.

A jaw-droppingly arrogant program is Most Haunted; bare-faced fraud and mild hysteria presented as fact, exploiting and degrading an otherwise fascinating and genuine school of research.

I would finish with "don't be fooled" but unless you count endless episodes of breathless idiots asking "Oh! What was that?" as proof positive of the paranormal, there really isn't any danger of that.

They're liars, cheats and the entire show is a sham. They should all be Most Wanted.

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12-05-2008, 07:12 AM
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12-05-2008, 07:48 AM
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Hunh? How is it spam?

This IS for posting reviews and talking about TV and movies, right?

Isn't that what I'm doing?

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12-05-2008, 08:28 AM
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I used to love MH when it first started, but now it bores me rigid. I think I enjoyed seeing Yvette scared, but now she is hard and leads all the seances etc its boring beyond belief.

I have to admit that i do have series one and two on DVD :nerd:

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12-05-2008, 08:54 AM
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You know, I actually think the "ghost" videos you find on Youtube are more effective than the am-dram crap you get on Most Haunted.

I mean, check out this little clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnNplKfY6O8

Obviously fake - but very well done. Certainly better than anything thats been on Most Haunted.

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