It was June 4, 2011. I tuned into youtube, and when I saw that the Ghostriders had not uploaded the video, I checked out their Facebook page. ( http://www.viddler.com/explore/GhostridersTV/videos/1/ ) Oh, no! Technical difficulties! Just as I'd suspected . . .
But I waited patiently, because I knew it was worth it! Before I knew it, the show was up and running and I was so excited, I hustled to get everything just right so I could kick back and enjoy it. And from the beginning, I was glued to the screen. Yes, *GLUED*!
Where to begin?
Before ghost-hunting reality shows dominated, there were the documentary-style programmes where the narrator would talk about the terrors that occured at the location, and then someone who had either heard stories or had experiences of their own would come on screen and talk about it. I miss that. But, Ghostriders Paranormal brought back that ol' skool flair that I so loved about ghostie documentaries, something I have not seen done with the new ghost-oriented reality shows.
Now, I have to mention this, because I *loved* how expertly this was executed on Ghostriders and how the timing was just *perfect*. But, there are several ghostie shows out there that you can get wrapped up in, and suddenly a ghost hunter will say, oh-so-very dramatically, "What was that?" and then it cuts to commercial. And, upon the return, you find that it was...nothing? You can fool me the first one or two-hundred times, but after a while I get wise! It has since become one of my peeves in this type of programming. However, in The Ghostriders, the scene breaks come at the perfect times, and there is no need to use gimmickery or anything of that nature to capture one's interest, because Bad Max and Vexie just have this intrinsic ability to make you want to keep watching! As a viewer, I can totally appreciate how the show is based on merit, and not upon trickery.
When I asked them in the interview ( http://redroom.com/blog/gothicgenie/interview-ghostriders-paranormal-a-new-show-airing-june-4-2011-joslyn-corvis ) what made their show unique, I wasn't sure how they would answer. After seeing for myself, I could make a list of things that make the show stand out! The intuitively timed breaks in the show. Their charming personalities. Their cool and collected air, even when something *spooky* is occuring. The genuine enthusiasm over something . . . "Otherworldly". This really *is* different from the other ghost hunting shows out there.
But in the interview, I wondered what they meant by the "audience gets to be the investigator". I couldn't wait to find out what they meant by that, and I was not disappointed! You feel like you're right in the middle of it all! However, if you want to see what they were referring to, you have to tune in yourself. You'll get no spoilers from me!
I can't wait to see where the Ghostriders take us next!
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