Excellent show that brings something both new and old to the table.
Now I know what you're all thinking. Why ANOTHER Paranormal show? Also why is it on Discovery channel? I want to dismiss the similarities between other ghost shows. (like Ghost Hunters for example) They use a lot of the same techniques and gadgets. They also use some new techniques and gadgets we haven't seen before. Like the data loggers and the era cues. The cast consists of two brothers who had their own paranormal experience some years ago. They are the lead characters on the show. The other cast members are a bit unforgettable at this moment in the show so hopefully we'll get to know more about them in the future.
Sometimes the show feels like a rehash of Ghost Hunters. Especially since they investigate the same places. Still I found the show to be refreshing and entertaining. It's just the same thing from a different method and perspective.
I just hate how the Paranormal genre has been over saturated on Television. Just the other night I was flicking through channels and on the CARTOON network they have a show where young teenagers conduct paranormal experiments of their own. It's called The Othersiders. Sadly I wasn't as surprised as I should have been. If a bunch of grown men can be jumpy at the smallest sign of something paranormal, imagine a 16-17 year old kid.
Anyway to get back on topic, Ghost Lab is an entertaining Paranormal show that is up there with shows like Ghost Hunters. I think since Ghost Hunters lost a lot of credibility in 2008, Ghost Lab was created to try to take it's place. Also being on Discovery channel only helps to add to the credibility of the show.
Out of all the paranormal shows on television today, I believe Ghost Lab is here to stay.
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