Ghost Hunters International (GHI) is a reality series that follows a team of paranormal investigators; the GHI team travels around the world and documents some of the world's most legendary haunted locations.
This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout ... See full summary »
Josh Gates goes on an awe-inspiring journey to the most storied places on the planet. He immerses himself in the legends that made these intriguing locations famous and explores them through his unique point of view.
The most fun you'll have watching some guys run around in the woods
Destination Truth follows the exploits of self-styled adventurer and cryptozoologist Josh Gates. Every episode Gates and his drinking buddies search for two new cryptids (or, when convenient, any other odd stuff in the vicinity).
If you overlook the fact that Gates lacks any real credentials (although he regularly consults with experts), the show is a great watch. It's a light-hearted alternative to series like Ghost Hunters and MonsterQuest.
Although Destination Truth's methods are suspect (as they only spend a few days in most locations), they're by no means worse than other sensationalist documentaries and the casting more than makes up for any shortcomings: Gates is both abrasive and witty as he playfully (and rightfully) ridicules first-hand eye-witness testimony; his outright skepticism is a breath of air; and his sarcasm, well, a bit over the time (he's about as subtle as a hammer... or Michael Moore).
All in all, Destination Truth is a surprisingly good watch for a Scifi channel documentary.
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