Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Review
I think it might have something to do with the team members on this show. There are six of them, and each one is different with his or her own quirks. The episodes generally follow this format: each team member brings in a clip of something paranormal; this can be anything from ghosts, to UFOs, to Bigfoot sightings. The members of the team pick the two cases they like best, split into two groups, and investigate each case in-depth.
What Fact or Faked does best is replicating the videos shown. Sometimes it seems unnecessary, but the team always tries to make an exact copy of the original footage, to prove it can be faked. This makes the show a lot more interesting than simply “hunting” the ghost or creature. I’m sick of these other ghost hunting shows where the people walk around a haunted house at night asking “did you hear that?” at every subtle noise. Fact or Faked will do that on occasion, but it doesn’t get old or repetitive.
Fact or Faked also benefits from diversity. There is a wide spectrum of the cases investigated. The show isn’t limited to ghosts, UFOs, or crypto-zoology. Fact or Faked does a little of each.
I highly recommend you watch at least an episode of this show. Fact or Faked airs Thursday nights at 10/9c on SyFy. I’ve included a clip below - give it a shot and let me know what you think!
Also, you can blame Fact or Faked for my recent habit of posting late Fringe reviews. This show is on right after Fringe, and by the time it’s over I’m usually not up for writing a review until the next day!