Written on: 09/05/2007 by lancervhead (29 reviews written)
Interesting locations, strange pheonomana
Yvette Fielding and previous psychic Derek Acorah
Most Haunted is a show which focuses on a team of paranormal investigators visiting various locations trying to pick up evidence of ghosts etc on camera or by other instruments. They are joined by a "medium" and a sceptic to help balance both views of what could be happening on their investigations.
I first started watching Most Haunted in about 2002 when the shows psychic was Derek Acorah. The team consisted of presenter Yvette Fielding, Karl Beattie (Yvettes husband), Stuart ?, and a few others including a sceptic who analysed the "evidence" caught on camera. The team went to various interesting locations such as castles, stately homes and old workplaces. To start with the programme seemed quite genuine and original, that was until the "medium" Derek started to channel/become possessed by spirits. His reactions were quite believable in the first few shows but then he started to get more confident and his acting just became farcical.
I watched the show for a couple of series but lost interest when all the team caught on camera were "orbs" (supposed signs of spirit activity) and Dereks pantomime show. Yvette was also becoming annoying because she would always suggest that team members do a solo vigal and when it came to her turn she would be alone for about 5 minutes before she ran out screaming or started crying. It didn't take me long to stop watching.
After a couple of years I decided to give the show another chance. When I tuned in to the latest series I found that Derek had been given the boot and replaced by a new medium called David Wells. I have to admit he is more convincing then Derek and seems to be able to give out more accurate statements about the location they are in. It is still hosted by Yvette though and, although she acts as if she has more courage, she still cries and screams a lot.
The team do a few Live events each year as well, which last for about 3 hours each night over the period of a weekend, these can be a bit boring because unlike the pre-recorded shows they do not filter out the times when no activity is happening.
I have to admit some of the shows have been very interesting and the evidence caught seems quite compelling (even if the hardened sceptic refuses to acknowledge most of it) and I am still watching the programme. Overall, for the viewer who is new to the experience it could make interesting viewing.
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