In the last decade, there have been many TV series on the paranormal.

In this article, we will cover them and make some critics.

For more details on the TV series, please visit this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_television

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You will see an evaluation chart on the right of every TV serie title :

0/5 or poor : to  5/5 or excellent :

Enjoy your reading!

A Haunting

Description

Broadcasted on Discovery Channel since 2005.

Interviews with witnesses who have seen and lived paranormal events that changed their lives.

Critic

Very interesting! Reenactments are well done, narration puts us in the paranormal mood and interviewed witnesses seem really sincere.

Celebrity Ghost Stories

Description

Broadcasted on BIO network since 2009.

Interviews with various celebrities who have witnessed paranormal events at certain points in their lives.

Critic

Very interesting since we see celebrities on a different way while they are speaking about actual events shown with reenactments.

Creepy Canada

Description

Aired on OLN network from 2002 to 2006.

It focused on paranormal activities around Canada with the third season’s scope being expanded to include paranormal activity reported in the United States.

Critic

Reenactments were average with stories not that interesting most of the time. Narration was good, but not excellent.

Destination Truth

Description

Broadcasted on SyFy Channel since June 2007.

We follow searcher Josh Gates and his team around the world while they are investigating mysterious and paranormal local tales.

Each 45 min-long episode is split on 2 different subjects. Josh interrogates key-witnesses, often with the help of an interpret. The team then establish the base camp and the investigation usually begins at night fall.

Critic

Josh’s narration is excellent and improved with humoristic touch. The team use many scientific means (thermal cameras, digital voice recorders, underwater cameras, sonars, proofs gathering, etc.) to uncover the truth on each case. We also see funny and unusual moments while following them on their adventures.

Extreme Paranormal 

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Broadcasted on A&E Network in 2010.

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Ghost Adventures 

Description

Broadcasted on Travel Channel since October 2008.

We follow 3 ghost hunters who are locked down in haunted locations from dusk until dawn in the objective to find and record hard proof of paranormal activity.

Critic

Opinions on Zack Bagans and his methodology diverge and we can’t deny he achieved to get some pretty interesting evidence on the paranormal.

His partners Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin really help and are often a comical relief while adding some backup on getting some evidence.
Aaron is an expert on investigation equipment and technology while Nick is a cameraman.
Aaron also serves as a guinea pig while he is placed in the darkest corners of a haunted place to get evidence. He was reluctant first, but now accept his genuine role in the investigations.

In the recent seasons, fans of the show were deceived and frustrated as the show was announcing « new episodes », but in fact they were some recaps of old episodes. For instance, in season 7, only 15 episodes on 24 were actually new and not recaps.

Ghost Hunters

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Ghost Hunters Academy

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Ghost Hunters serie Spin-off.

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Ghost Hunters International

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Ghost Hunters serie Spin-off.

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Ghost Lab

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Ghost Mine

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Aired on Syfy, wednesday nights from January 16th to February 20th, 2013.

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Ghost Trackers

Description

Broadcasted mainly on YTV since 2006.

This is a reality show where we follow kids investigating some supposedly haunted locations.

The kids are rated on the quality of their investigation and the best wins.

Critic

The main idea was interesting : initiate kids to an objective investigation using commonly used tools in this field of research.

But the application of this idea is really poor, since the kids don’t seem to have appropriate knowledge on how to use these tools nor how to distinguish between man-made interference and possibly paranormal proof.

They rapidly jump to conclusion saying the place is haunted.

Most Haunted

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MTV’s Fear

Description

Broadcasted on MTV network from 2000 to 2002.

Reality Show where we follow a group of between 5 to 7 people sent to a supposedly haunted location for 2 days straight.

They are alone on location but are instructed some directives via a computer to achieve some more and more frightening dares. Survivors (people who keep doing the dares without leaving) receive a total of 5000$ multiplied by starting number of participants.

All tv images come from a series of already installed infrared cameras, body-mounted cameras on participants and the cameras held by participants.

Critic

Idea was really clever and original. The show was keeping us on the tip of our seat while we followed the dares.

One of the most interesting episodes is the one called « La Mina Dos Estrellas » in which all participants decided to forfeit the game and leave because they were unexplicably too afraid of the location.

Paranormal Cops

Description

Broadcasted on A&E Network in 2010.

We follow the Chicago Paranormal Detectives, a group of real cops, as they investigate paranormal claims near and around Chicago.

Critic

The investigators seem to forget protocols when investigating objectively : one investigator keeps an unlit cigar in his mouth but as we know, strong perfume as cigar smoke can prevent from smelling ghostly scent. Also, investigators should not give information about a past crime/murder while investigating, but they did on many occasions.

On another side, being cops give them a professional point of view on the investigation and give them original ideas as the one to put Seal-Tape on doors to see which one is opened afterwards.

Paranormal State

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Psychic Kids – Children of the Paranormal

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Scariest Places on Earth

Description

Broadcasted on Fox Family (now ABC Family) network from 2000 to 2006.

The Reality Show’s host was Linda Blair, famous actress from « The Exorcist ».

Each episode we followed a different family as they investigate supposedly haunted locations around the world.

Many infrared cameras and body-mounted cameras allowed us to follow the family and watch their reaction to paranormal events.

The family had to achieve different dares around the location.

Critic

Narration by Linda Blair was excellent. It was really interesting to discover a haunted site as if through the participants’ eyes.

On another side, it seems many supposedly paranormal events were faked.

The Haunted

Description

Broadcasted on Animal Planet since 2009.

Interviews with witnesses who own animals that are affected by paranormal events.

Critic

Very similar to « A Haunting » serie, the main appeal to this serie is to see that animals can be affected by paranormal phenomena too and how they react to it.

Reenactments are good in general but can sometimes lack of finess. Narration is really good.