The first episode was OK, but I agree, the taped narration is pretty annoying. It's too frequent, and I feel like I'm listening to half the show through a walkie talkie. That kid definitely had something going on with him, paranormal or not. But whatever was going on in the house seemed suspect - the breathing and the shadow in the basement
(did no one go down there to make sure it wasn't a real person?)
The second episode was kind of a big old mess. Right off the bat I figured whatever was going on had to do with the adolescent turmoil her son and as a result the mother was going through. Then she "forgot" to mention to the investigators that oh yeah, a whole family was murdered here a while ago? Come on. That's the first thing you'd tell investigators when you called them, and the first thing investigators would look for before even getting in the car to go to a place.
I also think the whole demon thing is either 100% faked or extremely blown out of proportion for the sake of the cameras, as was the door incident. And bringing in two mediums, noting that one had worked on the Amityville Horror case - wasn't that later proven to be a hoax?
For a half hour show, there was a heck of a lot of storylines going on, yet no real investigating or a look at any evidence collected. They seem to have all the cameras, recorders, etc, but do they actually use them, and do we get to see what they caught? If every episode is going to center on this Ryan guy (who I didn't really care for) gearing up for a good vs. evil showdown, no thanks, I'm out.
Basically my take on the show is that in two episodes, the investigators have done nothing to gain any credibility in my eyes. I'll probably give it a few more episodes, but I was not impressed yet, and the whole thing felt very scripted. It felt like an MTV "reality" show.
Edited by babyblackcat, Dec 10, 2007 @ 11:15 PM.