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Stranded Reviewed


I haven't written a TV review in a while but after watching the debut of Syfy's Stranded, perhaps I should have waited a little longer. It appears finding life on Mars may be an easier task to accomplish than finding a decent paranormal show with an original concept these days.

Stranded promised to make even the most veteran ghost enthusiasts terrified. It didn't deliver. Some potential viewers, including myself, were hoping for something to rival that of Scariest Places on Earth and MTV's Fear. They may have been overly dramatic and possibly containing fake elements but at least they were entertaining. What makes Stranded different from other paranormal shows on TV? Nothing. It's amateurs wandering a possibly haunted location with cameras and the power of suggestion leading the way.

I expected more from a project involving Josh Gates. If this show doesn't improve in episodes to come, I don't see it making a return trip to Syfy's lineup.

10 comments:

Jules said...

I agree 100 percent, I kept waiting for something amazing to happen, but was grossly disappointed. Jules

Anonymous said...

I expected an MTV fear experience.. what a let down

Jessica said...

Is really amazing

Mary-Beth said...

Definitely random, and it reminded me a little of going back to watch the early Destination Truth episodes -- before they found all the things that make that show fun. It's hard to understand the point of using amateurs if you're just going to set them all the same tasks that would happen on an episode of Ghost Hunters.

Anonymous said...

Will some please tell me for sure if the show "Stranded" is real or scripted? Im not looking for opinions on it, ive found lots of thoes on lots of sites, im looking facts on the authentisity of it. PEASE help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much guys!

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe this show. The episode in the hotel, with the poltergeist room, had several cameras set up in it. The room is trashed when the guests visit it, and is trashed further the second visit by the team. No footage of the room being trashed was filmed? That would be the best proof ever in paranormal investigating.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why there are multiple cameras placed that seem to be filming the whole time these people are staying, but they NEVER show the footage for the views to see?? They claim these places are some of the most hauntsd in the U.S., so wouldn't you think there would be SOMETHING on one of those cameras that are running all the time? Especially if there are as many as the numbers suggest (ex: CAM #41, CAM # 18, etc). They would have to catch something on those if this was real. So disappointed! And yes I agree! What is the deal with these places being "closed for the season" and chairs are fallen over in all these random places and rooms are trashed??? So dumb and pointless. Wouldn't be surprised if the film crew are in the dark making the noises. Definitely wont be surprised if it doesnt last long.

Anonymous said...

I am just wondering why they don't reveal their "findings" at the end of the episode. Like for example, if the EVP picked up anything?

Anonymous said...

I was actually ON Stranded- it wasn't fake, or scripted. We were given a brief set of stories surrounding our location and a run down of how to use the equipment, and were sent on our way.

I would have liked a stronger emphasis on the evidence we discovered and debunked, but was informed the lack of such was due to the fact that the show's viewpoint was supposed to be on the people's emotional states as they went through the week.

sandra johnson said...

I just watched two of these episodes on YouTube today and the only reason is because I like Josh Gates. I don't believe in the paranormal so of course I watched the shows with a great deal of skepticism. It's amusing how people scare themselves and make themselves hear things and see things that aren't there and on this show I didn't see anyone really trying to figure out where the sounds were coming from.
If I were in a creepy place or any place for that matter and heard sounds that were not familiar to me, I would go check it out. They should have tried harder to debunk the things they heard go bump in the night.
In two of the shows, an upstairs window was open then one of the girls noticed it was closed again. In one of the shows an upstairs camera appeared to have been 'thrown' and it was laying on the floor. I think that one of the production crew stayed at these locations and did a few things to scare the participants AND to add some excitement and drama to the show. If there wasn't any loud bangs, 'voices' and nothing was seemingly out of place, the show would be more boring than it is.

 
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