You’re a little paranormal!

I watch a lot of paranormal reality shows on television. And when I say a lot, I mean most of them. Much to my wife’s chagrin. I like some more than others but I am hugely, bigly, massively skeptical of all of them. There are a few that I like, and a few that I hate. I present to you now one that I like and one that I will never watch.

These Woods Are Haunted, which I think is a rebranded Terror in the Woods or vice versa, but regardless, I like this one. It is people (I think, maybe they are actors?) telling their true stories about shit they have witnessed. Mostly Sasquatch stuff but I don’t mind that. The recreations are sometimes over the top but I enjoy the eyewitness accounts.

What show is unwatchable? The Dead Files. Just trash, absolute trash. I watched a few episodes of the first few seasons and it is just garbage. Terrible. I’m not even going to try to find a hyper link to it. 

Stay tuned for more blog posts about paranormal shows Ken loves and hates! 

Virtual DnD 3.5 Edition

After taking a bit of a sabbatical after a TPW this summer we finally got our schedules aligned and spun up Roll20 and Discord to reboot our campaign. We are playing in a world inspired by the early writings of Raymond E. Feist, whose own world and books, if memory serves, are based on his gaming group. It was great to virtually get the gang back together and play some 3.5 edition Dungeons and Dragons.

North Coast Nostalgia. . . I think. . .

Right next to the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Hts is a barber shop, the Cleveland Barber Studio. It was not always this type of shop. Growing up this was one of my favorite places to ride my bike. It was the closest comic book store to my house. I am pretty sure that it was called North Coast Nostalgia and that after I stopped going it moved to Lyndhurst and then eventually closed it’s east side location completely. There is still a North Coast Nostalgia on the west side. However, I also recently learned about the Mandela Effect so it is possible I am getting the name wrong, but I’m certain of the location. Anyway, I drove by it this morning and stopped at the light right in front of it. Talk about nostalgia.

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BBC: detectorists on Prime

Last night I finished what was likely the final season of detectorists on Amazon Prime. I can go on and on about how the BBC is so much better than American TV, especially their comedies and this is another show to add to the group. It is about two friends whose hobby is to go metal detecting and the humor is delightfully British and dry. The other bonus of BBC shows is they know how to do a story arc, and they know how to end a show. This is three series, six episodes each and the way the last series ended it really felt like the end of a nice story arc. Check it out if you want some great British comedy in extremely digestible half hour episodes.

detectorists

Upcoming posts include why every American adaption of great BBC shows is terrible (please refer to the current show Ghosts) and reviews of all the shows I have binged over the pandemic.