Grab your thermal-imaging cameras and your EMF detectors, gang, because ex-‘Ghost Hunters’ members Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are coming back to TV!
The dynamic duo are helming their very own paranormal investigation series, Kindred Spirits. And I. Am. STOKED!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Ghost Hunters on SyFy. The first few seasons were very compelling. Although I still tune in each week, the paranormal analysis in recent seasons has become lackluster, and the findings are dodgy at best. In the early years, the T.A.P.S. crew had to twist lead investigator Jason Hawes’ arm just to get him to admit a location was haunted. Now they seem to raise the “Haunted!” flag on nearly every episode.
The investigative crew on the current and final season of Ghost Hunters consists of backup replacements who make me feel like I’m watching Cousin Oliver-era Brady Bunch.
Because of the way the show has progressed, I sometimes find myself questioning the authenticity of those early seasons — which is sad, because back then, I was ready to march into battle for Jason and Grant. I mean, I’m not sure if that shit is real or not, but come on… be consistent. This is supposed to be science. Where’s the show I used to love? Where are the credible, skeptical investigators who initially drew me in? Grant Wilson, one of the founders of T.A.P.S., left the show a few years ago. What’s up with that? Much of the investigative crew on the current and final season of Ghost Hunters consists of backup replacements who make me feel like I’m watching Cousin Oliver-era Brady Bunch. Grab your water skis, Fonzarelli. Ayyy!
That’s what makes me even more excited about a new show on a different channel.
(Kindered Spirits) follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real families who are tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave their homes, these families have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, guide the spirits into the light and bring closure to family.
I’m pumped about Kindred Spirits.
Bruni and Berry jumped from the Ghost Hunters ship right after I felt like Ghost Hunters jumped the shark. They were two of my favorite skeptics on the show, often debunking claims and keeping the show feeling “real.” Or possibly real — you know what I mean. The pair also had great onscreen chemistry, which made their segments fun to watch. That’s why I’m pumped about Kindred Spirits. These two definitely have the potential to breathe new life into televised paranormal investigation and restore the believability of this genre. Cheers to Amy and Adam on an opportunity that this writer feels is well deserved.
Kindred Spirits premieres Friday, October 21, at 10/9c on TLC.
Check out the preview of Kindred Spirits. Will you be watching?