Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ruminations on Fact or Faked

Meh. That about sums it up. While I thought their experiments were sloppy and conclusions hasty, I appreciated their thoughtful (if sometimes vapid) approach. In the premiere episode, the team managed to debunk one video while leaving another unanswered (and then some). It's worth giving it another shot, I would say. In the future, I would hope they don't cling to the same tired tactics that drag shows like Destination Truth into the muck: the melodramatic "what's that?" moments; the overly-hyped cliff hangers before cutting to commercials; and the overbearing soundtrack.

1 comment:

Word Woman said...

As is so often the case, frustration can be found in spending a majority of the time showing the who, what, when, where, and why of the debunked event but hurriedly skimming past the one that leaves the head being scratched. I have appreciated a couple of other shows that stepped back and said, okay, let's dig into this a little deeper. Not as hyped and sexy but a lot more intellectually satisfying..