While cooling my jets waiting for tonight’s episode of Ghost Hunters, I have decided to pull together a few thoughts about last Monday night’s episode of Paranormal State.
I told myself that I was not going to watch another episode of Paranormal State after watching the “I am Six” episode. However; I broke down and watched it again.
Clearly, the young lady is in need of some help. No, not from a herd of teenaged exorcists but from some trained professional Psychiatrists. Now the poor young lady has not only to deal with her sickness, but the added damage of the Paranormal State cast.
The show began with a family in Kentucky who claimed to have a demon that forced a family member to commit suicide. It was at this point that I hoped that the show would turn to some psychiatrists or grief councilors, but oh nooooooo. Chip “I see dead people” Coffey began with his “I am Six” drivel. I didn’t need tea leaves or to be psychic to see where this was headed.
We learn that for some reason the demon travels the Mississippi like Huckleberry Finn. Maybe we should call it Huckleberry demon. Anyway, we now rejoin the demonic battle with Demonologist Lorraine Warren, parapsychologist Dr. David Frederick, Father Bob, Scooby, and the gang.
Maybe its just me but the name Father Bob does not inspire confidence when I may be need of a demon fighting exorcists. It reminds me of when Willy was little and I had to endure that damn Bob the builder song.
Bob the Father
Can he exorcise?
Bob the Father
No he can’t
As the show progresses, it becomes clear that real help will not be coming to poor Laura. In time, Ryan, Scooby and the gang, give up and go home. Ryan writes it off as a “perfect possession” and plants the seed that if Laura isn’t saved then she will die. Thanks Ryan, that helped a whole lot.
That was so wrong on so many levels.
Paranormal State and A&E added to the pain and anguish of two families for nothing more that some damn ratings. Not only is it a sorry way to treat human beings but it also sets back paranormal research.
While they tried to go for drama, they only succeeded in tragedy. Having said that, there were a few comic moments. Take for example, Ryan with his Pee Wee herman-esgue body struggling to lift a tiny Laura. I though Ryan was about to hurt himself.
Ryan looked like a fool wearing ping-pong balls over his eyes while recreating the Ganzfeld Experiment .
Aside for that, I found very little funny about this episode.
If there was a Mississippi River traveling demon his name must have been exploitation.