Ghost Hunters S09E05 All Ghosts On Deck

The TAPS team visits the great state of Kentucky — again. In this case, they investigate the The Belle of Louisville, a great old steamboat. While it is another infomercial for paranormal tourists, I couldn’t help but love the boat and hope to visit it one day.

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I guess my first issue is that while waving his hands around as he drives (Dude, talk with your mouth and not your hands while you drive!) Jason replies, “I don’t know” to a question of murder. I’d like to have heard him say, Steve nothing suggest murder and to pose the question is disrespectful to his family. Of course, this is para-tainment as opposed to a real investigation.

To me, the most entertaining part of this episode of GH was listening to Jason struggle with his monologue. Clearly, he didn’t write it nor spent much time rehearsing it. Perhaps another indication that the cast and crew are going through the motions and seem tired of doing the show. It begs the question, do poor ratings cause the lack of enthusiasm (1.11 million viewers and only a 0.3 in the 18-49 age range ) of the cast, or does lack of enthusiasm of the cast cause poor ratings?

I shook my head in disbelief when Adam didn’t know the sounds of his own equipment. You would think after being on the show as long as he has that he would know every chirp, whistle, hum, and buzz of his equipment.

I guess the biggest question one would ask is why the investigation was worthy of an entire episode? In the past, something like this would have been the second part of an episode. The ship was the star of the show. Sadly, it may have been a better episode without the ghost hunters.


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  1. Completely agree. There was really nothing to see on this episode. GH does come across like they’re phoning it in. It’s very telling that they’ve moved the new episodes of GH to 7 PM (central time) and Ghost Mine is now at 8 PM. Ghost Mine is a much better show than GH. They are doing a really good job of showing what a long term investigation is like and what you can learn from it.

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