Oh goodie. New episodes of Ghost Hunters begin tonight. I also think that the TV Land show “High School Reunion” may be on tonight, too.
I am such a sucker for reality TV. Especially that I can relate to. Like “High School Reunion”. It’s amazing how many issues we carry from our high school years. Like my weight issues. I wasn’t a heavy kid. AT ALL. EVER. I weighed 100 lbs the day I graduated from high school. I was mortified to wear a size 5…. my gluteus maximus was rounder and fuller than some girls, therefore necessitating the size 5….they were way too big on my 23 inch waist. No Joke. I was really that small.
So, needless to say, when I go to my own high school reunion-ish functions, it’s very hard for me. Not because I was ostracized as a ‘fattie’…it’s because I was so very small (5’2”) and tiny then, and not so much now.
I see old classmates….especially old boyfriends and dates and know that SURELY that they are thanking their lucky stars that they didn’t stick with me……..that look what I turned into……yada yada yada. Instead of focusing on the fact I’ve been married long term, have a couple of great kids, and am HAPPY. Duh!! THAT is what should stick out to people (including myself), not the fact that I’m now fat, when I once wasn’t.
So, I empathize with these “High School Reunion” reality tv participants that get holed up in Hawaii with their classamtes from 20 years ago, and be expected to co-exist peacefully. Especially when the producers ‘label’ you from the beginning….the “clown’; the ‘pregnant girl’; the ‘wanna be’; the ‘jock’; the ‘homecoming queen’, the ‘preacher’s daughter’, etc. The automatically fall into these labeled roles and stress ensues. It’s compelling to watch, let me tell you. These nearly 40 year olds acting like 17 year olds. It’s horrifying and totally relate-able all at the same time.
Now, Ghost Hunters. What’s the big draw there? I don’t particularly believe one way or another on the topic of ghosts. I suppose they COULD exist. I suppose they couldn’t as well. What I like about the Ghost Hunters (GH from now on) is that the premise of the show is for their team to go to a purportedly haunted site and try to ‘debunk’ the stories. The sounds, the sights. According to the GH, there is usually about an 80% rate of finding logical reasons for the supposed hauntings. It’s the 20% that keep me hanging!!
I was SHOCKED today to read that there are people that think that the GH actually fake the evidence that they do ‘catch’. This was a big ole’ letdown to me because early articles and info about these guys was adamant that there was no fakery, or tricks. I bought into it hook line and sinker. I still think they are pretty real.
I don’t like the other ‘mainstream’ ghost shows. They are hokey with their psychics, being possessed and séances…….I don’t buy into that fluff---and I suppose there is just enough believer in me to think it ‘could’ be true. GH is kind of interesting in a scientific/paranormal way!!
So, off for a fun night of high school stress and ghosts!!