Friday, 18 September 2009

Get Down To 'The Works' !!!

Far be it from us to normally advertise such things‭ – ‬we’ll be doing publicity for‭ ‘‬Most Haunted‭’ ‬next‭ (‬I don’t think‭!) – ‬but news of a bargain D.V.D.‭ ‬set has just come in to W.M.G.C.‭ ‬H.Q.‭ ‬Branches of‭ ‘‬The Works‭’ ‬bookstore are apparently now stocking a‭ ‬3‭ ‬disk box set of the‭ ‘‬Ghost Detectives‭’ ‬T.V.‭ ‬show for a most reasonable‭ ‬£4.99.

While,‭ ‬in intent,‭ ‬there is very little difference between the horrors found in the aforementioned‭ ‘‬M.H.‭’ ‬and‭ ‘‬G.D.‭’‬,‭ ‬the latter‭ – ‬slightly predating the former‭ – ‬is an infinitely better,‭ ‬more enjoyable show all together.‭

While‭ ‘‬M.H.‭’ ‬has a most claustrophobic and wholly staged feel to it,‭ ‘‬G.D.‭’ ‬gives the impression of a genuine,‭ ‬amateur investigation.‭ ‬Unfortunately,‭ ‬all of the usual,‭ ‬cliché factors come into play in the series:‭ ‬full force,‭ ‬gratuitous use of‭ (‬evidently acting‭) ‬psychic and mystics‭; ‬blind adherence to the most ridiculous cultural motifs and a silly,‭ ‬all pervading, virtually 'obsessive'‭ ‬interest in 'dust particles' that will have the most liberal minded ghost enthusiast shouting at their TV set with sceptical frustration before the end of the‭ ‬1st episode‭!! ‬Laugh,‭ ‬laugh‭!!

For a glorious,‭ ‬6‭ ‬hour long seminar on‭ ‘‬how not to‭’ ‬approach the subject of ghost investigation in a measured,‭ ‬objective fashion,‭ ‬this series is an absolute must‭!! ‬Seriously though,‭ ‬there will be something for everyone therein‭ – ‬no matter what your take on the subject of ghosts‭ – ‬and it is obtainable at an absolute,‭ ‬bargain price‭!!

‭Incidentally, 'The Works' are also stocking the Derek Akorah, 'Paranormal Egypt' box set....... but we'd sooner advise you to throw £4.99 down the nearest drain than to invest in that rubbish!! Laugh, laugh!!!


The W.M.G.C.‭

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