Join any paranormal forum in existence on the internet and you will quickly find that ‘Most Haunted’ is the most hated paranormal programming available today. People might’ve started out liking Ghost Hunters and then found them to be not to their high standards, but most people I’ve ever met believe me to be from another planet when I mention anything about liking ‘Most Haunted’. I do like the show for its historical value, but that’s not what this post is about.
According to a report from the UK newspaper The Sun, Yvette Fielding, ‘Most Haunted’s’ hostess everyone loves to hate is calling it quits. At least as hostess of MH. I have to say, though, that if the first sentence of the article is true, Ms Fielding needs a wake-up call quick: “Yvette Fielding has quit cult show Most Haunted – after it failed to find enough ghosts.” If she were any kind of real paranormal investigator, she’d understand that this type of work is not meant to be flaunted on television. If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say 98% of ghost hunting is rather uneventful and shrieking and verbally abusing the dead isn’t going to do anything but make you look like an ass. As I said, I quite like the show for its historical value, but that takes up only half of the hour-long show. Once they actually begin their “investigations” I tend to tune them out. If you’re going to scream and run from the slightest sound, why do it?
It would be interesting to see how the dynamics of the show change without her and Karl (her husband) around, but there’s no word, as yet, of whether the show will continue without them. I can only hope it does, but that when they conduct real investigations, they state at the beginning of every single episode that while nothing may happen, it doesn’t mean that paranormal investigating shouldn’t happen.
That’s how I watch Most Haunted too! I watch the first half hour or so for the historical aspects (which I love!), but when the screams, curses and crying start getting a little thick, I tend to change over to Food Network and watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! 🙂
I’ve only seen a few episodes online and there sure was a lot of screaming! I haven’t heard about whether the show is going to continue or if they are going to replace her. For the most part yes, I watch these shows when I am able to for the historic aspect and the locations they go to that I will probably never get to see. To me that is excitement enough…but you know television! Gotta up the ante all the time…and I fear that if Yvette is replaced, the show may continue in the same vein. While it may be one of the most hated shows, it’s also one of the most watched.