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Airtel Super singer is finally reaching the business end of the show. After meandering aimlessly for the past few weeks they have finally got back to the serious competition. The Super Singer is one of the better talent hunt shows in Tamil. I have watched few other channels trying to ape the concept but have pretty boring versions. The SunTv’s “Adhiradi Singer” is one of the worst in the pack. For some reason I am unable to watch that show in spite of my undying love for music.

Coming back to the super singer, I am happy that they have finally returned to the serious competition and the countdown for the best singer of the year 2008 has begun. The show for a while was making no sense to me. Yeah I can understand the recall round as all the reality/talent shows on Indian television have that concept but bringing back 4 singers was little bit over the top. The top 6 singers were already identified and probably adding two more singers from the recall round would have been appropriate.

Well currently they have 8 singers left and the funny part is that the two singers who got eliminated were the ones recalled. The reason for this show to stand out from the rest is their judges. Srinivas, Sujatha and Unnikrishnan are legends in their own right and are great singers. Most often the comments are measured and they give proper suggestions to the singers. They strictly stick to music rather than stupid antics to increase TRP’s for the show.

Airtel super singer for sure is one of my favorite programs on television. Well my Favorites in Top eight are Prasanna, Ravi and Ajeesh. I am fine with Rohit, Raghini and Vijaya Narayanan but I don’t think that they will win the competition. Anyways let’s see how the competition shapes up this week. I just feel that they have brought the four contestants back into the show only to eliminate them one by one, as we saw in the last couple of weeks. Already Hari and Aruna have been eliminated and for some reason Renu seems to stick on after mediocre performances just because the judge’s think that she has a good voice.

Well let’s hope that the show now moves on fast and there are no breaks in between as it has dragged around enough to get the viewers frustrated.

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the leads of Scifi show Ghost Hunters

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the leads of Scifi show Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters is a different and interesting show, much better than the number of stupid reality shows on TV. For the people who don’t know about the show, Ghost Hunters is about a group of people investigating paranormal activity reported in houses or other buildings trying to capture evidence for it or against it to disprove the same. That’s where this show differs from the rest of the reality show. The fact that the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) as they call themselves, go into a house where a paranormal activity is reported with the intention of debunking the theory rather than scaring the inmates even more.

 

I am one of the guys who love horror movies and the thought of someone investigating paranormal activity live is something which keeps me interested in Ghost Hunters. It’s like watching different horror movie with different theme every week with the same cast.

 

The episodes are exciting. The leads in the show Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson along with their team keep the viewers interested by giving their expert comments and giving explanation of each and every gadget they use whenever possible. There is little bit of drama here and there in the show but that can be excused as it does not occupy a lot of time on the screen. Most of the time there is action and there are rearely any dull moments in the show. You sit in anticipation of seeing something paranormal on the screen, even though most of the time you are disappointed as the TAPS find no evidence.

 

But still the overall process of them going to the location, setting up the equipments and then the investigation part is quite enjoyable and action packed. These are few things we cannot say about too many reality shows on the television. At least we don’t see too much of crying and fighting on the screen.

 

I look forward to Wednesday evenings for the Ghost Hunters. I am not that keen on watching the Ghost Hunters Internationals (GHI) though as I feel that the cast is not that great when compared to Ghost Hunters. I just think that the GHI cast go little bit over the top for me which makes is hard to enjoy the show.

 

GH cast members are the ones who make the show enjoyable and I hope that they continue giving their best and keep the show as it is right now. Three cheers to Ghost Hunters and its cast. Its one of the few shows I love on television.


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