So we are a few episodes in to the first season of SyFy’s new show ‘The Haunted Collector’. Featuring John Zaffis, aka The Haunted Collector, and his family the show is based around the idea that in some cases hauntings are caused by spirits attaching themselves to objects rather than just being transient ecto-hobos. After watching the season so far, it’s clear that this show is still searching for it’s sea-legs. While the cast is getting slightly more likable, there is still no relating to them and it’s highly probable their likability is more likely just familiarity at this point.
There are some ‘ah that’s neat.’ points to the show, like finding the gun under the ladies trailer, but for the most part it seems like an overly complicated grifting scheme, like Ghost Hunters meets The Sting. Watching this guy explain that the reason someones house is haunted is because a ghost is attached to their families most prized possession is damn near like watching some one getting robbed every Wednesday night at 7.
It may be the lack of Ghost Hunters, or maybe it’s me wanting to see the best in a show, but whatever the reason, I’m still watching. What are your thoughts on the show? Give up already? Love it? Think this guy is robbing these people for his ‘museum’?