Sci-Fi Channel?s Ghost Hunters introduces Jason and Grant, plumbers by day ? ghost hunters by night! Ghost Hunters, a one-hour weekly docu-soap follows a group of real-life ghostbusters as they investigate haunted houses t... more »hroughout the country. Plumbers by trade, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, head-up a group of intrepid souls that are far from the usual collection of be-spectacled Ph.D.s. They?re ordinary, everyday people with an interest in getting to the bottom of your otherworldly disturbances. Every week Jason, Grant, and their team investigate a new case, from poltergeists who throw a child's toys around an attic to a lighthouse whose late keeper still welcomes visitors. This team of moonlighting ghost hunters are our first and last defense against uninvited paranormal visitations.« less
"Ever wanted to hunt ghosts? Ever wanted to know how to fix that leaky faucet? Well, you're in luck if you pick up "Ghost Hunters: The Complete First Season." Stars Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the plumbers-by-day/ghost-hunters by night, are two of the best guys on television these days. Why? For the simple fact that they, along with the rest of the members of TAPS, don't seem to be doing this reality series for their own profit, but for the profit of their clients and any and everyone who has ever been interested in hunting ghosts or other paranormal entities.
On this DVD set, you can follow Jason, Grant, Brian, Steve, and the rest of the TAPS(The Atlantic Paranormal Society) gang as they travel across the country in search of so-called haunted places. I tag them "so-called" because TAPS attempts to disprove that a haunting actually exists at each location. Sometimes they can prove it, other times they can't. In fact, most of the places they visit in season one turn up very little proof of actual hauntings. The few times that they do find evidence, it's usually pretty shocking.
Each episode covers cases where we get to see the ups and downs of investigating haunts. Sometimes Jason yells at Brian. Okay, MOST of the time, Jason yells at Brian. Other times, the group grabs some amazing footage. Every once in awhile, the group comes across something that they cannot disprove. Much of the time, they can dismiss "hauntings" as overactive imaginations, old, creaky houses, or just plain ol' dust.
What really grabbed me about TAPS is that they go into each investigation expecting to find nothing. Jason and Grant, and Andy as the series progressed, could often pick up on what was causing a "haunt" very quickly. When they couldn't place something, they were still very slow to use the "H" word.
The group works together in almost soap opera-like fashion. They gripe amongst themselves, they laugh, and they have a deep concern for each others safety as well as that of their many clients. They come off as very professional and very serious about their work.
We also get to look into the normal side of Jason and Grant's lives as Roto-Rooter plumbers. If you listen carefully, you can also nab a tip here and there about plumbing.
With EVPs, video evidence, and some great team members, Season One of "Ghost Hunters" is a great buy worthy of repeat viewings. There are a few deleted scenes and a paranormal dictionary included on the discs, but the really good stuff is the investigations. They are fun to watch and sometimes they will pick at your brain as you try to take in what you see, such as a chair moving by itself and a few other strange things. The DVD can be grainy at times, making dark scenes even darker, but overall this is a great collection to own. Also, there's a coupon good until the end of this year with which you can buy two TAPS shirts for the price of one. Who could ask for more?
Great job TAPS, this ain't your typical cemetary hopping ghost hunts. This is serious investigation with heart.
Hooked on Ghost Hunters
Wisconsin Dad | Wisconsin United States | 08/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While really not caring much for the "paranomral" realm, I probably would never have stumbled upon Ghost Hunters if it were not for an all-day marathon of Ghost Hunters on the Sci-fiChannel one day.
During this marathon I was able to watch the entire first season that is contained in this product. Ghost Hunters is a compelling, no-bull, look at the world of the paranormal, and the first season contained on these DVDs is well worth viewing. It will challenge your views on the paranormal, and aside from that, its just flat out interesting television."
The Ghost Hunters: The First Complete Season -- Prepare to b
B.Wray | USA | 05/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased "Ghost Hunters: The Complete First Season" from Amazon. My sons are big fans of this series and watch it every week on the SCI Fi CHANNEL. I however am a skeptic and I don't believe in ghosts. The Ghost Hunters Series introduces Roto Rooter Plumbers Jason and Grant who are plumbers by day and real life ghost hunters (TAPS) by night. In every episode, the Ghost Hunters visit places that are supposedly haunted and search for evidence using scientific technology -- although they are not beyond getting assistance from a Wican or some Demonologists. In the first season, they investigate prisons, museums, people's homes, light houses and a military armory. They hunt for a ghost who violently throws a child's toys around an attic, a little girl who sees and talks to ghosts and a a ghost bride who haunts a honeymoon suite. This DVD also contains several bonus features: Deleted scenes, behind the scenes action and an interview with Jason and Grant. Prepare to be scared and amazed at what TAPs finds. "
Melzy | WI | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was only by chance that I came across Ghost Hunters during one of their marathons. There wasn't anything better on, and while I loathe rality TV, I thought I'd give it a try.
I was amazed at how much I was really drawn into this show. These Ghost Hunters, are not the average Ghost Hunters. They use their knowledge of problem solving from their day jobs (as Roto Rooter guys)to help them debunk various hauntings all over the US.
Jason and Grant founded TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) after their own paranormal experiences. Their crew are very professional and knowledgeable. They go in trying to DISPROVE the hauntings instead of prooving them. They don't go on feelings they go on hard core proof that they can SEE. It's almost like YOU'RE one of the team. It's a birds eye view of what they do when they go on a Ghost Hunt. They also explain terminology and the equipment they use so that you're not lost or confused.
It's really a VERY itellegent, and facinating show. I love it and am hooked on it. I'm a reality TV loather, but this is one show that is a diamond in the ruff.
Deffinately worth watching. You won't be disappointed, even as a skeptic! I GUARANTEE it!"
The Most Legitimate Paranormal Show So Far!
Lesley D. | Canada | 04/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never been able to view this show before due to the fact that it is on Sci Fi and I do not get this channel. I bought the DVD set based on the fact that I am an avid visitor of the TAPS website. This was money well spent. The show is so far from what you normally see on TV and shows how paranormal invesigation is a legitimate practice if done right and taken seriously. You will learn so much from this show. It will help you rethink if you have something "paranormal" going on in your home and motivate you to do some of your own investigating to see if what you are experiencing is being cause by nothing more then something in your home you may have overlooked. It will put your over active imagination to rest as well. The crew of TAPS is great and fun to watch and when they believe they have something you believe it too. I am definatly looking forward to Season 2 being released on DVD."