Thursday, June 18, 2009

TV: The Othersiders

The Othersiders is a television show for kids on the Cartoon Network. "A team of teens who go to these places like the Queen Mary or Lincoln Heights Jail and they look for ghosts," says M. The teens actually look for ghosts by collecting evidence and then take a vote to decide if the place is haunted. They leave the evidence on their website so you can decide for yourself.

First, it never ceases to amaze me how much we rub off on our kids. It would be wonderful if that continued through the teenage years :) I watch stuff like Ghost Whisperer and Supernatural so it seems appropriate they would like to watch this show.

Second, how real is it? I'm convinced that it pushes the boundaries of reality. Most of the actions of the cast are real, but I wonder just how much of their evidence is.

I guess it is pretty harmless as far as shows go and somewhat scientific (hypothesis, data collection, conclusion). It's better than Spongebob Squarepants.

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