Destination Truth

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Monster hunts seem more fun to film than watch.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+

A big joke, but good to sleep.

With no pun intended; most of the shows are a joke. Very little information is provided, just a compilation of semi-intense footage and audio that is edited in a way to create tension and arouse our primordial fears. I am surprised this show has more than a single season. Adding on to this is the fact the "team" spends just one night at each location. Where is the consistency in this data? ... after a whole night we flew back into LA... when did this ever become serious? The presenter's attitude towards foreign culture is oftentimes satirical, which in itself makes the show feel fictitious. Having traveled the world (assuming he actually has) you would expect a more serious attitude towards what in most cases are real concerns to populations completely un-aware of what they are being portrayed as. I had to see several episodes to be sure that the host is a completely un-reliable source of information (and an insult to american tourists travelling worldwide), and furthermore he has complete lack of sympathy and compassion for those not blessed for a higher education. It is a complete mockery of foreign culture and beliefs and of it's people thereof. What could of been an excellent program was unfortunately diluted into one more cheeky, teeny, bs documentary style based show which offers little to no (# 0 [zero]) information regarding the actual facts surrounding the investigations. Basically "all scary things are a thing of the past and have a reasonable scientific explanation" according to this show. Im hard pressed to believe that any of these people have actually felt fear for their lives at any given point during filming (except for the camera-man that fell down a hill). Overall a good show once, maybe twice. Expecting it to be better as the episodes pass is truly an unrewarding experience as it only goes to prove we are bigger sissys that we ever expected. Scared of things that dont exist (according to the progam). Truly truly unsatisfying.
age 17+
I love the show. there is one thing. We were watching the werewolf and the one when they were in chili. we saw something in the background.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 6, 2007
  • Cast: Josh Gates
  • Network: Syfy
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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