Parents' Guide to

Ghost Lab

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Copycat ghost-hunting show mixes scares and tedium.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Real investigations, unique techniques

A great balance of theories, experiments & investigation. Love watching this show!!!
age 11+

Ghost Lab

Not my favorite ghost hunting show on TV, but its highly addicting and very fun to watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The reality show ghost-hunting genre is starting to get pretty crowded, from Ghost Hunters to Ghost Adventures. These shows all follow the same basic format, with the team getting briefed on the sometimes-macabre history of each site they visit and then descending on the location with plenty of equipment. The highlight of each episode is when the cameras actually catch something that may indeed be ghostly -- and sometimes they do.

But most of the GHOST LAB footage is of the brothers explaining what they're doing and why and then sitting around waiting for something to happen. That's the weak point of all of these shows, and it's especially weak here. The Klinge brothers seem like genial folks, but they're not especially telegenic; watching them sitting around isn't appealing, and the issue is exacerbated by their heavy abuse of dude-speak. "Dude, I think I heard something!" "No way, dude, that was just a rat." Well, dudes, I think I'd rather watch something else.

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