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on 18 November 2010
The formula is the same as always, but some of the apparent phenomena are the best ever... so why does Kieran not comment on them in his predictable, yet another variation on the same theme, summary? It must be difficult finding different words to say the same thing every week, so I thought he'd welcome some extra evidence and pounce on it.
It's a shame the show is canned, and I can't help but wonder if that would have happened had the team learned, after all these years, to stop screaming & swearing at the drop of a book or pebble... and yes, I'm no stranger to phenomena, so I do have a good idea of what it's like.
A a bit more professionalism and more equipment to check for measurable phenomena, including trigger objects with good camera coverage, would have gone a long way, including showing under the table when it's moving, as was done in earlier series.
That said, the 4 camera coverage, as on the Live shows, was a great idea, although there was almost no review of what they did or did not capture.
Some good mediums this series, but I still miss David Wells.
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on 31 October 2010
First of all, why cut 15 minutes off each episode? All this seems to do is make one or two parts of some episodes a little confusing, due to poor editing.

Some good, interesting, historical locations in this DVD, except for one - the grotesquely derelict Gaumont Cinema.

Lesley Smith has, thank god, stopped with the hammy, affected way of speaking to the camera and instead imparts some very interesting historical information. Ciaran O'Keefe appears to be a little less monosyllabic too during the walk rounds, and gets in the face of one of the Mediums (an american called Patrick), in the same way he used to with Derek Acorah, challenging him re some of his statements. Patrick is one of three mediums the team use and is the least convincing. In fact he sounds like he has just read the guidebook of the place, such is the knowledge he imparts. Billy Roberts is another medium that is used, and unfortunately anything he imparts during his stints at historical sites in the two Liverpool episodes can be looked at with skeptical eyes as he admits he has lived in Liverpool for some years and knows the history of the places they are in, already. Chris Conway is the other medium used and comes across as pleasant, but doesn't really come up with that much information. He has had a notorious falling out with the MH team now, so I doubt we'll see him again any time soon.

Karl and Stuart do their usual investigations together and separately with lots of 'paranormal' activity going on. Whether you believe its paranormal or not is up to you, but it is entertaining to watch drawers opening, doors banging shut, things being thrown by 'unseen' hands (ahem), chairs whizzing across the floor and a bed that looks like its moving and has someone getting on and off it.

Stuart really needs to drop the 'Im gettin' angrehhhh' persona during seances though, it's a bit old hat now. Also the one 'paranormal' noise heard during the Gaumont Cinema episode is completely ruined by Stuart. There is an odd noise for about five seconds, we the viewers hear it for about half a second, the rest is COMPLETELY drowned out by Stuart bellowing at the top of his voice, "Did you 'EAR THATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT???" You would think by now that the team would have calmed down after all these years of paranormal investigating.

The inclusion of Cath the make up lady in the team still puzzles me. Firstly she comes across on camera as being forced to be there, is constantly screeching her lungs out (EXTREMELY annoying), and basically investigates nothing and contributes nothing. Even Yvette, in one of the episodes, gets really irritated with her.

All in all the DVD is entertaining. Not as good as some of the old episodes, but not bad at all. The Edward Jenner Museum episode is probably the best, for historical interest and for an odd light anomaly that, for once, isn't a moth!
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on 30 January 2011
First off, I'd like to say I like Brian Shepard, just not as the main medium. I prefer him in the role of psychic artist. Brian is missing here, but he still appeared in the "lives"

It was good to see a mix of mediums in this series. Billy Roberts was my favorite of them, being older and wiser than the other mediums. It's kind of ironic, but Most haunted has sort of turned into the "Doctor Who" of the paranormal as to who will play the part of the medium next.

Most Haunted improved alot with this series. The locations are interesting. The episodes are more focused on the locations than the team. Don't get me wrong...I love Yvette and Karl and the team, but it was nice to see them head back more towards the basics.

Lesly Smith is granted more time to be the historian, and proves herself quite well. Her delivery of the history is quite compelling, and she tells it pretty straight forward in this series without going over the top.

Yvette is in top form, and it's good to see her and Karl working more as a couple/team than in previous series.

I only have two complaints. One is one of the night vision cameras has a blur/line thing going on in most of it's shots. The distortion is very noticeable.

The other is I miss the straight photography of the older series. Now they use alot of filters and special effects and color changes, where as the older series just used swooping camera work. I'd love to see the location better without the distorted photography.

The show has been taken off the air by "Living" to give it a "rest". Yvette and Karl have both express interest via their FaceBook page about doing future shows. Hopefully an email/ letter campaign will bring them back!
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on 22 October 2010
I bought the boxset for my mother who is a big fan of the show, and she loves it. In her oppinion, this is one of the better of the later series of the show. I must say that I do enjoy the show as well. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, you will find the show very entertaining (unless you are ignorant or don't have a sense of humour) as the reactions of some of the people on screen are at times very funny. Fans of the show will love it, and that's all that matters! Ignore the negative reviews, the show isn't made for those people!!
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on 17 August 2014
Bought this to complete my collection. As usual good fun with a few scary bits. Only one gripe tho! Get rid of Cath!! All she does is scream which stops you from hearing anything thats happening. Yvette is great and love the fact she doesnt scream or swear much as the constant beeping out and screaming has made me switch an episode off before!
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on 28 October 2010
i have bought all the most haunted dvd's for my wife and she loves them.this one carries on the tradition of putting the sxxxs up people.especially me.buy this you'll love it .it will keep you company on a cold winters night.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh. sleep tight.
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on 21 October 2010
There nothing new in this series. If you seen most of the series of most haunted you will no what to expect. Nothing new.
To say they have chopped 15 minutes off the episodes, and 10 instead of 13 episodes, I think the boxset is over priced.
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on 21 March 2011
I love Most Haunted and I am gutted that this is the last series and that there are only eight episodes on it. However, well worth it though for those who love stuff that go bump in the night!
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on 17 March 2013
Has one of the most convincing episodes on this box set...you can tell that everyone is impressed and taken aback by what they have just witnessed.
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on 30 April 2013
this was ordered as a gift for me and was well packaged and a brand new dvd as usual i enjoyed the dvd
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