Don't you hate it when one of your favorite TV shows had its season premiere weeks ago and you missed it? Such was the situation I fell into Wednesday night when I saw on the on-screen menu that "Ghost Hunters International" was gonna be on at 8pm (a quick look at TV.com told me it was "GHI's" third ep of the season). Now, how to catch the two I missed. The second one was going to be shown after the 3rd aired, so I was fine on that front, but to see the first, I would have to go to SciFi.com and watch it on my 'puter.
On Friday night, I did so and the experience was much better than I expected. First of all, the ep was presented in widescreen (my TV is full). Secondly, there were no commercials, so it only took 44 minutes to watch. Next, there were no alerts on the bottom of the screen during the program saying what was coming up next on the channel or that the Loch Ness monster movie was airing the following week (there was a TurboTax icon near the bottom of the screen, but I blocked it with a T-shirt). Being just over a foot from the screen (as opposed to more than six) allowed me to pay much closer attention to what was going on. I also wore headphones which drastically reduced outside distractions.
It was one of the best "Ghost Hunters" episodes I've ever seen. The "International" team usually has better luck finding things (probably because there is so much more history in Europe than in the U.S.)
That's not to say the domestic crew doesn't catch things, but exploring a small house in New England doesn't typically have the potential that investigating a 500-year old fortress (with a dungeon) does. If you care to check out the ep I watched, click here, then on "Ghost Child of Peru".