HGTV’S Ghost Hunters?

My wife and I have a few key differences in our taste in television. For example, before I met my wife, my recommendations from Netflix usually involved zombies, vampires, aliens or all three (a sexy zombie alien?). Now, one of the genres that appears in the Netflix list is Romantic Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead. I am pretty sure my wife’s viewing habits is being represented by movie recommendations in that category. My genre would most likely be Romantic Comedies Featuring a Strong Vampire Lead.

While we were watching Law & Order SVU (SUV for soccer mom related crimes), a blue compound was discovered on the victim. I thought the compound was from an alien or super virus and realized the only super anything on that show is Ice T. Law & Order SVU is a very accomplished show. It stayed on the air twelve years for reasons that are definitely not inclusive of my viewership. I usually loose interest after an episode or two (unless of course, Ice T is taking out fools, I can watch that endlessly!). My mind starts making up my own possible ideas for the blue compound (the aliens from Avatar killed this woman!).

With another crime show like Castle, I really never get bored. Law & Order SVU and Castle are no different in the sense they start with a crime and end with a criminal but Castle seems to hold my attention. I never really secretly hope the blue compound is residual dust from a ghost. The key element of Castle is comedy. Law & Order: SVU seems to lack the element of comedy with the exception of Ice T. My wife loves both shows and can watch Law & Order SVU endlessly even without Ice T (though rule one of television: Ice T really does make everything better). Conversely, my wife has her Buffy: The Vampire Slayer limit.

This leads me to the conclusion that fusion shows are the wave of the future. So I better blog about them now, so I can sue for gobs of money later. After all! Why work! There are plenty of unmarked hot coffee cups out in the world!

1. Law & Order: SVU: Replace Victims with Vampires. How could this show not be a hit! Imagine what will happen after Ice T gets a hold of those pretty boys from Twlight.

2. Haunted House Hunters: House Hunters is entertaining for those looking to buy a home. Ghost Hunters seeks to enlighten the public about contact with the realm of the dead. Why not combine them both and watch young starting couples look for spooky mansions?

3. The Real Housewives Strait Outta Compton: I think this one is a guaranteed hit. Each season can focus on a drug dealer’s wife, a pimp’s ho, and other ghetto fabulous characters. There is really no end to spin off potentials (that means I’ll sue for spin offs too!).

4. Man Versus Masterpiece Theatre: Drop survivalist Bear Grylls into classic works of literature and watch him survive. He will give classic literature survival tips such as decoding fancy talk, escaping the long folk dance scene, and what do to if you encounter a gentleman on horseback (he is more scared of you than you are of him).

If any of these shows fail just go back to rule one: Ice T makes everything better! Imagine if Ice T had been in Egypt during the political crisis. He would totally get all regime change on their ass!

Published by aaronfrale

Aaron Frale has been writing comedy for years. He won "Best Writer" as co-writer for a feature film called Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer at the B-Movie Film Fest in New York. You can check out an in depth review of Hamlet from the film critic Obscurus Lupa. Various plays, sketches, and films written by Aaron have been lurking about the Albuquerque scene. In May 2010 he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. Music is another one of his past times. His rock band, Spiral, was rated 9 out of 10 by the DPRP for their 2011 release The Capital in Ruins. He currently resides with his wife, Felicia, and a small black dog that thinks he is a giant black dog.. Check out his personal humor blog at: and his rock band:

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