TV Review Truth Seekers ‘Truth Seekers’ Episode 1, "The Haunting of Connelly’s Nook": Amazon Prime Series...

‘Truth Seekers’ Episode 1, “The Haunting of Connelly’s Nook”: Amazon Prime Series Review

‘Truth Seekers’ Episode 1, “The Haunting of Connelly’s Nook”: Amazon Prime Series Review

"What's A Greenhorn?"

Truth Seekers opens with a scene of a young woman (Emma D’Arcy) who appears to be having a nightmare within a nightmare. These first few minutes have horror movie chills of the first order and sets the tone for an episode that is funny at times, but surprisingly and often full of genuine spooky stuff.

We are then introduced to Gus (Nick Frost), a cable installer, who dabbles in ghost hunting on the side. He makes the equipment to find them, investigates old buildings, and then documents it all on YouTube. His boss (Simon Pegg in a truly off-putting blond wig) assigns him a new employee for him to train (Simon Kayo, as a noob named Elton John). They almost immediately find themselves connected to the very strange goings on at a creepy old cottage.

This half hour episode wastes no time in flavoring a superficial seeming buddy comedy with supernatural oddities that are presented as dismissible obsessions of a flake, but before long are revealed to be creepy frightening reality.

Come for the Frost/Pegg fun, stay for the expert horror. At only short eight episodes, Truth Seekers is very bingeable.

The Bottom Line

Given that this is a Nick Frost and Simon Pegg project, I expected something light. What I got had more scares and more depth. Truth Seekers is a chilling delight.

Score:

Show Details

Title: Truth Seekers
Network: Amazon Prime

Summary: “A team of part-time paranormal investigators use homemade gizmos to track the supernatural, sharing their adventures online. As their haunted stake outs become more terrifying they begin to uncover an unimaginable, apocalyptic conspiracy.”

Truth Seekers opens with a scene of a young woman (Emma D’Arcy) who appears to be having a nightmare within a nightmare. These first few minutes have horror movie chills of the first order and sets the tone for an episode that is funny at times, but surprisingly and often full of genuine spooky stuff.

We are then introduced to Gus (Nick Frost), a cable installer, who dabbles in ghost hunting on the side. He makes the equipment to find them, investigates old buildings, and then documents it all on YouTube. His boss (Simon Pegg in a truly off-putting blond wig) assigns him a new employee for him to train (Simon Kayo, as a noob named Elton John). They almost immediately find themselves connected to the very strange goings on at a creepy old cottage.

This half hour episode wastes no time in flavoring a superficial seeming buddy comedy with supernatural oddities that are presented as dismissible obsessions of a flake, but before long are revealed to be creepy frightening reality.

Come for the Frost/Pegg fun, stay for the expert horror. At only short eight episodes, Truth Seekers is very bingeable.

The Bottom Line

Given that this is a Nick Frost and Simon Pegg project, I expected something light. What I got had more scares and more depth. Truth Seekers is a chilling delight.

Score:

Show Details

Title: Truth Seekers
Network: Amazon Prime

Summary: “A team of part-time paranormal investigators use homemade gizmos to track the supernatural, sharing their adventures online. As their haunted stake outs become more terrifying they begin to uncover an unimaginable, apocalyptic conspiracy.”

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Dave Robbins
While wearing flannel shirts that are older than his editor, Dave works as the Associate Editor at the Brazen Bull where he often says things like: "Don't talk to me about David Lynch until you've seen Eraserhead."

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