Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead - Netflix

When Lisa Williams was a little girl she discovered she had a gift. Communicating with those who are no longer with us. Some people say what she does is scary other people say she changes their lives. In Lisa Williams 'My Life Among The Dead' she shares her unusual talents with complete strangers: One day she brings messages from the dead to loved ones, the next she scopes out a haunted house for spirits. If you don't believe in supernatural powers, you soon will

Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2006-10-30

Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead - Paranormal television - Netflix

Paranormal television is a genre of reality television. Its scope comprises purportedly factual investigations of paranormal phenomena, rather than fictional representations found in such shows and films as The Ghosts of Motley Hall, Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo and Rentaghost.

Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead - Reactions/critics - Netflix

Noting the recent trend in reality shows that take the paranormal at face value, The New York Times Culture editor Mike Hale characterized ghost hunting shows as “pure theater” and compared the genre to professional wrestling or soft core pornography for its formulaic, teasing approach. Los Angeles Times staff writer Ed Stockly wrote that “the paranormal/supernatural-investigation subgenre that has cropped up on cable television over the last few years, which includes Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters International and a few others” promises to “take a skeptical approach in its investigations and to rely on science to confirm or disprove paranormal claims. So far not one has been able to consistently keep that promise.” Writer Diane Dorby proposes that paranormal reality TV shows provide “plausibility structures” that people use for “interpreting the meaning and experience of death”. According to science writer Sharon A. Hill, "Paranormal reality TV shows are designed as entertainment for the curious, not science documentaries to discover truths. If the tempo is too slow it will be sped up by giving “reality” a boost". Sharon A. Hill also maintained a list of paranormal television.

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