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shinysparklybubbles 10-07-2012 11:10 PM

Long Island Medium
 
If the show ever comes out that it is fake, I'm going to be devastated.

allison443 10-07-2012 11:18 PM

I am strangely fascinated by this show!

shinysparklybubbles 10-07-2012 11:24 PM

I am too. She seems so real. I always thought the other guy was creepy!

sms 10-07-2012 11:43 PM

I agree. I really like her. I have always been skeptical but she is really something.

wdwmom0f3 10-08-2012 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by shinysparklybubbles (Post 46379482)
If the show ever comes out that it is fake, I'm going to be devastated.

That makes two of us. I love what she does and find it amazing especially after having some of my closest family pass away. Sometimes I wonder what my dad would say to me. I would hope I have not let him down in any way. This show really makes you think about that.

StephMK 10-08-2012 01:09 AM

The few times I've seen her show, she seems very likeable and sincere. I can't watch it though, it always makes me cry.

Did anyone see the spoof of her they did on SNL? It was pretty funny.

hereyago 10-08-2012 01:30 AM

I like her and believe her. She is coming to a nearby city for her tour,starting at 92.00 on up,but I don't need her to feel my df around me lol. Wdwmomof3: I am sure your df feels nothing but love for you.I don't think about a higher place would let someone who passed disappointment,but that is just me. I did see snl it was funny.daniel craig was an excellent Larry.

cornflake 10-08-2012 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shinysparklybubbles (Post 46379482)
If the show ever comes out that it is fake, I'm going to be devastated.

I doubt she'll come out and admit it but...

she's not even particularly good at what she's doing, and it's an age-old act.

hereyago 10-08-2012 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by cornflake (Post 46380159)
I doubt she'll come out and admit it but...

she's not even particularly good at what she's doing, and it's an age-old act.

So is what you are trying to say is she "leads" people into giving her info then she kind of guesses? Just asking out of curioisity.

cornflake 10-08-2012 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by hereyago (Post 46380173)
So is what you are trying to say is she "leads" people into giving her info then she kind of guesses? Just asking out of curioisity.

Basically. She cold reads, and none too adeptly.

People who do this know what they're doing, they play the odds, lead people, fill in and string people along.

I've seen bits of the show and she's basic.

Like one I saw she walked up to a 50-something guy in a garage I think it was, all 'you lost someone, your father?' Think about the odds there. She seems to use that a lot - 'you lost someone/a man/someone close to you/a brother or father/someone who left too young/etc.' She plays odds with people of certain demographics.

Most people have someone, men statistically die sooner than women, most people think whomever died went too soon, she targets people who fit better odds, etc.

People who want to believe help without realizing it. Like someone who does this can start with 'you lost someone close to you, a man....or she might try your father or brother' then if the person is all 'omg, my cousin' the reader can try like 'you were very close growing up...or you were like brothers' well if they weren't, that wouldn't have been what came to mind, you know? They play odds with the names, they know what names were more popular when, like if it's an Italian-seeming, 50-something person from an Italian family she might try the name starts with a J or an A... no hit, then go to 'hmm, did they go by a nickname... were they a Junior, or etc.

The garage guy I think it was, she was all 'did your dad call you buddy?' Again, what're the odds that a man's (especially a blue-collar type guy of that age) father, at some point at least, probably in childhood, called the son buddy? Causes of death, she can also play odds and people help without realizing it. 'Was it something to do with the chest?' How much ground does that cover? A lot. Again, she's got odds. Then if you say no, she might say 'with the abdomen, I see something in that area *gesture*?' Huge odds if you're now asking about if it was the entire torso. If it's one of the 'so young' the odds are different (it was an accident?/you were all shocked''), etc.

There's an ad used to run all the time with 'did he wear a name tag/he wore a name tag' First, again, think how much ground that covers, from garage worker to cashier to dr. to etc. There were probably also hints they gave her (I only saw the ad), like that it was likely a blue-collar job, etc., or there was something in the house that'd lead her to guess that.

When I've seen bits of her, she goes with huge odds, asks very broad and lets people narrow for her, moves along if she doesn't get a hit, etc. She's not particularly adept, there are people do it better and make it look more impressive. It's an old, old act. I think people who do it are fairly awful.

lucas 10-08-2012 06:27 AM

I enjoy the show and would like to believe it.

But....... we only see a few minutes of the reading. How do we know what happens during the rest of it or how much is set-up and planned ahead? Just wondering.

shinysparklybubbles 10-08-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by lucas
I enjoy the show and would like to believe it.

But....... we only see a few minutes of the reading. How do we know what happens during the rest of it or how much is set-up and planned ahead? Just wondering.

We don't. It may all be set up, but I like to hope its real lol.

aprilgail2 10-08-2012 07:13 AM

I saw her recently at a fundraiser I was at, she is actually a very nice person....she didn't seem to ask any/many leading type questions and she brought closure to at least two families that lost children, that alone is worth something!

cornflake 10-08-2012 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by aprilgail2 (Post 46380661)
I saw her recently at a fundraiser I was at, she is actually a very nice person....she didn't seem to ask any/many leading type questions and she brought closure to at least two families that lost children, that alone is worth something!

Is it worth however much she charges people for her schtick?

If it's a big room, someone is often working the room ahead of time gathering intel.

FlightlessDuck 10-08-2012 07:58 AM

At this point, I think it's safe to assume that any non-contest reality shows are 100% fake, and the contest reality shows are at least somewhat scripted.


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