Kindred Spirits and Evil Things — If there’s one thing that TLC has become known for, it’s the paranormal. The channel that was once known as The Learning Channel and specialized in dinosaur documentaries with questionable CGI has now become known for shows about the paranormal. Whatever your opinion about the occult, at least TLC isn’t all Honey Boo Boo, all the time now.
So now, TLC has a classic, well-regarded show (called Kindred Spirits) and another, new, soon-to-be classic show called Evil Things. Let’s take a look at what each one has to offer and what you can expect when you tune in.
TLC’s Kindred Spirits and Evil Things
In the season premiere of KINDRED SPIRITS, Amy and Adam investigate one of the most infamous haunted homes in America: the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Mass. What was once a private residence-turned-murder scene is now a museum and B&B, where many paranormal teams have confirmed that the ghosts of the home’s original occupants still linger. Amy and Adam launch into one of their most harrowing investigations yet, but not to find the Borden family ghosts. Their unique goal is to help Sue, a tour guide, who believes her grandparents’ spirits are in the house trying to protect her from impending tragedy. Amy and Adam, aided by psychic Chip Coffey, ultimately call upon the ghosts of the Bordens to help them uncover the truth. Do they get more than they bargained for?
Each episode of EVIL THINGS features two stories of people who claim they’ve survived frightening paranormal activity caused by a haunted object ranging from toys to jewelry and even furniture. Anything can become a vessel for the dead. Based on compelling first-person accounts, each twisted mystery exposes the sinister secrets hiding within seemingly innocent items… some of which could be sitting in your own home right now.
The premiere of EVIL THINGS recounts two stories. First, Lindsay’s backpacking trip through Europe takes a tragic turn after meeting a new friend, Alex, at a local bar. She wakes up days later in the hospital only to learn that Alex has died and she’s undergone an emergency cornea transplant. Back in America and on the mend, Lindsay is haunted by horrific visions of murder. Is it a side effect of her recovery, or is something darker happening with her new eye? Then, in the second story, James discovers boxes of mysterious videotapes stashed behind a false wall in his attic. He becomes obsessed with the disturbing footage but hides it from his wife, Tori. That is, until dangerous paranormal forces suddenly take hold of their home.