There was some speculation about the return, when the website changed to show that things were ramping up, and now we’re finally being treated with brand new episodes.
So how does the new “season” of Mysterious Universe stack up to the classic?
Finally filling the void that was left behind by the first season of Mysterious Universe, season 2 comes in with a bang. Three episodes have been released as of this writeup, and I have to say that it’s without a doubt on par or better than the original episodes.
Benjamin Grundy is now joined by a co-host, Aaron Wright, which is a bit of a change from the previous formula. Though they claim this might take a while to get the dynamic down, I think their chemistry works in ways that I could not have imagined. The two come from slightly different backgrounds which allows them to provide unique perspectives on the topics discussed.
I’ve listened to the first two episodes, and I have to say that I am enjoying this refresh of the original formula, and have accepted it without remorse.
The audio quality, as always, is top notch. Mr. Grundy’s bass vocals give my car’s stereo a workout, and provide a haunting voice which goes along with the paranormal happenings like peanut butter and jam. I couldn’t imagine listening to anyone else feeding my brain with wonder as he does.
The musical interludes are polished, and give you a bit of time to ponder the stories they covered in the previous section. This is something that I wouldn’t logically think was entertaining, but it has proven to be completely worthwhile.
The Mysterious Universe team has provided us with an avenue to consume the past episodes and content in DVD form, but this collector’s item quickly sold out. Sadly, this blogger didn’t act in time, and will have to go without the full back catalogue of this wonderful show.
Mr. Grundy assures us that there will be future opportunities for fans to get their sweaty palms on this past content, and I will be waiting anxiously for any announcements. For now, I’ll have to stick with the content I can find elsewhere online; which is, at best, incomplete.
If you are a fan of the paranormal, UFO encounters, psychic phenomenon or haunting ghost stories, I whole-heartedly recommend subscribing to this podcast, and let your mind be blown away on a weekly basis.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Mysterious Universe and begin consuming!