Great show, but first a caution of different dvd version releases, not adequately described. There are at least 2 versions out there with much different content and value.
I give the 10 episode dvd release (selling for $14) 4 and a half to 5 stars. Since you can't give 1/2 ratings, lets's say 5 stars. This review is for this item.
The 5 star release has a cover with an adorable (yeah, I know) pit bull with beautiful worried looking eyes, looking over his shoulder at paranormal light coming in a window. This is the 5-star release to buy.
The 3 episode dvd (selling for up to $20) is the one NOT to buy.
(It has a different dog on the cover--a Irish Setter or Labrador-type dog.)
I very much like this series, and would rate the content and entertainment value of the series and episodes very highly. They are somewhat dramatized and scary presentations of described true occurances.
The episodes use interviews with the actual people involved, film and show you the actual locations, play actual video and EVPs recorded during the hauntings (if they exist), and are well presented and thought thru. It uses dramatic recreations, using actors, for some events, but this adds to the tension and chill factor that many people look for in these type shows. The people under paranormal attack usually had called in the local paranormal investigative group, or someone, to help and these actual people are interviewed in the episodes about their experiences, too. So, the shows provides a good balance to both those looking only to be entertained, but also, to those trying to understand more detailed answers. Each episode has a different set of people, and a different investigative group, so this adds variety, scope, and changing scenes.
Animal Planet tries to tie each haunting into some connection with animals, as the series was made for Animal Planet. For some episodes, there are extensive involvment of animals (pets or farm animals), some less so, but so what--they are good cases. Each episode is about an hour long (less commercial time). Many episodes present 2 different cases at different locations, some just one.
They are very good entries into the contempory universe of Ghost/ Paranormal shows, playing on TV.
Wikipedia lists 20 episodes for Season 1, with season 2 playing on cable right now (late 2011). The current 10 episode release is the first half of season 1--in order.
I assume we will see the second half of Season 1 on a separate dvd release (also 10 episodes) at some future point in 2012 ?
The series is very enjoyable, well-presented, with a high believability factor. If you like paranormal TV shows, this one is a keeper.