(NOTE: this thread may take more than the average time to go through)
Ever notice how a narrator can make or break a TV show?
For example: The History Channel has a show that many of you are familiar with...Modern Marvels
Most of the episodes are narrated by a guy named Max Raphael.
Listen to him in the video below:
In other Modern Marvels episodes a different guy, Harlan Saperstein narrates them.
If you've seen the episodes narrated by Saperstein, you know that the show just doesn't seem to have the same impact as it does when Raphael narrates them.
Or how about one of my favorite shows...The First 48
It's narrated by Dion Graham
and I could not imagine anyone other than him narrating it.
Check out part 1 of this episode titled "Fallen
". It's one of my favorites and is definitely disturbing.
The story "Fallen" about the guy who is found dead outside of a Florida highrise stuck in my head days after I watched it. It has a twist in it that I did not see coming.
And that detective who investigates the case, Joe Shillaci, is one of the best I've ever seen.
If I ever get murdered, I want him to investigate. That guy almost always gets his man.
The entire episode is on Youtube if you want to continue watching it.
Perhaps my favorite narrator of all is Marlene Sanders.
If you've watched any of the "Autopsy" specials on HBO, you've heard her voice.
Her voice is absolutely perfect for that show.
Check it out:
You can watch that episode in its entirety on Youtube.
Can you think of any other good TV show narrators?