Mary Knows Best (is the worst)

‘Mary Knows Best’ is a new show on Syfy that follows the life psychic medium Mary Occhino. This show is absolute garbage, its like John and Kate plus 8 meets psychic woo. More or less the show is a Mary sticking her nose in her children’s business, embarrassing them in every scene, showing clips of her walking up to random people and giving them cold readings, showing her behind the mic of her radio show which is on siruis and that is about the gist of the show. Gist? More like all 44-painstaking minutes of it.
It is shot and edited in a way where all the misses she makes during her psychic readings are left out. She says the line “I’m a psychic!” about 47 times, as if we were going to forget. Her method is typical cold reading, where she is fishing for answers and verification from innocent individuals that are quick to believe her. The word ‘skeptic’ is thrown around a few times and each time I hear it being used I laugh. For instance, her radio producer says “I was skeptic at first but not anymore, Mary is the real deal.” Mary also claims her son is a ‘skeptic’ but knows she is the real thing and always right. I got news for you Mary…that’s not a real skeptic. A skeptic would find a way to scientifically tests the abilities of the supposed psychic, not hear her lame cold readings and be convinced she is the “real” thing.
One of the producers said she believes because a week before she is sick Mary will tell her she is getting ready to come down with something. Those are called symptoms, sweetie. I mean this show isn’t even good for the comedic entertainment, like the kind you get when watching Ghost Adventures. So if you like loud-mouth women pretending to pass of a cool mentalist trick as authentic psychic phenomena around her annoying family and innocent people on the street, maybe you could stomach this show, I have a feeling any self respecting individual won’t tune in to the next episode.
I am no psychic, but I predict this show doesn’t even make a whole season, we will see if I am right.


About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

2 Responses to Mary Knows Best (is the worst)

  1. Jason Korbus says:

    Horrible. I just sat through the whole thing. No redeeming value at all. It wasn’t even a “so bad it’s funny” type of deal. It was just shitty. They’ll have to cut to half hour episodes, and focus on one dumbass storyline at a time. But yeah, I can’t imagine this lasting very long.

  2. Lou says:

    I didn’t even need to watch as my psychic ability said that show was going to be horrible.

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