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Buzzfeed Unsolved
BuzzfeedUnsolvedLogo.jpg.png
Also known as Unsolved
Genre Factual television
Created by Ryan Bergara
Written by Ryan Bergara
Starring Ryan Bergara
Shane Madej
Theme music composer Audio Network
Warner Chappell Production Music Inc.
AudioBlocks
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons True Crime: 4
Supernatural: 5
No. of episodes True Crime: 38
Supernatural: 36
Production
Executive producer(s) Matthew Henick[1]
Producer(s) Ryan Bergara
Editor(s) Anthony Frederick
Steven Castro
Mike Reilly
Grant Henderson
Devlin McClusky[1]
Production company(s) BuzzFeed
BuzzFeedBlue
Release
Original network YouTube
BuzzFeed
Original release February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04) – present (present)

BuzzFeed Unsolved (also known as simply Unsolved) is an American documentary entertainment television series created and produced by Ryan Bergara. It originally aired on YouTube on February 4, 2016, and has run for eight seasons.[2][3]

BuzzFeed Unsolved follows Ryan Bergara and co-host Shane Madej who discuss unsolved crimes, haunted places, alleged demonic possessions and historical occurrences. While the topics of discussion are often morbid, most episodes are presented in some form of a comedic manner.[4] The show is filmed primarily in Los Angeles with some episodes having parts filmed across the U.S, and even some in other countries.

The show has also become a ratings hit for BuzzFeed, regularly featuring as one of the network's most-watched shows. Prior to the premiere of the eighth season, BuzzFeed renewed the show for a ninth season, set to air in late 2018.[5]

The show's success has also spawned a spin-off dedicated to sports, which airs on Facebook Watch.[6]

Synopsis[edit]

The Buzzfeed Unsolved: True Crime and Supernatural shows are currently hosted by Ryan Bergara and co-hosted by Shane Madej. Madej took over from the original co-host, Brent Bennett, in late 2016.[4][7] The greatest difference between Bennett and Madej lay in their responses to Bergara's theories: unlike Bennett, who would humor Bergara, Madej stands firm as a skeptic; this stark dichotomy proved the missing piece of the puzzle for the show.[8] Other important members of the main Unsolved crew include TJ Marchbank, 1st AD, Devon Joralman, line producer, and cameraman Mark Celestino.

The contrast between Bergara's belief in conspiracies and the paranormal versus Madej’s skepticism provides the majority of the dialogue.[9][7] Bergara strongly believes in otherworldly spirits like ghosts or poltergeists, and frequently defends the existence of these throughout the series. However, Bergara shows reluctance towards things such as Bigfoot and sometimes aliens. Madej is a true skeptic of all that is non-scientific and constantly provides comedic relief toward spiritual encounters. Still he tends to regard Bigfoot and aliens as somewhat realistic or grounded in reality.[5]

Guests[edit]

In BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural Season 4 Ancient Aliens contributor Giorgio Tsoukalos was featured in the discussion about a potential UFO sighting.[10] A recurring guest on the show, in person and by mentions is a "Vatican approved exorcist" Father Gary Thomas, who counsels the hosts how to and how not to approach the entities.[5] Ricky Goldsworth, Ryan’s serial killer alter ego, sometimes emerges during the episodes.

Episodes[edit]

BuzzFeed Unsolved - True Crime[edit]

Season 1[11][edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Mysterious Death of the Somerton Man February 4, 2016
2 The Horrifying Unsolved Slaughter at Hinterkaifeck Farm February 20, 2016
3 The Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam March 18, 2016
4 The Chilling Mystery of the Black Dahlia April 1, 2016
5 The Strange Deaths of the 9 Hikers of Dyatlov Pass April 15, 2016
6 The Mysterious Death of Tupac Shakur - Part 1 May 20, 2016
7 The Mysterious Death of Biggie Smalls - Part 2 May 27, 2016
8 The Horrifying Murders of the Zodiac Killer June 24, 2016
9 The Mysterious Disappearance of the Sodder Children December 23, 2016
10 The Odd Death of Michelle Von Emster January 27, 2017
11 The Shocking Case of O.J. Simpson March 4, 2017
12 The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper March 10, 2017

Season 2[12][edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Terrifying Axeman of New Orleans July 28, 2017
2 The Mysterious Death of the Boy in the Box August 4, 2017
3 The Bizarre Road Trip of a Missing Family August 11, 2017
4 The Tragic Murder of JonBenét Ramsey August 18, 2017
5 The Odd Vanishing of Amelia Earhart August 25, 2017
6 The Creepy Murder in Room 1046 September 1, 2017
7 The Strange Drowning of Natalie Wood September 8, 2017
8 The Mysterious Poisoned Pill Murders September 15, 2017
9 The Disturbing Murders at Keddie Cabin September 22, 2017
10 The Suspicious Assassination of JFK September 29, 2017

Season 3[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Grisly Murders of Jack the Ripper January 26, 2018
2 The Thrilling Gardner Museum Heist February 2, 2018
3 The Ghastly Cleveland Torso Murders February 9, 2018
4 The Enigmatic Death of the Isdal Woman February 16, 2018
5 The Strange Killing of Ken Rex McElroy February 23, 2018
6 The Scandalous Murder of William Desmond Taylor March 2, 2018
7 The Historic Disappearance of Louis Le Prince March 9, 2018
8 The Disturbing Mystery of the Jamison Family March 16, 2018

Season 4[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Sinister Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa July 13, 2018
2 The Bizarre Collar Bomb Bank Robbery July 20, 2018
3 The Mysterious Death Of The Eight Day Bride July 27, 2018
4 The Incredible Alcatraz Prison Break August 3, 2018
5 The Covert Poisoning of an Ex-Russian Spy August 10, 2018
6 The Odd Death of Charles C. Morgan August 17, 2018
7 The Bizarre Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar August 24, 2018
8 The Treacherous Treasure Hunt of Forrest Fenn September 7, 2018

BuzzFeed Unsolved - Supernatural[edit]

Season 1[13][edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Creepy Real-Life "Men In Black" April 29, 2016
2 The Secret Society Of The Illuminati July 29, 2016
3 3 Horrifying Cases Of Ghosts and Demons October 26, 2016
4 The Chilling Exorcism Of Anneliese Michel November 12, 2016
5 The Bizarre Toxic Death of Gloria Ramirez December 3, 2016
6 The Spirits Of The Whaley House January 13, 2017
7 The Haunted Decks of the Queen Mary February 17, 2017

Season 2[14][edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Ghosts And Demons Of Bobby Mackey's April 7, 2017
2 Bigfoot: The Convincing Evidence April 14, 2017
3 3 Real-Life Creepy Cases Of Ancient Aliens April 21, 2017
4 The Haunted Halls Of Waverly Hills Hospital April 28, 2017
5 The Strangest Disappearances In The Bermuda Triangle May 5, 2017
6 The Murders That Haunt The Lizzie Borden House May 12, 2017
7 The Spontaneous Human Combustion Of Mary Reeser May 19, 2017
8 The Haunting Of The Salem Witch Trials May 26, 2017
9 The Haunted Quarters Of The Dauphine Orleans Hotel June 2, 2017
10 The Bizarre Voodoo World Of New Orleans June 9, 2017

Season 3[15][edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Ghost Town At Vulture Mine October 13, 2017
2 Three Bizarre Cases Of Alien Abductions October 20, 2017
3 The Captive Spirits Of Eastern State Penitentiary October 27, 2017
4 The Demonic Goatman’s Bridge November 3, 2017
5 The Horrors Of Pennhurst Asylum November 10, 2017
6 Roswell's Bizarre UFO Crash November 17, 2017
7 The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Roanoke Colony November 24, 2017
8 London's Haunted Viaduct Tavern December 1, 2017
9 The Chilling Chambers of Colchester Castle December 8, 2017
10 The Subterranean Terrors of the London Tombs December 15, 2017

Season 4[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Search for the Mysterious Mothman April 20, 2018
2 The Shadowy Spirits of Rolling Hills Hospital April 27, 2018
3 The Demonic Bellaire House May 4, 2018
4 The Phantom Prisoners of Ohio State Penitentiary May 11, 2018
5 The Unexplained Phoenix Lights Phenomenon May 18, 2018
6 The Spirits of Moon River Brewing May 25, 2018
7 The Horrifying Sorrel-Weed Haunted Mansion June 1, 2018
8 The Mystical Villa Montezuma Mansion June 8, 2018

Spin-offs and Specials[edit]

BuzzFeed Unsolved - Sports Conspiracies[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Mysterious Retirement of Michael Jordan December 14, 2017
2 Patrick Ewing and the Frozen Envelope December 21, 2017
3 The Strange Case of Deflategate December 28, 2017
4 Muhammad Ali and the Phantom Punch January 4, 2018
5 The Notorious Game 6 of Lakers vs. Kings January 11, 2018

Holiday Specials[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Legend of Krampus December 17, 2017

Retrospectives[edit]

# Episode Published
Unsolved Almost 70th Episode Retrospective July 15, 2018

Crossovers[edit]

# Episode Published
1 The Try Guys Sleep In A Fan's Haunted Bedroom • The Try Vlog (feat. BuzzFeed Unsolved) September 30, 2017
2 Ryan And Shane Make Each Other In The Sims 4 June 9, 2018
3 Ryan & Shane Choose A Fan's Haunted House • The Sims 4 June 26, 2018
4 Shane Controls His Friend's Life In The Sims 4 • Ryan August 4, 2018
5 Ryan And Shane Try To Make Apple Taters August 5, 2018
6 We Styled Ryan & Shane • Ladylike August 8, 2018
7 Ryan Control's His Friend's Life in The Sims 4 • Shane August 11, 2018
8 Ryan & Shane Seduce A Ghost In The Sims 4 August 18, 2018
9 Shane and Ryan Try To Kill The Try Guys In The Sims 4 August 25, 2018

The Hotdaga[edit]

At the end of Post Mortem episodes, the animated creations of Shane Madej are shown. This series, known as "The Hotdaga", is purported by Madej to be commissioned by and star Bergara. It consists of animated mini-episodes featuring stories which are also narrated by Madej. Bergara is not a fan of the series, but listens to it as it is narrated to the audience.[16] Notable characters include Pam, the evil hotdog witch, Gene, the wonderfully written french fries, Maizie, a hologram lesbian corn, and the Plupples (fruits that are like peaches, but sexier and blue). Another character, Dr. Goondis, is voiced by Ryan against his will, as Shane Madej spliced many of his dialogues from Unsolved and connected them to create the voice of the character. The series originated when Madej jokingly wanted a skate boarding hot dog at the end of a Q + A episode, and it has grown to multiple mini-episodes and musical numbers. Fans of the series have also made season compilations on YouTube for other fans to watch the shorts in their entirety.[17]

References[edit]

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