What do you get when you add a splash of mystery, a good hook, and a tear-able villain that never sleeps? One of the longest running television events in history.
Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you’ve either seen or heard about Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. It’s a full seven days dedicated to fueling American’s fascination of everything shark-related. The 27-year-old program delivers shows ranging from fiction “documentaries” to real-life footage of shark encounters and attracts a variety of people from curious children to thrill-seeking adults.
Shark Week isn’t the only event obsessing over our fish friends though. Recently “Sharknado 2: The Second One” aired on television and audiences around the globe watched as the U.S. experienced a fictional tornado filled with ravenous human-devouring sharks.
But why are we so consumed by these shark-themed programs? Is it the real-life threat lurking near our beaches, or the mystery of a species that has been characterized as a villain since the days of “Jaws”? Whatever it is, we love it and don’t want it to stop – but maybe it’s time for an update.
In lieu of Shark Week or “Sharknado,” tell us in six words, what animal-themed series or movie you would like to see on the big screen next year.
I would love to see:
Tidal Whales – The Wave of Terror
Ninja Sloths: When Stealthy Sloths Attack
The most creative answer will win a Starbucks gift card. It won’t stop a Sharknado, but it will give you a drink with enough caffeine to run from one!