03 August 2010

Shark Week!

I love Shark Week. I love tuning in to the Discovery Channel to watch shows about sharks. I'm not the only one. Shark Week has become a big deal since it was introduced back in 1987. But some people don't seem to understand why it's such a draw. No, it's not because of this:
It's not about sharks, man. Like Snakes on a Plane, Piranhas 3-D, or any other over-the-top animal-attack fest with a blunt, obvious name, Shark Week has bite—albeit the self-conscious, meticulously styled, trying-so-hard-to-be-cool kind.
It is about the sharks, man! Sharks are awesome, in the most traditional sense of the word. Sharks are frightening in that primal way that bees and snakes and dentists are frightening. Sharks are the misunderstood kid in the playground.

I'm going to give you a few reasons why Shark Week is so friggin' awesome.
  1. Sure, Christmas has all the lights and stars and whatnot. But Shark Week has friggin' sharks! Take that Santa Claus!

  2. Craig Ferguson loves Shark Week, too. And he will be hosting Shark Week this year!

  3. Sharks are responsible for one of the greatest movies ever made. And though none of them could ever touch the success of that iconic film, sharks are also responsible for some fairly respectable films ... and some utter crap.

So, in the end, why is it that people like Shark Week? I know why I do (as you've just read). But what about you? Do you like Shark Week? What are your reasons?

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