Discovery Channel Show And Its Copycats No Longer Appealing TV Content; Jackass Lucky Not To Have Lost An Arm After Getting Bitten
The past few years I have tried to watch but just can’t anymore.
The plain and simple truth is that Shark Week – once one of the most anticipated limited TV series of the summer – has lost its bite.
The sharks themselves have not, tho, as the Jackass team found out when Sean McInerney (Poopies,) did a stupid stunt and attempted to jump over several sharks on a wakeboard. He got bit on the hand and was lucky he didn’t have his arm (and his leg) bit off in the process.
The fact that the Discover Channel had the Jackass people – and several other celebrities – on at all shows how desperate producers are to keep interest in the show.
And don’t get me even started on “Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week.”
Most of the features on the Discovery Channel and all the copycat shows on the copycat stations are boring. In fact, many are the same story year after year: shark attacks increase in an area, victims are shown walking along a beach and talk about getting bitten, a team of researches is sent to investigate, viewers are teased by theories which are then tossed aside like chum, and there is either a conclusion or the situation remains a mystery.
It was captivating in the beginning but now it’s just boring.
Shark Week began in 1988 and is now in its 33rd year. That’s an incredible long run for a summer series. I have to wonder it it’s going to keep swimming around in those same summertime TV waters.