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The Curse of Oak Island - History Channel Series - Whole season spoilers

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  1. Dec 20, 2013 #1 of 102
    Carlucci

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    Ever since I first saw an "In Search Of..." episode about this enigmatic island and its buried treasure, I've been interested.

    Now The History Channel is presenting a series about two brothers who bought most of the island to continue the search.

    http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island

    The series begins Jan 5, 2014. Anyone else looking forward to this?
     
  2. Dec 21, 2013 #2 of 102
    cannonz

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    I'm waiting for it too.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2013 #3 of 102
    Gregor

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    Thanks, one of the most curious things I've read about.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2013 #4 of 102
    danterner

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    Hadn't heard about it (the show, nor the history behind it). I just read through the Wikipedia page, and it sounds interesting - I'm in.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2013 #5 of 102
    Hunter Green

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    I first heard about Oak Island in a children's magazine called Cricket in the October 1976 issue. It fascinated me so much, I still have that issue. I'm in.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2013 #6 of 102
    cheesesteak

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    I'll be interested if it's not a reality show.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2013 #7 of 102
    danterner

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    It looks like a reality show (not a competition, but exaggerated reality) - the video promo talks about the curse and how six people have died so far and the curse says one more must die and the two brothers are going over. It's definitely hamming it up.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2013 #8 of 102
    Donbadabon

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    I've always loved the story behind Oak Island money pit, but really, there is no treasure there.

    If you buried treasure, would you provide clues that told people they were digging in the right spot and that it is located just 40 more feet until they find it? lol. Not likely. The only purpose for that stone is to keep the story going.

    I will still watch though.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2013 #9 of 102
    tiassa

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    I'm interested too, even though I don't think there is any treasure. I'm curious as to how he original "hole" was made. IIRC there was some pretty tricky engineering done in the hole.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2013 #10 of 102
    pmyers

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    Can't seem to find it in the guide data yet.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2013 #11 of 102
    Carlucci

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    It's showing up on the DirecTV guide now.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2013 #12 of 102
    pmyers

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    Thanks. Recording added. Man I love the DirecTV mobile app!
     
  13. Dec 30, 2013 #13 of 102
    tiassa

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    It is in the Tivo guide now. SP set.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2014 #14 of 102
    Donbadabon

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    While I don't believe that any type of treasure exists on Oak Island (seriously, who would have time to bury something hundreds of feet below the surface and create 5 flooding channels), I did enjoy the pilot and am sticking with it.

    Of course since we know this was filmed last year, if they actually found anything it would've been all over the news. So I am watching knowing they didn't uncover any treasure.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2014 #15 of 102
    Carlucci

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    I liked it too. I just wish they would do a better job of separating hard facts from legend and conjecture. Is it an incontrovertible fact that the flooding "tunnels" were man-made, for instance.

    I'll definitely keep watching, and I hope they do more to flesh out the real truth and not just feed the legend.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2014 #16 of 102
    billboard_NE

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    I watched the first episode last night, looks like they have some money behind the effort, I'm in.

    Who doesn't love a mystery.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2014 #17 of 102
    Hunter Green

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    I'm gritting my teeth through this. The only way we're going to get a real investigation with the kind of equipment it'll take to have a chance of finding out who built all this and why, is to pay for it with a shamelessly exploitative, terrible show, and that's what we're getting. Them dragging out the artificial suspense on every little thing, and making all this overblown emphasis on the thinnest and most wild of legends, is really grating. I don't know if I'm going to be able to make it through five hours of that.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2014 #18 of 102
    Carlucci

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    The 2nd episode:

    At least now we know that there really are old coconut fibers in at least one spot on the island. But really, do you need that to justify the continued search? To me, the fact that somebody constructed a pit with wooden plank barriers every x feet is enough to justify a full excavation thereof.

    I did like the additional details on the Knights Templar theory.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2014 #19 of 102
    Carlucci

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    Episode 3:

    Yeah, this show blows.

    How much more interesting it would have been if presented as a straight-up documentary. They are sapping all my interest with this "reality" format.

    I'm going to keep watching, because my 10-year old daughter has become fascinated by it, and it's leading us to some great discussions on science, myths, and healthy skepticism.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2014 #20 of 102
    zordude

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    Yeah I am really disappointed as well.

    I didn't expect any major shakeups such as finding treasure, given that nothing has come out in the past year, but the format they have chosen is just plain terrible.

    They start threads, and then totally abandon them and start new threads.

    There are only 5 episodes total, and it seems that at least 75% of each episode is total trash or recaps.
     

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