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

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Carlucci, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2014 #21 of 102
    Donbadabon

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    It was odd how they just abandoned the shaft and decided to focus on the swamp.

    I don't know why I keep watching, but I do. lol. I guess I want to see what happens next.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2014 #22 of 102
    Hoffer

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    I had never heard of Oak Island before seeing this thread today. I read the Wikipedia article on it and it got me really excited about this TV show. Now I read these last posts in the thread and I'm completely turned off. Fake drama is the biggest thing I hate in reality TV. It would be nice if they just made a documentary on the history of the island and such. I'd watch that in a second.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2014 #23 of 102
    ClutchBrake

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    I was in the same boat as you. Tried to watch an episode and couldn't get through it. Pretty lame. Might as well have been a searching for Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster show.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2014 #24 of 102
    jgickler

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    It would be interesting if they talked about some of the natural or non-treasure related theories for Oak Island. The really interesting one I had seen was basically a viking ship turned on end. But I'm sure that Shakespeare's lost plays or the ark or the covenant are more exciting then a viking ship, even if it is a much more reasonable explanation.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2014 #25 of 102
    SoupMan

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    I came to the same conclusion after watching the first episode and deleted the season pass. I did check the wikipedia page first to make sure I wasn't going to miss anything. :)
     
  6. Jan 29, 2014 #26 of 102
    efilippi

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    I'd given up but looked at the most recent one last night, figuring they would have gotten past the bits where the lady was mourning her long dead son/husband/whatever. Starts with them ready to drain the swamp, some action! Off and on fast forward to get past all the baloney bits and then the start the pumps, in the last 20 seconds of the show. What a waste.

    History channel was good when it was all about Hitler.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2014 #27 of 102
    LifeIsABeach

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    I am watching because I have always been fascinated by Oak Island (years ago I read the same article the brothers did, but never quite got obsessed like they did). At the end of the last episode it said, "On the next episode", but I don't see anything listed on my TiVo. Has the show been cancelled? Taking a hiatus for Super Bowl Sunday?
     
  8. Jan 29, 2014 #28 of 102
    zordude

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    Guide data screw up this week.

    The re-run at 5pm eastern (episode 3) was labeled as Episode 4 and marked NEW. If you use TiVo this was recorded as the first airing of Ep 4.

    The correct episode 4 ran at 10pm eastern, the normal broadcast time.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2014 #29 of 102
    tiassa

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    Yeah, I got caught by that. I picked up the episode from On Demand.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2014 #30 of 102
    Carlucci

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    Episode 4:

    Ok, so now are we finally getting somewhere? I thought it was pretty great that the dude predicted the location of another stone based on some crazy code hidden in the works of Shakespeare, and they did in fact find a stone within a reasonable distance. Sure, it's probably just a coincidence, but it was enough to redeem that episode, at least.

    Now we're getting ready to see if the "vault" does in fact lie in the other spot he predicted, and the metal detector/metal probing seems to indicate that something is there, which of course, will waste the entire episode before they end with another cliffhanger.

    Still not happy with the format. Oak Island is just begging for a "Final Report" type treatment. That NatGeo show was amazing for cutting through the crap and dealing only in facts.

    Also, does anyone else think Marty Lagina looks exactly like Dustin Hoffman and Elliot Gould had a baby?
     
  11. Jan 29, 2014 #31 of 102
    Donbadabon

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    Ugh. So true.

    This and the constant narration of "Could the treasure be xxxxx", with no resolution to the questions is very annoying.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2014 #32 of 102
    Carlucci

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    Episode 5: (Season Finale)

    I watched 5 episodes of TCoOI and all I got was a lousy Spanish coin. But, (and you'll never believe this) the brothers who spent a small fortune on acquiring the rights to the island, and invested in technology and resources to further excavate and explore, took a tense, suspenseful vote at the end have decided to KEEP LOOKING. Why, it's almost as if a cable network was giving them money to broadcast their search.

    The skeptic in me says that coin was planted. And if I'm ever in the market for underground metal detection services, I'm certainly not hiring that firm, whose detector gave a huge false-positive signal, that led to nothing but some stones. But it's the island, you see, playing its usual tricks on the would-be treasure finders.

    When it was all done, it took 5 hours to show what could have been contained in a half-hour documentary. If it weren't for the teaching opportunities it provided for my daughter, it would have been a complete waste of time.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2014 #33 of 102
    Donbadabon

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    ^^^ I agree with everything you said.

    I didn't realize it was the season finale. Ugh.

    Not sure why the diver went with Nitrox. Nitrox ( a nitrogen/oxygen mix ) is used to decrease decompression times when diving and give you longer bottom times. I don't see any advantage when submerged in 1 foot of muck.

    As much as this show annoys me, I can't stop watching.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2014 #34 of 102
    JMikeD

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    Yeah. Pretty disappointing. My hopes dimmed when they got the Scandinavian guy on there with his wild theories. Cancelled wishlist entry.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2014 #35 of 102
    mrdbdigital

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    I don't understand why someone doesn't just put a concrete caisson around the whole site and just dig it out. You could use something along the lines of the machine they used to dig and pour the walls on the Big Dig in Boston to just build a wall around the whole site and just excavate it, once and for all.

    These guys have already reportedly poured over 2 million dollars in this site. Probably would have gone a long way toward the above.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2014 #36 of 102
    Carlucci

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    Heck, I would have settled for a good old-fashioned sandbag barricade around the rather small targeted section of the swamp and pumping or even bailing the water out of there. It wasn't that deep.

    But I guess it's more dramatic to have a diver scooping out the muck instead of letting us see what's (not) really down there.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2014 #37 of 102
    cannonz

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    I suspected plant too, and don't forget $300,000 or what ever the uber detector cost and gave false positive.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2014 #38 of 102
    zordude

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    You mean PVC pipe and copper wire? Should have cost about $12.50 :)
     
  19. Feb 11, 2014 #39 of 102
    fylcsm

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    I was stunned by that too.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2014 #40 of 102
    tiassa

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    The thing that annoyed me is that they were all over the place, pumping the water out of hole 10X, diving offshore, fraining the swamp, they never reached a conclusion with any of those projects, really.

    I agree that barricading off the area of the swamp around the suspteced "metal hit" and bailing or pumping it out makes a lot more sense than "diving" in it.

    The scanner was several microphone like things attached to the PVC pipe frame, presumably to measure the reflected sounds. Still trying to figure out what caued the hit and where/why it got moved.

    I didn't really like what they did, but I'm a sucker for the story --if they do a sequel, I'll probably watch
     

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