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Old 08-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Shark Week - Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine

I was really into this "documentary" last night. Watched it for a good hour before having to go to bed. Of course it had me all freaked out cause this is Discovery Channel, so this must be true information I just watched.

Not so fast:
http://www.inquisitr.com/1403972/sub...don-treatment/

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainmen...-week-premiere

...And more...

It is a mockumentary or a fakeumentary or whatever you want to call it - it is a crock of BS! What kind of nonsense is this Discover Channel? Shameful.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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I was really into this "documentary" last night. Watched it for a good hour before having to go to bed. Of course it had me all freaked out cause this is Discovery Channel, so this must be true information I just watched.

Not so fast:
http://www.inquisitr.com/1403972/sub...don-treatment/

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainmen...-week-premiere

...And more...

It is a mockumentary or a fakeumentary or whatever you want to call it - it is a crock of BS! What kind of nonsense is this Discover Channel? Shameful.
The Megalodon one they did last year was a total joke. It's a disservice to have these fake documentaries that many people will think are real. The problem is that their ratings are the highest they have ever been so I doubt that they are going to stop anytime soon.

http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/shar...ry-1201280268/

The first night of Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” lineup broke ratings records, delivering the highest viewership in the fin-friendly block’s 27-year history during its Aug. 10 broadcast.

The night pulled a 2.27 rating in adults 25-54, averaging 3.64 total viewers overall to secure the network’s 13th highest-rated primetime evening ever. The biggest year over year gains came courtesy of female viewers age 25-54, with that demo increasing by 18%.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM   #3
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This is really pathetic. They are lying to scientists to get them to appear in their documentaries and are getting answers to completely different questions that they appear to be asking on the shows.

http://io9.com/shark-week-lied-to-sc...in-1619280737?

Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" is misleading the public again this year with several documentaries. So why are scientists allowing themselves to be featured in these pseudoscience disasters? There's a simple reason: Shark Week producers have been lying to them.

Jonathan Davis, who now works for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, was studying the bull sharks in the Gulf of Mexico for his Masters research when he was approached by a Shark Week film crew. "They were interested in the sharks in Louisiana, and I was the person doing the research there," Davis says. He agreed to take the film crew into the field, but quickly became concerned by their refusal to answer his questions.

He said:

I asked a few of the crew members, including the producer, what the show was going to be about. I never got a straight answer and the producer seemed to avoid the question. I was just told it would be combined with some other filming to make one show about Louisiana shark research.
Davis was shocked to find that his interview aired during a 2013 Shark Week special called Voodoo Shark, which was about a mythical monster shark called "Rooken" that lived in the Bayous of Louisiana. The "other filming" his interview was combined with featured a Bayou fishermen, and the clips were edited together to make it seem like a race between his team of researchers and the fishermen to see who could catch the mythical voodoo shark faster. In reality, Davis was barely asked about the voodoo shark at all. His answers from unrelated questions were edited together to make it seem like he believed in its existence and was searching for it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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They got me too.

In fact, they still have my wife. We watched a bit of it Sunday night but it was late so I DVR'ed the rest. I musty have been tired Sunday and not thinking right because within seconds of watching it last night I said "This isn't real". I watched it all and stuck with it but shaking my head the whole time. My wife kept asking how I knew if was fake and saying it seemed real to her.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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The footage of the guy getting pushed out to sea and the girl holding on to the buoy then getting sucked under looked frighteningly real.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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I have watched Shark Week in at least 15 years. Now I'm really glad I've avoided it. I'd rather watch Sharknado Week.
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