SHARK FEST 2015: NAT GEO WILD GETS IN ON THE ACTION WITH TWO NEW DOCS

SHARK WEEK 2015 Extra: Shark Fest – Shark Alley and United Sharks of America on Nat Geo Wild Pros: Shark Alley is an outstanding nature doc, and United Sharks is a commendably levelheaded and fact-based examination of American shark attacks Cons:  Not as slam bang a block of programming as what Discovery Channel typically provides Cashing in on the wild popularity of

A HIT AND A MISS AS SHARK WEEK 2015 STARTS TO WINDS DOWN

SHARK WEEK 2015: Night Six – Sharks of the Shadowland and Shark Clans on Discovery Channel   Pros: Sharks of the Shadowlands is captivating Cons: Lack of hard evidence hurts Shark Clans Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week typically begins with a bang, enticing viewers with the promise of huge aggressive sharks and lots of frantic underwater footage. The 2015 edition of

THE HYPOTHETICAL BEHEMOTH MAKES AN APPEARANCE (OR NOT): SHARK WEEK 2015: NIGHT FOUR

SHARK WEEK 2015: Night Four – Super Predator and Ninja Sharks on Discovery Channel Pros: A balanced mixture of science and sensationalism Cons: Neither of these really has the “punch” of some of this year’s other episodes Another night of Shark Week 2015, another mix of sensational and rational programming. Wednesday, July 8th saw the premiere of one of

SHOCK AND AWE IN EFFECT ON SHARK WEEK 2015: NIGHT THREE

SHARK WEEK 2015: Night Three – Bride of Jaws and Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba on Discovery Channel Pros: A further, rather suspenseful “monster hunt” documentary along with a genuinely fascinating survey of previously unexplored waters Cons: No big payoff in the search for “Joan of Shark,” though I’m not convinced that’s an altogether bad thing… After a lackluster

NO CGI SHARKS AND STILL COMPELLING VIEWING: SHARK WEEK 2015: NIGHT ONE

SHARK WEEK 2015: Night One – Shark Trek, Island of the Mega Shark, and Monster Mako Pros:  Factual information and a large amount of amazing footage Cons:  Nature documentaries are “dry,” right? Now in its 28th year of existence, Shark Week, Discovery Channel’s annual block of television shows devoted to the ocean’s most captivating predators, began on Sunday, July

THE AWARD-WINNING WORLD AT WAR IS STILL MUST-SEE TV 40 YEARS AFTER ITS FIRST BROADCAST

The World at War (2010 Blu-ray Set) Pros:  Better video quality, subtitles for deaf/hearing impaired viewers Cons: The restored version was reformatted for widescreen TVs. In 1971, a young British television producer named Jeremy Isaacs and a team of writers, directors, editors, and other production staff began work on  The World at War a 26-part documentary