BuzzLine: Sharks in the Media – Time for Change?

sharkWhat do you get when you add a splash of mystery, a good hook, and a tear-able villain that never sleeps? One of the longest running television events in history.

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you’ve either seen or heard about Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. It’s a full seven days dedicated to fueling American’s fascination of everything shark-related. The 27-year-old program delivers shows ranging from fiction “documentaries” to real-life footage of shark encounters and attracts a variety of people from curious children to thrill-seeking adults.

Shark Week isn’t the only event obsessing over our fish friends though. Recently “Sharknado 2: The Second One” aired on television and audiences around the globe watched as the U.S. experienced a fictional tornado filled with ravenous human-devouring sharks.

But why are we so consumed by these shark-themed programs? Is it the real-life threat lurking near our beaches, or the mystery of a species that has been characterized as a villain since the days of “Jaws”? Whatever it is, we love it and don’t want it to stop – but maybe it’s time for an update.

In lieu of Shark Week or “Sharknado,” tell us in six words, what animal-themed series or movie you would like to see on the big screen next year.

I would love to see:

Tidal Whales – The Wave of Terror


Ninja Sloths: When Stealthy Sloths Attack

The most creative answer will win a Starbucks gift card. It won’t stop a Sharknado, but it will give you a drink with enough caffeine to run from one!


About Melissa Mowery:

Melissa has a fresh perspective on the changing media environment. She complements this with her keen eye for strategic design and a passion for brand development. She is interested in the consumer and food and beverage practices and enjoys using all elements of the public relations industry to serve her clients. When not expressing her creativity in the professional world, she can be found pursuing her love of sailing and photography, with her black lab, Ellie, at her side.

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