Shark Week’s 25 Best Bites

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm, Dis­cov­ery In case you haven’t no­ticed, it’s the Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel’s an­nual Shark Week, and if, ahem, quick bites are all you’re af­ter, you’ve come to the right place. In this teacup-shal­low doc­u­men­tary, videog­ra­phers high-five each other and yell their plea­sure at catch­ing vi­sion of sharks fly­ing up into the air to snarf down liv­ing crea­tures. There is no ecol­ogy an­gle, no save the sharks men­tal­ity, no tally of dead and in­jured swim­mers, just th­ese ma­jes­tic crea­tures tricked into baring their over­bites for the cam­eras and per­form­ing like seals for the amuse­ment of ya­hoo­ing yokels in boats. Nar­row es­capes, wind of the jaws, that kind of thing. Hey, this is the 25th an­niver­sary of Shark Week, which be­gan in 1988. Time to party, right? If they say so.

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