So… We’re almost at the end of Shark Week 2021, but if you didn’t have over 40 hours of free time to watch all of it like I did (except for the “I Was Prey” nonsense and the clip show), let me recommend the shows you SHOULD watch to sink your teeth into and enjoy.
Mothersharker – Science heavy, excellent visuals with an Arizona connection.
Spawn of El Diablo – If you love Great Whites, this is a show you shouldn’t miss.
The Real Sharknado – Yeah, I know. But this is surprisingly science-heavy, and even I learned a couple things during this hour.
Tiger Queen – A Discovery+ exclusive, was a fantastic, science-driven show that really made my night.
Ninja Sharks 2: Mutants Rising – The second great entry in this series. Absolutely worth a watch.
Monster Sharks of Andros Island – Takes a sea monster legend and turns it into something else.
Mystery of the Black Demon Shark – Amazing visuals with a walk-through of the web of life off the Baja Peninsula that redeems its sketchy premise.
Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek – The best celebrity show of the week. William Shatner being very William Shatner with sharks.
Crikey – It’s Shark Week – A throwback to the Steve Irwin era of conservation communication. Especially good for the young ones.
Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week – A good review of shark reproduction with just a slight effervesence of raunch.
Great White Comeback – The second good Great White Show of the week. Watch this, and then Spawn of El Diablo to get a real feel for South Africa’s Great White’s in 2021, but you’ll need Discovery+.
Mechashark – Dumb premise, good show. Neat tech, interesting shark behavior.
Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week – Ugh. I hate that I’m recommending this, but I learned something from this show, so…