06:43 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 08/12/2014 05:30PM
Sunday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of the awesome might of these elegant creatures of the sea.
But while Shark Week focuses largely on real sharks (well, real-ish) we wanted to commemorate the sharks that we enjoy the other 51 weeks of the year – the friendly and fearsome sharks that fill up our popular culture. Which pop-culture shark is best? And, just as crucially, which pop-culture shark is worst?
We'd write more, but like a shark, this post needs to constantly move forward or else it dies. Onto the list, below!
Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:00AM
It doesn't really matter what else happened in the world Wednesday night, because the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One took place.
The so-bad-it's-good SyFy Original returned to showcase airborne sharks imperiling Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and a small army of celebs in cameo roles.
Sharknado 2: The Second One is officially the channel's most watched Original: 3.9 million viewers tuned in Wednesday night for the mayhem.
And the film absolutely took over Twitter: It delivered an estimated 1 billion impressions, and held all 10 trending topic slots at one point. There were more mentions of Sharknado on Twitter than #MileyCyrus during the 2013 VMAs, #kimye on that fateful wedding day, and #transformers4, #thelegomovie, #godzillamovie and #22jumpstreet on each of those film's respective premiere dates.
Below are our favorite reactions to the TV movie. Please feel free to add your own comments, or take to Twitter using the hashtag "#Sharknado2TheSecondOne."
Originally posted 07/22/2014 07:40PM
While fans gear up for Sharknado 2: The Second One, Ian Ziering says he's still surprised that the original film became such a hit in the first place.
"Like everyone else out there that's seen Sharknado, I didn't think it was the greatest movie ever," a candid Ziering tells PEOPLE. "But what I was so scared of – people have embraced."
Originally posted 07/11/2014 01:40PM
Ah, summer – the time when we can all relax, kick back and thank the heavens that the horrifying weather of last winter is but a fading memory. Goodbye, polar vortex!
Originally posted 07/02/2014 11:40AM
In this clip from the forthcoming Syfy original movie, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Ian Ziering and Mark McGrath face down a threat considerably more dangerous than a panhandler or persistent busker – a massive shark.
Originally posted 02/25/2014 03:15PM
After enduring several major snowstorms this winter, New York City is now facing a new severe weather alert – a hail of man-eating sharks!
Sharknado 2: The Second One shot on location in Times Square, and its star, Ian Ziering, treated onlookers Monday to a glimpse of his celebrated chainsaw skills. (In the first TV movie, Ziering, 49, memorably sawed himself out of a shark's belly.)
Although the first Sharknado was a ratings disappointment, it did prove to be a social-media hit, generating up to 5,000 Tweets a minute during the broadcast.
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