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Expedition Great White

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Educational shark docu veers from thrills to tedium.

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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

It should be cancelled - unnecessary mistreatment of the sharks

This show glorifies the mishandling of these sharks unnecessarily for sensationa-listic purposes of the show. They are acting like cowboys out there while literally shewing off a legitimate long-term Mexican scientist who tags the sharks of Guadalupe on a regular basis without all the showmanship and drama created for this program. Lastly, there is a well known shark there by the name of Lucy who has been tagged by them and now -NOW- has a broken tail. This show has to stop and is certainly not a responsible display for any aged kid or adult.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This blend of outdoor excitement and educational TV will likely appeal to the armchair adventurer, looking for a few thrills when the scientists and cameramen dive into the water alongside the fearsome sharks. But that's only half of the show -- the rest of it provides some in-depth discussion about the lives of sharks, including what they eat, how they hunt, and where they mate.

Actor Paul Walker has signed on as a deckhand, to handle whatever grunt work needs to get done, but he plays a minor role in the show. The real stars are shark-expert Domeier, who shares his vast knowledge of the beasts, and of course the sharks themselves, which get plenty of screen time in stunning underwater photography. Still, after a while, the basic pattern of catch, tag and release, can start to seem repetitive; at it's heart, this show is watching fisherman at work, a job that is known for its long stretches of tedium.

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