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‘Shark Week’ off to a rough start

So I’m watching “Blood in the Water” as I’m writing this, Discovery’s “Shark Week” special dramatization of a series of shark attacks on the New Jersey shore in 1916 that inspired the story of “Jaws.” Good lord, it’s bad. The format is bizarre, a mix of re-enactments and “interviews” with actors portraying witnesses, and there’s a documentary-type narration on top of it all. There’s no flow, no consistent narrative thread . . . it’s a complete mess. Terrible acting, terrible… Read More »