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The Curse of Oak Island

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by CaptUSMCNole, May 5, 2020.

  1. CaptUSMCNole

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    Had a friend recommend this show. I like the story but not happy with the History Channel’s hyping of all this possible conspiracy theories about who might have been involved. Anyone seen all of them to say whether it is worth watching all the seasons to make it worth watching to the end?

    Please no spoilers. Thanks!
     
  2. ElimiGator

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    I quit watching after season 15 and I think by then they only found a handmade nail. ;)
     
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  3. mh2os

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    The two brothers who are behind the search read an article in Readers Digest back in the late 50's and were inspired by its tale of booby trap tunnels and possible buried treasure that always seemed just out of reach. I watch and enjoy the show because i'm an old guy who read that same article and found it fascinating. I enjoy the show not because i think they'll find anything, but because I enjoy seeing a couple of guys living out a dream.
     
  4. GatorRev

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    Next comes the major dig, a hole 80 to 100' diameter by 250' deep to recover the fabled money pit.
    My guess is that there is nothing down there worth finding.
    Yes, I have seen all the episodes.
     
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  5. Gatorhead

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    I have watched all 7 seasons Captain. You pretty much address the main criticism of the show so I am not giving anything away, but yes its bitingly frustrating having to sit through too many hours of whacko vs real "Boots on the Ground / Shovels digging".

    If you can deal with the whacomoles it is a fascinating story and program. The main cast of characters are entertaining in my opinion.

    BTW Cap - There is a cool Reddit called "Crown Time Oak Island" -
    I'm Patch267 if u go their. There are some FASCINATING historical documents that are available on that site if you want to pursue the story.
     
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  6. CaptUSMCNole

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    I’ll have to check that out. Thanks!
     
  7. kes

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    I have seen them all. They state that it is as much a hunt for info as well as a treasure hunt. I think it has grown more interesting since I no longer expect them to find gold in every episode. Yes they hype it but who doesn’t? The history/ mystery they uncover gets pretty fascinating. My 2 cents.
     
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  8. arminius

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    The "Ancient Aliens" guy opens up a donut shop on the island, serves only American coffee. The Canadians are pissed.
     
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  9. oldgatorman

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    Oak Island has faded. They started looking for treasure. Now, having found nothing, the tout is a quest to solve the "mystery." Presumably that is as important as finding treasure. It is almost a declaraton of defeat to me, a desperate attempt to continue the interest even though finding a treasure seems to be becoming more and more unlikely. The latest conversation is about digging a really big hole, really big where they will presumably find treasure. It will be very expensive, but what they have already done is almost prohibitively expensive.

    As you can see I have gone from really liking that show to a casual sometimes interest.
     
  10. Gator515151

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    I haven't watched a History Chanel series since they took Rocket City Rednecks off the air. I loved this show.
     
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  11. g8rtrucker

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    I have thought all along that the answer was to dig a REALLY big hole. It looks like that is their season 8 effort
     
  12. Gatorrick22

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    I saw a few episodes and got bored to death. Never went back.
     
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  13. oldgatorman

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    Understandable.