It's officially August, which means Discovery Channel's Shark Week is here to remind you that your cousin's wedding, a fantasy football draft, and an over-hyped neighborhood barbecue are all that stand between you and the end of summer. Yay.
Personally, it always feels like I always enjoy the idea of Shark Week more than I actually enjoy Shark Week itself. But, that could be because I'm not armed with a bong and a bag of Cheetos, ready to melt into a sofa I swiped from someone else's curb on bulk trash day.
But, if you still haven't come down off your Sharknado high from last month, do yourself a favor and cram for this year's Shark Week with the trailers, TV listings, articles, and infographics below. Consider it your Shark Week cheat sheet. Happy shark week-ing, you guys.
- Discovery has an online hub for all of your Shark Week needs, like merchandise and TV listings.
- Rules for the unofficial Shark Week Drinking Game because, bros. If you can't be smart, be safe, people.
- Here's the hilarious Snuffy the Seal ad that has garned 1.5 million views on YouTube since its release in late June. SPOILER ALERT: Things don't end happily ever after for Snuffy.
- This year, there's a shark-themed late night show. Yes, Tara Reid will be a guest.
- Shark Week kicked off with a mockumentary about Megalodon, the mythical giant shark.
- Speaking of Tara Reid, Discovery expects Sharknado to have a positive effect on Shark Week's numbers.
- The made-for-TV phenomenon also might influence future Shark Weeks.
- Oh, and Sharknado merchandising is officially a thing, so get ready to retire your Angry Birds tote bag.
- Shark Week drink specials in Philly? Yup. Also, there's a Sharknado-themed dinner at La Calaca Feliz on Wednesday.
- Below, you'll find the trailer for Shark Pool, which definitely isn't real.
- Below, you'll find the trailer for Ghost Shark, which definitely is real and features the Ghost Shark attacking someone in a pool.
- And, finally, below is a timeline of the history of Shark Week courtesy of Lemon.ly.