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So, I can no longer say I haven’t seen Sharknado. My reactions are on our Twitter (see? paying dividends already!), but the short version: I liked it.  I know better than to expect competent filmmaking from The Asylum, but unlike other of their films, they kept the sharks coming, which is the very least I demand from Finema.  And I’ll give props once again to Cassie Scerbo as Nova, who brought an impressive level of commitment to the role of Gratuitous Badass Bikini Chick.

Plus, Robbie “Cousin Oliver” Rist!

It’s no Deep Blue Sea, which is the Watchmen of Finema, but I don’t regret having watched it, which is the highest compliment I can pay The Asylum.

Today’s strip is an example of where I think Finema can go, in the hands of some visionary filmmaker.  With or without Nicolas Cage.  But preferably with.

Synchronicitously, it’s Shark Week!  Grab some chum-flavored popcorn and pull up a chair for Lair Of The Mega-Shark, Shark-a-Geddon, and something called Shark After Dark.  If some of these titles sound a bit SyFy to you, or if you just think Shark Week has jumped…well, you know, some clever redditors have been curating an “Alternative Shark Week,” providing content that’s a little heavier on the information, and a little lighter on speculations on whether alien sharks built the pyramids.

Me, I still refuse to accept that Air Jaws is anything other than the story of a bunch of adorable baby sharks who save Christmas.