- Aug 3, 2001
Agreed on all the Oak Island stuff. Have you tried World War II Gold? I prefer it to Civil War.
I agree -- it has been essential viewing for me since I discovered it, and the discoveries so far made do seem to show that someone was there doing something, although if the treasure is found to be a vault full of jewels I shall find it an anti-climax. The Templar conection is far more interesting, since they were people who had a good reason to escape Europe and may have had some significant things to hide. It doesn't surprise me that Bacon and the Masons also seem to have entered the frame, as they as well as the Templars were influenced by Middle Eastern esoteric groups, and may all have been privy to some kind of secret tradition.Hi all. Season 7 of The Curse of Oak Island starts on the History Channel on 5th November in the US.
It's one of mine and my wife's favourite shows to watch, despite the repetitive nature. We are both in agreement that it is down to the individuals that are involved with the investigation; Rick and Marty are such likeable guys. We love it when Dave's eyes light up at the mention of the word "Gold". We're always excited to see what "Bobby Dazzlers" and "Top Pocket Finds" Gary is going to find; The lead cross and its likeness to the carving in France is uncanny and still our favourite find.
In a recent discussion about the show we realised that in Season 6 it became a lot more of an archeology show rather than treasure hunting show. I think this is the best way for them to treat it. In my eyes the treasure is the archeology and discovering all the new secrets that are popping up. On many occasions we have said they need Tony Robinson and his team on the Island. I believe that this year is all about the swamp and what it is hiding; I definitely think that it is artificial.
We also think that the real treasure is long gone and spent by the former slave who seemed to make a lot of money for a simple cabbage farmer.
Though nowhere near as entertaining, we have recently watched The Curse of Civil War Gold. It shares the format of Oak Island but is about a hoard of Confederate Gold that is possibly on the bed of Lake Michigan. The hunt has taken the team all over the US though. Lots of Civil War intrigue and shady goings on. Marty Lagina is a producer on the show and is part funding their treasure hunt; Also sending his son Alex on the hunt along with Gary Drayton from time to time. The last episode of Season 2 left us with a massive cliff-hanger in regards to what they find on the bed of the Lake. If you can put up with the voice overs, recapping and the fact that there are a lot of dead-ends followed by the team it's another entertaining watch.
All the publicity for it states it is I think 8 episodes and then it actually ends very suddenly after episode 7! Checked American broadcasts and it’s the same. Perhaps THEY don’t want us to know the truth!Erm...Found it! Both me and the wife are enjoying it very much. Both of us are interested in WWII history, but had never heard of this before.
All the publicity for it states it is I think 8 episodes and then it actually ends very suddenly after episode 7! Checked American broadcasts and it’s the same. Perhaps THEY don’t want us to know the truth!
Sorry got my numbers wrong, add one to my comments. So it was advertised as nine but only eight were shown...
Yeah it all seems strange. I watched episode 8 and then was really confused the following week which is when I started to dig into it. He ending of episode 8 was not a typical series finale either.Ah the elusive 9th episode. Yes I saw that as well. It seems that this episode was shown in March of this year according to IMDB. I can't find any trace of it though.
One thing that hacks me off is they always take the advice of the latest expert they speak to, not the one with the most evidence, nope just the most recent one.
It’s good that there is a Fortean mystery and they have devoted time to it rather than just ten minutes in single episode. However, I think any treasure is long gone and they keep mentioning it themselves, a former slave living on the island suddenly gains unexpected wealth...
^ The post above this. (sorry Mark; no personal)
If there was anything there worth the dig, it is obviously well gone to the ages. Come on, guys.
Yeah it all seems strange. I watched episode 8 and then was really confused the following week which is when I started to dig into it. He ending of episode 8 was not a typical series finale either.
Yeah it’s the same with all these shows. Anything interesting and we would have heard about it. Although I too am a fan of this particular show.As I've noted before, I love The Oak Island Mystery and the TV show is equally interesting and irritating. However, they film over the summer. If they had discovered anything of significant value or importance then we would have heard about it in the news a few months ago. Which is why we know before the new season even starts that they haven't solved the "mystery".
Which may be why the producers are pushing it more towards an arcehological show with various "experts" and "theorists" thrown into to keep it tantalising.