Sharknado Becomes Social Media Hit
Thanks to Twitter, we are now all Mystery Science Theater 3000
â€œSharknado,â€ Syfyâ€™s latest shlocky made-for-TV guilty pleasure, hit social media Thursday night like, well, a swirling cyclone of bloodthirsty fish.
The latest offering from the minds who brought us â€œDinoshark,â€ â€œSharktopusâ€ and â€œMega Shark Versus Crocosaurus,â€ â€œSharknadoâ€ also benefited from the presence of at least two past-their-prime actors, starlet-turned-party-girl Tara Reid and â€œBeverly Hills 90210â€™sâ€ resident bro, Ian Zeiring. And, well, itâ€™s the summer and there isnâ€™t much else on.
The combination of an absurd yet self-evident premise, a clumsy portmanteau title, visual effects that would leave Ed Wood embarrassed, and D-list stars proved to be the perfect storm for Twitter snarking, with seemingly everyone—or at least seemingly everyone related somehow to the media industry—weighing in on the campy spectacle.