DATELINE: Revising the Original Review
Unlike a bad penny, the Oak Island treasure never turns up.
When last we reviewed Curse of Oak Island, we were in a less than kind mood. The onerous tones of the opening remain, telling us that six men have died searching for the pirate treasure in Nova Scotia. And legend insists that a seventh will die.
We now suspect the seventh victim will be the audience, dying of old age.
Yes, the show remains intriguing. We feel like an addict, called back to the bad stuff by enabler Rick Lagina.
The best parts of the show always are the detective work, often leading nowhere. Don’t let that stop you. But most of all, we enjoy the old-timers who were there 50 or 60 years ago—and still are caught up.
Dan Blankenship is now 93 years old, but is spry, witty, and the best part of the series. He lives on Oak Island and brings a unique perspective to the American searchers.
The Lagina brothers have always been smarmy, but this season Rick is overdone by his younger sibling. Once a tightwad, Lagina is now prepared to dump millions into digging up the money pit.
The show must be reaping more revenue than we suspected. The real treasure is cable TV ratings.
We must confess we are hooked. Bring on the snake oil. Show us another murky video of gold glimmering 150 below the surface. We have signed on for another season, enjoying it like a return to boyhood.