Sharknado, a film about a shark-filled tornado hitting Los Angeles, starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering was really popular on Twitter — and in our hearts, of course. But was it popular on TV?
How could it fail? In addition to the sterling cast, we also got Kevin McCallister’s dad from Home Alone giving us his classic “I’m concerned about this” face. We had Ian Ziering saying lines like, “It’s flooding here. Not the plumbing…the OCEAN” and “We can’t just sit here and let sharks rain down on us.” And Tara Reid said things like, “Tornado’s heading towards the airport, we need to destroy it before it gets here.”
A previous shark movie (Swamp Shark) that also aired on Syfy drew in 2.2 million views. Our dear old Sharknando got 1.4. (Stats from Los Angeles Times.) And how is Tara Reid, Team Tara, and Ian Ziering coping?
Denial. Ian Ziering has been tweeting:
#LiveTweetingSharknado when I read this scipt [sic] I thought, chainsawing out of a shark, repelling, guns, sharks, tornadoes, I’ve gotta do this
#LiveTweetingSharknado Asylum, give the peope [sic] what they want, Sharknado 2!
#LiveTweetingSharknado I cant [sic] believe how this movie is blowing up ALL social media. Working with @Chippendales tonight, seeing it tomorrow.
“@MelBusler3: Superman wears @IanZiering pajamas #sharknado” Now that’s funny! Thanks Mel.
After seeing myself in a wetsuit at 207lbs I’m suprised [sic] I didn’t get eatin [sic] first.. #lardandincharge.
Yesterday, Tara tweeted:
I actually can’t wait for @sharknado it might be even better then snakes on a plane !!! Lol ;) I hope you will have as much fun as I had
She hasn’t tweeted about it since.
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