The Curse of Oak Island is one of the most popular reality TV shows, it started to air on January 5, 2014, and it has been extremely successful ever since then. There is the reason behind this massive popularity, though. So many books have been published about this island, and the writers of these books talked about different theories, trying to explain the historical events that had happened on the island itself. Some books are about the history of Oak Island and how that is connected to the history of the world, whereas some others talk about the treasure. It was 1863 when the first book saw the light of the day, but after that many have been written, and until today, we have had at least fifty books about the island.
When The Curse of Oak Island debuted two years ago, many people became interested in this location and its secrets. Rick and Marty Lagina are the majority owners of the island as they purchased the property ten years ago. The viewers are watching Rick and Marty as they try to find the treasure and artifacts of importance, which are supposedly hidden somewhere on the island. In addition to that, the viewers have a chance to hear numerous theories about the treasure and its history – whose treasure it is, where it is buried, etc.
Some of the famous people that were interested in Oak Island and its treasure are Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Vincent Astor, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd Jr. and even the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt himself was trying to unveil the secrets of the island. These names certainly add importance to the quest of finding the treasure. However, some people that watch the show have some negative comments and they believe that there is not much work done.
Viewer Reviews on IMDb state: “Great mystery, pathetic show,” “When it’s all said and done, a lot more gets said than done,” or “Never have so many done so little with so much time!”
You can agree or disagree with these statements and what these people are mad about is that during the one-hour episode, only a small piece of information which is relevant is revealed and these fans believe that this can be done in five or ten minutes. The progress is slow, and Rick and Marty plan to do something for a long time, but once they do it, usually nothing is found. The viewers want the Lagina brothers to be successful and find something new about Oak Island, something nobody has found before. However, this doesn’t happen, and even the most fanatic mystery lovers are starting to lose hope.
So if nothing valuable is being discovered, when will this show end? We cannot tell, but the Season 4 is on the way, and it is aired on cable. Nova Scotia Business Inc. approved $1,271,546 for film funding to produce Season 4 and despite the negative comments, The Curse of Oak Island is still largely popular. Exactly 2.53 million viewers saw Episode 1 of the first season, whereas the first one in the third season was watched by 2.26 million. Season three finale had 2.62 million, and we will let the numbers speak for themselves, but there has been some ups and downs, depending on the episode. According to TV-Recaps-Reviews, The Curse of Oak Island was the highest rated show on cable TV on December 7, 2016.
Celebrity Net Worth lists Marty’s and Rick’s net worth as $100 and $2 million respectively. Marty is a successful engineer who sold his company called Terra Energy for $58 million, after which he launched Heritage Sustainable that produces wind turbines. Currently, this company is working on a project for Missaukee, Michigan and they are building 60 turbines. On the other hand, Rick is retired postal worker and his Oak Island obsession started when he was an 11-year-old boy.
According to the Internet comments, many fans have lost interest in the show, and they believe that it should be finished. Nevertheless, we hope that Rick and Marty will find something soon.