Real-life sharks fascinate and strike fear in the hearts of many. But sharks in pop culture aren’t always scary (just most of the time).
Whether they are making people afraid to go in the water with a simple two-note theme music, living in Los Angeles and wanting to use their buckets of money to buy part of your weird company, or winning over America’s hearts with their unique dance moves during a Super Bowl halftime performance, these majestic toothy creatures have been frightening and captivating audiences for years.
In honor of TV’s greatest nature marathon Shark Week, click through our photo gallery above to see 10 of our favorite pop culture sharks based in awesomeness, of course. Because not all sharks are out to get you!