May 15 2008
I started watching the show “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel a couple weeks ago and I’m hooked. It is a reality show in the Bering Sea aboard 5 fishing boats with 5 different crews competing for the biggest catch of King and Opilio Crab.
These guys are out on the extremely dangerous Bering Sea almost all year fishing. You can imagine they are a rough bunch of guys, and are very entertaining. They are always fighting and yelling at each other, and always getting into danger. This is really inevitable with the high seas and dangerous winds that they must fish in. There has even been a death on the show.
“Deadliest Catch” has everything you want in a TV show and Discovery does a great job of getting you to really know the characters and get attached to them. You pull for the mistake-ridden “greenhorns,” get mad at the boat captain’s sons, and feel so happy and relieved when one of the men is plucked from the freezing Bering Sea in an emotional, exciting rescue.
The show is the top rated cable nonfiction series, has been nominated for numerous Emmys and other awards, and even has a book and video game coming out. I guarantee you will be hooked if you watch one episode from beginning to end.