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    During April I started watching this show and got hooked. It's just a really good reality show. I mean, I can't imagine doing what they do, and it's so risky! And when the seas are choppy the waves are so huge! Yet they keep on working.

    I find myself getting really excited when they get a lot of crabs out of a pot. As for boats, I like the Northwestern.
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    I've been watching since the first season and love it even more every season. My favorite boats... Tie for 1st favorite between the Cornelia Marie and the Northwestern. And the Time Bandits is a close second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    I've been watching since the first season and love it even more every season. My favorite boats... Tie for 1st favorite between the Cornelia Marie and the Northwestern. And the Time Bandits is a close second.
    Mine too! It's interesting watching the interpersonal dynamics on each boat play out. For instance: How Capt. Phil and his sons get along on the Cornelia Marie; or how the Northwestern's greenhorn, Jake, is trying to learn the ropes from the deck boss, Edgar (Capt. Sig's brother), while that other deck hand, Matt, is seething with resentment over what he perceives as Jake's "kissing up" to Edgar. Not to mention how Johnathan's son jumped ship over on the Time Bandit to take care of his wife and newborn son, rather than stay in the family business.
    Almost like a seagoing soap opera, don't you think? :P

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    I can personally attest to the weather shown on the show, I've been at sea in the areas that the show features in a vessel of similar size. One of the funnier aspects was how when I first got off the ship I zigzagged down the pier as if we were still fighting the waves, entirely subconciously.

    Out at the end of the Aluetions is Adak Island, which has the weirdest National Forest in the US, all the trees are about six feet high and at about a thirty degree angle to the ground from the constant wind.
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    Your not kidding. I actually clapped when Phil finally found some king crab after almost pulling up blanks in all the pots on his first trip out. I was a little mad when no one would answer him when he called out for advice on where some crab was. Phils kids... there ok but they still have to learn respect for there dad skill and $$$ wise.

    As for the northwestern with Jake... He's a young kid who seems to have a passion for the job and wants to learn. I was the same way with him when I started working as a longshoreman. I wanted to learn everything and try as much as I could. Matt has some serious emotional problems... Jakes a kid and probably can be a little annoying but, what Matts pulled... his actions wern't justified.

    The Time Bandit is an emotional favorite for me after he saved that guy that fell off the ship last season. It sucks his kid bailed out and doesn't want to continue the family business. But I guess it's not for everyone... even family of those that do it for a living.

    This season has been great and hopefully there wont be anymore lives lost and it will end good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    I've been watching since the first season and love it even more every season. My favorite boats... Tie for 1st favorite between the Cornelia Marie and the Northwestern. And the Time Bandits is a close second.
    Mine too! It's interesting watching the interpersonal dynamics on each boat play out. For instance: How Capt. Phil and his sons get along on the Cornelia Marie; or how the Northwestern's greenhorn, Jake, is trying to learn the ropes from the deck boss, Edgar (Capt. Sig's brother), while that other deck hand, Matt, is seething with resentment over what he perceives as Jake's "kissing up" to Edgar. Not to mention how Johnathan's son jumped ship over on the Time Bandit to take care of his wife and newborn son, rather than stay in the family business.
    Almost like a seagoing soap opera, don't you think? :P

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    I actually haven't seen seasons 1 or 2, but I have seen seasons 3 and what's been aired of 4. But there's a marathon today that's showing the best of both seasons 1 and 2, and I want to see it because I'm really curious about the beginning of this show.

    It's weird but it is like a soap opera. People ask me why I like to watch a show about crab fishing, but it's more than that. You see how people interact with each other when pushed to their limits, and when there's so much on the line. There's a lot of interesting things going on and a lot of suspense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoTeamGirl View Post
    I actually haven't seen seasons 1 or 2, but I have seen seasons 3 and what's been aired of 4. But there's a marathon today that's showing the best of both seasons 1 and 2, and I want to see it because I'm really curious about the beginning of this show.

    It's weird but it is like a soap opera. People ask me why I like to watch a show about crab fishing, but it's more than that. You see how people interact with each other when pushed to their limits, and when there's so much on the line. There's a lot of interesting things going on and a lot of suspense.
    Exactly! When you come right down to it, it's basically about people - in this case, people who risk their lives in inclement weather fishing for crab. It's all about the human factor, with its moments of comedy and drama - that's what makes shows like "Deadliest Catch" compelling television.

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    I just saw the best of seasons 1 and 2. It's interesting-in season 1 the only boats I recognized was the Northwestern and the Time Bandit (I think), at least for the first half. Most of the boats were ones I'd never heard of.

    And I never knew the guy from Dirty Jobs was the narrator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoTeamGirl View Post
    I just saw the best of seasons 1 and 2. It's interesting-in season 1 the only boats I recognized was the Northwestern and the Time Bandit (I think), at least for the first half. Most of the boats were ones I'd never heard of.

    And I never knew the guy from Dirty Jobs was the narrator.
    Yeah, few boats have gone through all the seasons... If you didn't see them say, there's really no extra room for the camera men on the boats so, they have to sleep anywhere they can. I guess some boats can deal with it and some can't. I think Mike Rowes been doing a good job narrating in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GoTeamGirl View Post
    I just saw the best of seasons 1 and 2. It's interesting-in season 1 the only boats I recognized was the Northwestern and the Time Bandit (I think), at least for the first half. Most of the boats were ones I'd never heard of.

    And I never knew the guy from Dirty Jobs was the narrator.
    Yeah, few boats have gone through all the seasons... If you didn't see them say, there's really no extra room for the camera men on the boats so, they have to sleep anywhere they can. I guess some boats can deal with it and some can't. I think Mike Rowes been doing a good job narrating in my book.
    Yes, Mike Rowe has an excellent voice for narration work. He could make a whole career out of that if he wanted to. (Personally, I'd rather narrate than do what he does on "Dirty Jobs." There isn't enough money in the world to pay me for working the jobs he has on that show, even for just one day. Yecch!)

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