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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby nocera on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:18 am

I'm not sure I like the new visual style of the show. It's way more cinematic and way less documentary than it has been in the past. The physical confrontation seemed genuine to me, but I'm sure the producers told Johnathan to bring up his beef with Keith at the weird captain's party (which is completely staged). Why do they meet outdoors or in a shipwreck now? They used to just meet at the bar and have a shot. Another thing that was completely set-up by the show was the two Jakes switching boats.

Still, I'm glad it's back.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Admin on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am

nocera wrote:I'm not sure I like the new visual style of the show.

The quick cuts at the beginning were making me nauseous. :thumbdown:
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:09 pm

This week's episode was full of "boring".
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby relantel on Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:59 am

So it seems that Capt Phil was there for all of King Crab 09 if I read the CM site correctly, that the fill-in skipper was to fill out the Opilio season.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Pitts on Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:03 pm

nocera wrote:I'm not sure I like the new visual style of the show. It's way more cinematic and way less documentary than it has been in the past. The physical confrontation seemed genuine to me, but I'm sure the producers told Johnathan to bring up his beef with Keith at the weird captain's party (which is completely staged). Why do they meet outdoors or in a shipwreck now? They used to just meet at the bar and have a shot. Another thing that was completely set-up by the show was the two Jakes switching boats.

Still, I'm glad it's back.

It's a "reality" show. If they didn't stage things, there would be no drama.

It's the same reason they have an inept and confrontational "shop manager" on LA Ink. In "reality" she would have been charcoal-canned weeks ago.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby JeffDFD on Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 pm

relantel wrote:So it seems that Capt Phil was there for all of King Crab 09 if I read the CM site correctly, that the fill-in skipper was to fill out the Opilio season.


From what I understood, his "downfall" started while they were offloading. So it could have been in between seasons...or maybe it ended their season. We will see I guess
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:08 am

Is it possible for a show about fishing to jump the shark?

If so DC has done it. Another bad episode last night.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby the wicked child on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:13 pm

Can't argue with the assessment... boooooorrrrring.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby nocera on Wed May 05, 2010 3:35 am

Wait, so they spent 5 seasons hammering home how dangerous "the vast Bering Sea" is. How if you sink, the chance of survival is very little. Every season, they run down the death total, feature ominous shots of the Bering Sea, Mike Rowe tells us how cold it is and how you can only last X amount of time in the water unprotected. And then in season 6 they go and purposefully put two men in the water? You're trying to tell me there wasn't a better way to do that? Everything about this season has felt staged and melodramatic.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Wed May 05, 2010 9:24 am

Ditto. This season has seemed very staged.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby llipgh2 on Wed May 05, 2010 9:37 am

I agree as well. I find myself actually turning off episodes, something I've never done before.

I will end up watching them at some point, but honestly, if I don't no great loss.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby JeffDFD on Wed May 05, 2010 12:29 pm

Eh, obviously the whole switch kids and then put them in the water and switch back was staged, but whatever. As far as the "danger" and how they always talk about not surviving in the water...I dont know how it works but it seems it was a different time of year in warmer waters, no storms, generally calm seas where this all took place. And you can bet there were probably discovery boats or whatever in the water just in case. There was probably very little danger to either kid, but I dont think the "deadly cold water" was in play really.

I havent watched every season so this season does not seem as bad to me - but it is the same story every year pretty much so maybe you guys that watch every year are just growing tired of it. More of the stuff is obviously staged - like when the one guy who lost someone at sea wouldnt talk to anyone and then the cameras are there when his nephew reaches out awkwardly to talk about it and he spills the story. But without teh more staged stuff then there wouldnt be any transition or flow to insert anything new besides baiting and pulling pots - which can only last so many seasons.

I do miss the little CGI scenes they had in like season one showing how things worked - it broke up things a bit, but there isnt much opportunity to do that anymore because they already have done it - so if they want to do something like that they need a new scenario - and we saw a new CGI scene when they traded kids in the water...which was staged.

It is what it is and its still a good watch when nothing else is on.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby the wicked child on Thu May 06, 2010 7:52 pm

Yawn city. So much feels staged at this point, and the actual fishing is stale. (I know, every season is the same thing; this one seems more boring somehow)
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Thu May 06, 2010 9:48 pm

It is like they half-assed the production.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby MWB on Fri May 07, 2010 8:24 am

llipgh2 wrote:I agree as well. I find myself actually turning off episodes, something I've never done before.

I will end up watching them at some point, but honestly, if I don't no great loss.


Yeah, I've been turning off episodes as well. Not really sure if I'll watch them or not.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Fri May 07, 2010 9:11 am

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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby pfim on Fri May 07, 2010 9:35 am

It hasn't been good, no. The Wizard is done with their season and I can't really remember one interesting thing that happened on the boat.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Admin on Fri May 07, 2010 10:32 am

The only interesting thing so far is that Russell finally starts working (on the 871 foot Kodiak...) and still gets canned.

Is there some reason we're told how long the boats are every single time they are mentioned? Will there be a quiz at some point?
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Fri May 07, 2010 10:36 am

Russell's quote "There is a thin line between being retired and being unemployed" is a classic.

I'd love to have it on a T-shirt or bumper sticker.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby pfim on Fri May 07, 2010 10:36 am

When I get into my vehicle, I always say "Meanwhile, on the 15 foot Chevy Blazer." Is that so weird?
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Admin on Fri May 07, 2010 11:26 am

pfim wrote:When I get into my vehicle, I always say "Meanwhile, on the 15 foot Chevy Blazer." Is that so weird?

Earth murderer. :lol:
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby pfim on Fri May 07, 2010 11:39 am

Admin wrote:
pfim wrote:When I get into my vehicle, I always say "Meanwhile, on the 15 foot Chevy Blazer." Is that so weird?

Earth murderer. :lol:


"The reported post is off-topic."
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Admin on Fri May 07, 2010 11:51 am

pfim wrote:
Admin wrote:
pfim wrote:When I get into my vehicle, I always say "Meanwhile, on the 15 foot Chevy Blazer." Is that so weird?

Earth murderer. :lol:

"The reported post is off-topic."

"Frivolous report closed. Warning to stop murdering Mother Earth given."
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby the wicked child on Fri May 07, 2010 7:23 pm

Damn. Russell was the only thing that kept that crew from falling apart and he still gets canned... rough.

(just finished watching the episode earlier)

I'm about to stop DVRing the new episodes... this is just depressing at this point.
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Re: Deadliest Catch

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Wed May 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Last night's episode was better. The Blue crab stuff was interesting.

Jake is a total *****.
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