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.