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Why I love the Deadliest Catch

Updated on July 28, 2011
I love this show.
I love this show. | Source
Freddy Maugatai
Freddy Maugatai | Source


The deadliest catch is reality TV at it's finest.

It just can't get any more real than this show.

I have been a fan since The Discovery Channel aired it April of 2005 and I actually met one of the guys from the show while I was playing Texas hold em in the 10K buy in main event 2009.

It just so happens that he was a smoker and on every break for the entire day he would go to the same place as me for his breaks, his name is Freddy Maugatai,at the time he was on the late Phil Harris's boat, the Cornelia Marie but he is now on deck with Keith Colburn's boat, The Wizard.

Freddy is a down to earth person and very nice, we would talk all 15 minutes of every break about the show, needless to say he didn't have to do that for a fan but he did, he is one of a hundred reasons why I love the deadliest catch.

There is so much that goes into making a show like The deadliest catch.

I don't think the average viewer ever really stops to think about it.

I'll start with the TV Production crew or camera men.

  • They are risking their life
  • They have to do it all
  • Videos
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • It is hard to just keep the gear running
  • Its the bearing sea
  • If you go overboard you die
  • Most of the crew, they are filming don't even want them there
  • Keith Colburn shoved a cameraman down the whole boat over coffee

Then as the years go by

  • It seems like every year someone dies
  • It is alway a gamble on whether they even make any money
  • The show make you feel like you are part of the crew
  • There is always that one wave.....
  • it is suspensfull
  • it is un-predictable
  • it is reality tv at it's best

I'm already looking forward to next year

As a fan of the show, I am glad that they had that laid Phil Harris ashes in the sea, maybe his boys can finally have some closure over their fathers death and get back to really catching crab, I don't know if anyone else has noticed but it seems like since Phil died the Cornelia Marie has been a little unlucky.

I thought it was sad that Freddy had to leave and go to the Wizard but I understand that he has a family to take care of and he is better of finacially on The Wizard, in my opinion.

Also what abour Edgar Hansen finally leaving Sig.

I mean it had been the same old story year after year that he needed a break and then this year boom, he finally takes it.

I don't think Sig expected it and I know he didn't like it that Edgar was not with him, but look at what a good job Jake has done in filling in for him.

It seems like yesterday that Jake was the greenhorn, I mean does anyone else remember that Matt and Edgar basically taught him everything he knows and now he is 2nd in command on the Nothwestern, that is kind of mind blowing to me, I wonder why Matt didn't get a chance, maybe because of his trouble with the police I don't know and that is another reason to watch next year.

Some reasons to watch next year

  • Will Edgar return?
  • Will the Harris brothers get another boat?
  • What is gonna happen?
  • Will they make quota or go broke?
  • Is Colburn gonna toss a caeraman overboard?-Just Kidding
  • who is gonna be the greenhorn?
  • who is gonna catch the most crab?

I can't answer any of those questions but if I' still around I will be watching to see.

As Always - God Bless Us All´╗┐

Phil Harris R.I.P his memorial at sea


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  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    I love the show RUFF, Thanks for the comment

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    7 years ago from Dayton, ohio

    I've never looked at fishsticks the same. Excellent hub, excellent show.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks for the comment Joe

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    7 years ago

    Deadliest Catch is, by far, my favorite reality show. Nicely done hub!

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Hey Prek, I am soory for your loss it is nice that you still think of him

    Max - I don't think the majority of people appreciate what it takes to catch those crabs, although the market price is set by supply and demand, I know you have to pay a premium to enjoy em,That is another thing I like about it-crab fishing isn't corrupt.

    Thanks to both of you for your good feedback.

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    Max A Pooch 

    7 years ago from Illinois

    I enjoy the show. I find it Ironic that all that dangerous work goes into catching a luxury food item that while it is very tasty is not necessary for sustaining the life of one human.

    I wonder as people crunch their crab legs at restaurants and homes how many even give a moment's notice to what it take to get them their meal.

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    Debbie Carey 

    7 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

    My cousin in Washington State lost her first husband on a fishing boat. They had a leak in the holding tank for the fish and when he opened the door to it the methane gas killed him instantly. Watching this show makes me think of Billy every time. It is exciting and really just as dangerous as they show.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Yeah it is the most dangerous job in the world.

    I love it, Thanks for the comment Phil

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    Phil Plasma 

    7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

    I've seen a few episodes of this show, it definitely is thrilling to watch. It doesn't look like an easy job, to work in those conditions.


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