Lobstermen, a kinder gentler Deadliest Catch

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  1. SteveInNC

    SteveInNC Active Member

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    A new series just started on Discovery called Lobstermen: Jeopardy at Sea. It has exactly the same feel as Deadliest Catch, although I didn't notice if it has the same producers. The funny thing is, it really seems to be a kinder, gentler version of the latter... The boats are smaller, the traps are smaller and lighter, and so far, the seas are considerably calmer. The "characters" crewing the boats seem pretty much the same as DC. I have a Season Pass for now, but I get the feeling that it won't hold up in comparison.

    Very minor spoiler:
    The biggest controversy in the first episode involves squid trawlers dragging off the lobstermens' strings of pots, similar to the ice floes from the recent DC series.
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'll check it out. Does it have the same anouncer?

    I don't know anything about lobster fishing but aren't they caught close to the shores of North America? I wouldn't think it would be near as dangerous or rough as fishing up by Alaska/Russia.
     
  3. tibruk

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    I caught a few minutes of it and it didn't grab me like DC did. There doesn't seem to be the same element of danger involved. Heck I think I even saw a woman on deck working with the pots.

    Tibruk
     
  4. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

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    I catch mine at the local Kroger. :)

    Will have to check this out
     
  5. trnsfrguy

    trnsfrguy Advanced !

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    No, they don't use Mike Rowe(host of Dirty Jobs).
    They fish near Cape Cod.... I think.

    I agree with tibruk, this show doesn't really hold your interest like Deadliest catch.
     
  6. Maximus67

    Maximus67 I love reef tanks

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    You are correct, it sounds to me like the guy who does Monster Garage.
     
  7. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

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    Similar...but tastier!
     

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