The show “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery Channel has been on the air for 6 seasons. The last season in 2010, really touched the hearts and souls of a lot of viewers. In 2010 a captain that had been featured on “Deadliest Catch” died. The Captain was Captain Phil Harris. That season will stay in the memories of every viewer that watched the show that year. Discovery did a really good job of “telling the end to the story” as the captain put it before he passed away in the hospital. The show made you feel like you were there and experiencing all the emotions with the crew and family members. They gave you great insight to the personal lives of the Captain and his family. I would hope that Discovery will take note and hopefully show more about the personal lives of the crew members aboard those fishing vessels, not when they are in the hospital and dying, but just during the season.
For those that don’t know what “Deadliest Catch” is about, it is about the real lives of real people making a living in Alaska on the dangerous Barron Sea, crab fishing. They have to put up with working in weather that is unbelievably cold, wet, slippery and dangerous. They risk falling off the boat, slipping, and getting seriously hurt by the heavy equipment needed to do the crab fishing every day. They do not get a lot of sleep; they are away from their families and loved ones for months at a time. They are hours or even days away from any help if something happens. But all the fishermen go about their business like it is not that big of a deal. They make it look easy even though it is one of the deadliest jobs out there.
You can catch up on past seasons and look up the new season coming up by going to http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/deadliest-catch/ . For those of you that have already been loyal viewers of the show, you too will enjoy the Discovery.com website, as they have quizzes, games, trivia and tribute to Captain Phil Harris that you can check out at that site. The show will usually begin airing new seasons in April – July on Tuesdays at 9pm E/T so set your DVR’s or mark your calendars because the new season is sure to be just as thrilling and addicting as the past 6 seasons have been!