I don’t have a lot of time for TV but love to catch episodes of Deadliest Catch when they are on. Watching these guys battle freezing water, ice and raging seas in bad weather really pumps me up for the next adventure. Seeing what these guys have to endure on a regular basis increases my yearning for adventure while keeping my complaining in perspective.
Enter Turmoil-could kill the show
Now the show is in turmoil over a dispute with the Hillstrands that jeopardizes the program and the relationship crab fishermen have with the Discovery Channel. Apparently a new pilot show ran into trouble and the Hillstrands failed to complete the project for whatever reason. Discovery turned around and sued them for 3-Million bucks. This will cripple the crab fishing enterprise forcing them to sell the boat and lay off the crew. This is a bad play for both sides and I don’t see the show recovering without some level of tarnished reputation, hard feelings and lost viewers. Without knowing all of the details of the disagreement, I am thinking both sides own some of the blame. For Discovery to bring in their team of fancy suited lawyers it is safe to assume that the Hillstrands have indeed violated the signed agreements. But to risk relationships on a viable show for a pilot\spin off is silly at best. Deadliest Catch is one of Discovery Channels more popular shows.
Hail, Captain Sid!
Hope it all works out and the show can continue with the majority of the original cast. May the Hillstrands survive this litigation and continue their family tradition of crab fishing in the arctic sea. Link to full article below.
Good luck and Good Fishing.