2009/04/29

Did You Watch Deadliest Catch?

DaGoddess @ 01:12

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep… ~ Psalms, 107:23-30, KJV

Did you? Between last week’s Deadliest Catch episode ending and this episode, I’m deeply, deeply affected. The lives of these people, the sensitivity of the production crew, the dangers fishing vessels and their crews face are all very powerful storytelling. But it’s the reality of it that takes it to a whole different level. Serious stuff. Not a time for moment by moment commentary.

I will say no more. Except, God bless each and every soul who ventures out to sea.

God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord’s great landing net, and peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged “good enough to keep”.

10 Comments

  1. Okay… I don’t know what happened and I don’t want to know.

    I found the first three seasons of Deadliest Catch on Netflix and they’re in my que, ready to watch. So no secrets revealed until I catch up, k?! ;)

    Comment by Pam — 2009/04/29 @ 05:24

  2. I do not watch this show, but I’ve heard about it. Hmmm. Dude, I burn way to much time in front of screens. Don’t get me started. :rofl:

    Comment by Cheri @ Blog This Mom! — 2009/04/29 @ 09:59

  3. Pam, I won’t say a word.

    Cheri, I need you to pick up this show so I have someone to laugh, cheer, and cry with.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 14:35

  4. I missed the bulk of this one due to my daughter’s chorus concert, and couldn’t stay awake through the midnight repeat. Oh well, I’ll catch up next week.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2009/04/29 @ 19:36

  5. One thing I love about “Deadliest Catch” is that so many people join me in caring more about America’s crab fishing fleet than care about National Hockey League teams. I haven’t seen anything from the new season (homework, y’know) but I’ll catch ’em in reruns.

    I haven’t seen a single NBA game or ML Baseball game yet either.

    Comment by Cowboy Blob — 2009/04/29 @ 22:43

  6. Dave, catch up next week, but make sure you have the Kleenex handy.

    Bob, you know, Discovery’s done an excellent job crafting the storytelling on this show. They’ve hired the right crew to shoot and edit. THAT is a very valuable lesson to anyone looking to work in the documentary field. There’s some serious work being done and the amount of sensitivity that has gone into editing so as not to be exploitive is very rare these days.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 22:48

  7. Yeah, but I’m not gung-ho (or young) enough to risk my old butt on a heaving fishing boat in the Bering Sea. My only at-sea experience was on a tiny tourist cruise boat around the Korean island of Cheju.

    All props to the brave crew from the Discovery Channel! Maybe some day I’ll cover Myth-Busters… safely from behind a sheet of Lexan.

    Comment by Cowboy Blob — 2009/04/29 @ 23:59

  8. I could totally see you doing that

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/30 @ 00:04

  9. I have FINALLY joined the digital age and gotten DVR…just in time to leave for my honeymoon. Fortunately, I programmed it for just one show before I left…Deadliest Catch. We watched the 2 episodes we missed the day we got back and cried our hearts out.

    I don’t know what it is about this show that is so powerful and draws us all in so much…but perhaps it is that these are real people, with real struggles, working very hard to make it. Mike wasn’t a fan before me. Now we’re both hooked.

    Comment by Mrs. V (Gracie) — 2009/05/01 @ 09:16

  10. lucky! no DVR here. But I do love the show.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/03 @ 08:12

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