While “reality television” may be a bit of an oxymoron, like most viewers I enjoy the possibility of a big rig crashing through the ice on its way up to Prudhoe Bay, or some overly vexed gator finally getting the chance to experience the fruits of Cajun cooking–even if it is secondhand. Quite honestly though, I have very little respect or tolerance for this broadcast genre. But there is one show that I believe is worthy of its popularity and critical acclaim–the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
On April 12th, the courageous crews of the Cornelia Marie, Time Bandit, Seabrooke, Ramblin Rose, Kodiak, Wizard and of course Captain Sig’s Northwestern will once again brave the deadly and unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea hoping for another bountiful harvest of the two-clawed treasure. And once again, the crew at American Public House Review will fill our glasses with that fine India Red Ale from the brewers at Rogue, as we wish all those who bring home the catch “Fair winds and following seas.”