Usually, I don't watch much television. The prime time hours are when Hubba Bubba watches the boys so I can write. But post-book I take a break and follow his routine, which led me to discover one of the Discovery Channel's most popular shows, The Deadliest Catch.
A documentary-style reality show that chronicles the crab fishing season in the Berring Sea, the program is riveting. Extremely well produced, the action flops from on deck pranks to thirty-six hour shifts to rescue attempts. Crab fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations around, and this show doesn't pull any punches when documenting rogue waves knocking boats on their sides or men falling overboard.
But why would someone who won't leave the house without nail polish like moi be interested? This show is polished, high octane, and full of...you guessed it...hero material. Everything is research. Check out a few of my favorite rugged hunks ::
Blake Painter - Last season he was the engineer of The Maverick, set to take over as captain. When a crew member threatened to leave if Blake was made captain, he had to wait until this year. Due to creative editing, I thought he'd left after being told he' d have to wait another season to be skipper. He actually stayed the course and came back this year to run the King crab season. Due to his father's health, he couldn't make the Opilio crab season.
Edgar Hansen - Youngest of the Hansen brothers who own and operate The Northwestern. He's always the first to make a joke to crack the tension, more comfirtable in front of the cameras than most of the men. We love confidence, don't we?
Andy Hillstrand - He and his brother, Jonathan, run the Time Bandit.
XOXO -- Jenna
XOXO -- Jenna
And some lovely news to add! A brand new hero has entered our midst. Our very own Pink Heart Society editor, Nicola Marsh, has had a bouncing baby boy! Mum and bub are both doing well. Tune in tomorrow for Nicola's "goodbye" message as she goes on maternity leave. Written before bub was born!!!
Congrats Nic!!! From all at the PHS...