I thought that the portrayal of the fishery is sympathetic. It's very basic stuff if you know it, but it's made for people that don't know it.
I watched some of the other clips. One in particular was hilarious: Tuna.com all pissed at someone who was on "his" numbers. So he anchors upwind/current, and drifts right on top of the guy.....all the while cursing the guy that HE was fouling up, calling him "weekend warrior" etc. (hint: the other guy is NOT a weekend warrior)
What do you think? http://video.nationalgeographic.com/...n-the-numbers/
The show is definitely made for people that know little to nothing (especially the latter) about this fishery so there will be plenty of times where it is somewhat frustrating to watch if you are someone who knows the fishery well. Anyone who has watched any of the other commercial fishing shows knows that they will take all the video and make a story out of it and that often means putting things together out of order and taking things out of context. What worries me more is the potential for them to make the fishery look bad... not saying they will, just saying that the potential is there. As long as they do not let the Carl Safinas and the Bill Foxes of the world influence the production and make us look bad, I will be able to live with it.
The one comment I would make regarding the first episode is that there seemed to be a lot of talk about the money involved. I understand putting it in a bunch in the first one to get people interested, and appreciate them getting the prices close to right (no mention of million dollar prices yet), but just would rather see a little less talk about the money. While making money is big in every commercial fishery, they do not want to paint these guys as only about the money all the time. The producers put a lot of that in this first one. Again, small point and things could have been a lot worse. Will be interesting to see where things go from here...
Follow that dart!
I too use Thresher sharks to attract my tuna....my secret is out.
I like the clown who says it's completely his mates fault for losing the fish by cranking. Entertaining show for sure though!
just wanna again say that even if you watch it online, make sure you watch it sunday so they get the ratings to push this thing along.
my favorite is the guy that was pissed off that the exact coordinates werent radio'd to him
.Originally Posted by amarshall:2579559
Not unrealistic at all. I always hit 30 knts when its FAC. Sometimes even 30.2
Hey guys, remember it's a TV show. You all fish, so you know the real pace of events when you're tuna fishing. If you've ever shot video on a boat, you know how frustrating that can be. The producers have exactly 45 minutes to create something out of nothing, and you're aware there's a lot of nothing that goes on. Naturally, they're going to embellish, create suspense, drama and intrigue where none previously existed. Someone mentioned it earlier in the thread, if you're attuned to the intricacies of the fishery, you're going to find and look for flaws, but this show is aimed a wider audience than just the locals here. If you set yourself up for disappointment, you'll sure as sh*t be disappointed.