Nothing like a deceiving title to ‘catch’ your attention! About a year ago I actually won something in a DEN contest at one of our Polk Socials. I had the choice of the Pilot episode of "The Deadliest Catch" or something else (see, it wasn’t good since I didn’t choose it eh?). As you can tell, I chose "The Deadliest Catch" DVD.
With all the hype that "Planet Earth" is getting, the "Catch" goes on and shares the perils of crab fishing in some of the worst office conditions I’ve ever seen. If you’ve not watched it, I would say to give it a whirl on Tuesday nights and you will be glued to your sets every week thereafter.
I used the show as a way to expose my daughter to where some of the food she eats comes from. We have since watched every episode in Seasons 2 and 3 together, usually coupled with a trip to an All You Can Eat Crab place at the end of the season. I will warn that there is some inappropriate language that is used, so if you plan on using portions of it in a classroom setting, screen it first prior and possibly pick certain scenes to watch.
Better yet, on the Discovery Channel website you can screen webisodes that show the anatomy of a Crab Vessel, interviews with deckhands and captains and even take a shot at being a crab boat captain in the "Deadliest Catch" Game.