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S16:E07: Into the Red

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Best part of this episode?  No Josh Harris lovefest crammed into the middle.

I thought the "how to eliminate ice" contest was interesting:

Harley and his crew (okay, a crewmember . . . not Harley) used old-fashioned brute force and won the contest.

Sig and the Northwestern used modern technology for a process that was a variation of brute force, but a little slower than manually hitting the ice with a hammer.

Josh and the Cornelia Marie used the process (a blowtorch) that required the least amount of effort but was the most "showboaty" - but lost dismally.  Josh's reaction?  "Well, at least we were warm."  Typical Josh.  Doesn't matter what your goal is, as long as you stay comfy and cozy while not reaching the goal.

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The Goldens never worked out.  Junior (or his backers) lost at least $250K (not counting Disco subsidy, of course).  And he still has the means to buy the F/V Lady Alaska.  

Shenanigans on the Keith "double cross."  There were several days of soaking involved.  The plaintive calls by Keith were simply acted out for the Disco cameras.  There was zero reason for Jake to not tell Keith that his string was paying off.  He knew his season quota was gonna be filled, and then some.

The phony baloney setup we are getting as to Bill's great adventure is another of endless times when Disco feels like they have to make more out of something than the actual truth, which is plenty compelling.  All this stealth being foisted upon us is a joke.  "I know a guy."  Puh-leaze.

Funny that we are getting foreshadowing of a brutally cold Opie season.  Will we get a lecture as to the effect of global cooling on what had been fabulous harvests the previous two warmer seasons?  Nah. 



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7 hours ago, BellyLaughter said:

Has Josh ever been less convincing that he actually cares about fishing??  What a big phoney.

I'm really glad that Disco seems to have given up trying to make his "tuna fishing in the old man's secret spot in Hawaii" show happen.  The one thing on earth we don't need to see is Josh in less clothes than he wears in Alaska.

It really annoyed me when that big wave hit from the port side, and it shifted things around so much that it dumped a table full of crab onto the deck, and then Maria fell into the pile.  Josh was looking out the window on the port side and didn't see that coming?  And then he and Casey laughed while telling the crew, "Wow.  Neither one of us saw THAT coming."  How badly does someone have to be hurt by their lack of professionalism before the CM gets pulled off the show again?

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