Friday, September 07, 2007

Deadliest Catch v. Lobster Wars

The Discovery Channel has debuted Lobster Wars, a documentary-style show about New England lobstermen who fish Georges Bank off the Massachusetts coast. I was ready to like this show more than its west coast counterpart Deadliest Catch, which is about Bering Sea crab fishermen.

But unfortunately, Lobster Wars opens by confirming just about every negative stereotype you might have about my people: Rude, angry, crotchety, uncaring of others and that they talk like they have marbles in their mouths.

I vote for Deadliest Catch, where at least all the negative stereotypes are interesting and new.



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