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‘Deadliest Catch’ Season Seven Premiere: TV Recap

By now, audiences know not to expect any sugarcoating or hand-holding from the “Deadliest Catch” crew. But during last night’spremiere of season seven,  producers chose to kick things off gently with a burial service for Captain Phil Harris, who died of a stroke last season.

All seven boats, two of them new additions to the fleet, gathered in a circle and in a memorial worthy of Scyld Scefing, sent his ashes out to sea, following with fireworks and pistol shots. It made for a compelling four minutes of television, especially given how easy it is to be distracted by the bloody injuries, shouting matches and rollicking storms from which the show has made its name.

The set-up for this season is made clear from the outset: seasoned old-timers pitted against youthful rookies. The two new boats are captained by Elliot Neese, the 28-year-old baby-faced skipper of the Ramblin’ Rose, and Scott “Junior” Campbell, the 36-year-old head of the Seabrooke. Read More...


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/04/13/deadliest-catch-season-seven-premiere/?mod=WSJBlog

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