Below Deck / Med is a guilty pleasure - addictive, but you don't admit that to your friends. While the original show has a mostly good crew (with a couple of train-wrecks each season), on this show nearly everyone is a train-wreck. It looks like intentional casting to create maximum drama, but what a fun mess anyway.
How will each crewman screw the pooch this week? Tune in and find out!
The captain, the chef, and the 2nd stew are the professionals on the boat, and it's enjoyably frustrating to watch them deal with all the children they're saddled with.
Of the four deckhands, there's an alcoholic misogynistic jerk, a goofy fratboy, an entitled sulker, and an immature man-child. The sad point is there's really no one to "root" for, unless you're down in the galley. The chief stew is overly defensive who's a bit "fatal attraction", and the 3rd stew is a trashy drunk who talks about whale sperm. And yet...they're so much fun to watch.
This show is not the original, but I like it. I'm excited to see where the show is similar and differs (love the previews for the upcoming episodes). If you love drama, you love drama!