Deadliest Catch, a very popular reality TV show, has had an exclusively all-male cast since its inception in 2005. The basis of the show revolves around the dangers of Alaskan crab fishing. Now for the premier tonight, experienced fisher-woman, Amy Majors has been recruited as the first female on Deadliest Catch.
The reality TV show is undoubtedly a hit. According to IMDB, the show has aired 11 seasons and won 13 Primtime Emmys. In addition, the late Captain Phil Harris was voted the greatest reality T.V. personality of all time. According to Mandi Bierly of Yahoo, the fans choice was the correct choice. As Bierly goes on throughout the article, readers, unaware of this fisherman, get the idea he was very endearing and funny.
These kinds of accolades are only earned by shows who make an impression on audiences. However, now the reality show has added a new spin with a female cast member. According to People, Captain Keith Colburn, of the Wizard, recruited Majors at a Marine Expo. Apparently, he is a fan of her articles from Pacific Fishing, and wanted to put her to the test. The article continues to state that Majors responded, “Sure, bring it on.”
Deadliest Catch‘s first recruited female had originally wanted a career in photojournalism, according to People. However, the 27-year-old later changed her path to her dream career, commercial fishing. “[Fishing] is in my blood”, Majors told People. The article continues to state she has experience fishing for halibut and salmon, but never crab. Majors, while ready to start, was nervous about being on the show. Though she was intimidated by both the weather and the camera, she stated she was able to keep up with the rest of the crew.
Majors new post as a replacement for Jake Anderson has met mixed reviews from crew members. One member stated, “I’m not sexist… but this is a man’s game. Even some men can’t do this…”. He goes on about his concern with her physical stature and weight approximation of 120 lbs. Another member’s opinion ran long a different line of thought. He was more of the nature that if she can do the job, then he had no problem with it.
Despite some of the crew’s hesitation, Majors will be out on the boat as one of the members. For those interested in the first female recruited for Deadliest Catch, the premiere is tonight (June 23) at 9/8c, according to Discovery.
By James Flynn
Edited by Chanel van der Woodsen
IMDB: Deadliest Catch
Discovery: Deadliest Catch
Yahoo: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Favorite Capt. Phil Harris Voted Greatest Reality TV Personality of All Time By Mandi Bierly
Yahoo: Amy Majors Joins Deadliest Catch‘s All-Male Crew By Alexandra Hurtado
Yahoo: ‘Deadliest Catch’: First Female Greenhorn in the Wizard’s History Makes Her Debut By Mandi Bierly
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