Watch After The Catch

Discovery Channel's "After the Catch" television show is the perfect compliment to the regular series "Deadliest Catch". If you are hooked by Deadliest, then After will reel you in even further. Mike Rowe from "Dirtiest Jobs" sits down and acts as Master of Ceremonies with all the captains and deck hands alike from the show. Whether your favorite is Keith, John and Andy, or Sid, you will learn more and more each week following the regular series about each captain and his inner most workings.

Many times during the show, the captains dissect a piece of footage from the "Deadliest Catch" airing from that week. It is often times inspiring to hear their takes on what was truly happening at any given time and to see how personal everything is on the boat.

You see that king crab fishing, while their profession, is also many times a family heritage type of situation where they learned from their fathers and pass on to their sons. Many of the boats have family on them, whether it be brothers like John and Andy or father and son like Wild Bill and Zack. You see the struggles from an up close and personal level and it makes you love the regular series even more.

An interesting episode not long ago was when they asked the captains various deep, searching questions such as "biggest regret", "darkest secret" and the like. Many times the answers were not at all what you were expecting, as in the case of Jake Anderson discussing his father's disappearance and ultimate murder and you are kindly reminded that these are real people in real lives that you are watching.

Unlike most reality television that is usually scripted and staged around the show, the Catch shows are real, live moments in real, authentic lives. The crew happens to be onboard to capture them in real time but nothing is not real, exactly as it would happen even if the cameras were no where to be found.

"After the Catch" captures these moments more in depth and lets the viewer in just a little closer to the personalities that they have grown to admire and watch every week. But not so close that they become a caricature of themselves. Simply a more polished version, a diamond in the rough that has had the edges polished off just to shine a bit more.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
6 Seasons, 32 Episodes - Currently Airing
May 29, 2007
Reality, Talk & Interview
7.7/10
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After The Catch Full Episode Guide

  • Following episode: Release the Beast: Every boat in the fleet has someone moving up and someone moving out. The Bering Sea Captains project what The Deadliest Catch will look like next year and beyond.

  • Josh Harris reflects on the past year. Also: A long-running feud is addressed.

  • Following episode Fearless Leaders. The captains talk about their red crab quota and the ice; a wager is settled; a dissatisfied greenhorn confronts his captain.

  • Individual lives are profiled, including Jake Anderson's murdered father, Jake Harris' addiction, and Elliot's disintegrating home life.

  • The Captains discuss their own legacies as they share stories of the Bering Sea. Jake and Josh Harris talk about their experiences as deckhands; Elliott quarrels with the owner of his boat.

  • Crab fishing on the Bering Sea is full of the unexpected. The Captains discuss how they deal with Mother Nature and Lady Luck. The Wizard crew deals with the medevac of Greenhorn Chris.

  • Deadliest Catch captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand begin an adventure in their hometown of Homer by hunting for the legendary "Cadborosaurus."

  • Despite the harrowing season, the men discuss the high points during their time on the Bering Sea. Jake and Josh talk about their redemption during Opilio season with Captain Tony Lara, and Jake Anderson talks about learning the hydros and docking the boat.

  • With a high turnover of deckhands and captains, fresh blood is everywhere. Travis Lofland and Freddy Maugatai each discuss their reason for changing boats this year, and Junior talks with the Greenhorn who quit after only two days at sea.

  • Bill discusses the swinging steel that almost destroyed his entire crew. Monster waves result in painful injuries, and Nick Mavar remembers how his nose was broken by a wild, flying steel hook.

  • The Bering Sea 's relentless nature pushes the Captains and their crews to the limit. They relive the terrifying storm of the 2011 Opilio season, and the sparse King Crab fishing - when experienced captains pulled more blank pots than ever before.

  • The lowest lows of this season are explored. The Deadliest Catch crews talk about committing Phil's ashes to the tides of the Bering Sea. Jake and Josh hash it out with the short lived Captain of the Cornelia Marie, Derrick Ray.

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