Dangerous Waters

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Jet ski journeys can be repetitive on OK reality show.

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age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

Just kinda boring

There's just not much value here. It's not educational, or inspiring, or gripping, or funny, or anything really. It seems like the team of guys aren't that tight. And they complain about what they're doing, which all appears to be voluntary, so I don't really get the point of it all. It just kinda feels like a really, really long news segment about a random jet ski trip.
age 14+

You will get hooked on this show

The 1 review on this site does not give ANY insight into the purpose of this very risky and ambitious “trip around the world on a jet ski.” To get a clear idea of what the crew’s real vision and purpose are about, you must invest more than 1 or 2 episodes of watch time. Steven’s (expedition leader) personality may not immediately inspire you to stay glued to this crazy reality travel show. However, I can promise that you will find yourself addicted to the many jaw-dropping circumstances the crew finds themselves involved (or trapped) in, such as the constant startling - and often frightening - obstacles they must overcome in order to stay on course. These unique and dangerous adventures wind up passing through several foreign territories which come with everything from angry police and other authorities from Russia to Mumbai, as well as very large, hungry polar bears and horrifically bad weather. At times the gut-rattling waves of the ocean leave the team with no choice but to temporarily abandon the journey and find shelter wherever possible (including on top of the frozen ice of the Arctic). These mind-blowing, adrenalin pumping scenes often threaten to complicate the crew’s timelines, or come close to ending their expedition completely, and are what kept me coming back for more each night (even though the program was not aired until 2am-3am in my viewing area). The broad range of bizarre, fascinating, frustrating, crazy obstacles that surface in every episode will leave you impatient for more even though it may feel like you’ve also been battered and soaked by the sea. Suffice it to say the scenery is relentlessly, incredibly, beautiful and riveting in its own unique way, and the people of each country will leave you smiling or baffled by all their different behaviors. Steven’s goal is simply to travel the world on a jet ski, which has clearly never been done before. He is committed to his plan but unequivocally devoted to his team first, always putting the safety of the crew (and cameraman, as well as all the other team members who work tirelessly in the background) far ahead of any personal goals or deadlines. Whether he succeeds or not becomes secondary to the pure thrill and excitement we experience in each episode, while rooting for the jet ski team and film crew members to safely accomplish what seems almost impossible. The physical and emotional demands for strength and patience from the crew are always tested, but none-the-less ultimately rewarded on each leg of the trip as we get to enjoy it all with them, while staying warm and dry. Finally, it is a definite relief to have the narrator skillfully keep us current when he successfully brings us up-to-date in the beginning of each episode. I am especially grateful because I wasn’t able to view every single 2am show - the painfully early hour being my only reason for not awarding a 5th star to this review. Watch a few episodes; you will be glad you did. It is satisfying to take this trip on Dangerous Waters with Steve and his team, and really fun getting to know what makes the whole operation “tick” so seemlessly while they manage one crisis after another. If Steve writes a book about all their jet ski adventures, I’ll be the first of many to buy it.

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