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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series doesn't shy away from showing the difficult realities of off-shore fishing. It also highlights the time-honored traditions that are passed down to new generations of fishermen.
Positive Role Models
They aren't perfect, but the captains and their crew are hardworking people trying to earn a living. All of the featured fishing folk are men.
Violence & Scariness
Crews face rough waters, high gales, and major winter storms while fishing. Some arguments/yelling in difficult situations.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The biological differences between male and female lobsters are discussed.
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The fishermen consistently use lots of salty vocab -- like "piss," “hell,” and "ass"; curses like "f--k" and “s--t” are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Some of the captains have wholesale seafood businesses, but their logos, etc. aren't prominently featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption (primarily beer).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series, like The Deadliest Catch and Lobster Wars before it, offers a candid look into the lives of professional New England fishermen. Like its sister shows, it highlights the many real-life challenges associated with off-shore fishing, including real-life danger. Time-honored fishing traditions are also discussed. The sailors use lots of salty language (words like "piss" and "ass" are audible, while curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped) and are occasionally shown drinking and smoking.
Is It Any Good?
Playing off of the popular formula of shows like The Deadliest Catch and Lobster Wars, Lobstermen successfully duplicates their authentic portrayals of today's fishermen. It also reminds viewers of the culture and folklore surrounding the time-honored profession.
That said, viewers may find themselves experiencing a sense of deja vu as they watch some of the captains and their crew members (many of whom have also appeared on those other shows) do the same things all over again here. Even some of the climactic moments seem a bit repetitive. But loyal fans of the genre will probably take comfort in this and will still be able to find some entertaining moments.
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