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Madman of the Sea

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Extreme fishing show mixes science with risky behavior.

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age 13+

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age 13+

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The series combines some of the excitement of shows like Deadliest Catch with some of the over-the-top stunts featured on Whacked Out Videos. While much of what Watson and his team do is in the name of science, they often put themselves in needlessly risky situations to create some good TV moments.

Watson openly advocates revering the ocean and respecting the fish that live in it. These are positive messages, but Watson's cheers while sharks attack decoys and/or potentially dangerous sea creatures chase camera people often overshadow them. Overall, it's entertaining for folks who like this kind of thing, but it's socially irresponsible on many levels.

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