"Deadliest Catch" follows captains and their crews who risk their lives in fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. One of those captains is Keith Colburn, the head of crab-fishing boat "The Wizard," and even he was surprised when he realized how popular the reality show is with one particular audience.
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"There's a huge female following," Keith says of the show. The captain recalled a promotion at a supermarket in Texas where he asked a group of excited female fans why they watch. They said, "Seven guys on a boat! All guys and it's real dangerous, duh."
The danger might be thrilling to watch on television, but it's completely serious for the captain, who protects his crew in life-threatening situations nearly every year at sea. The scariest situation he's ever been in? Almost losing his entire crew in Season 5. "I took a gigantic wave that almost took out six guys in one fell swoop," Keith says. "That was one of the worst."Read More »from Why Women Love 'Deadliest Catch'