I fell asleep last night since my current sleep schedule has me on really random hours. For some reason I am waking up at 5 am and then wearing out and collapsing before 8 pm. This is very problematic for recaps. I woke up right as this show was starting last night and sort of dozed off here and there throughout the show so I am watching again now.
I’m not even going to attempt to go into detail about the 9 member crew. I find it hard to believe that these people knew each other before the show started. They did a casting for a show that is a hybrid of Vanderpump Rules and Below Deck. Also, I think Shep and Craig show up to film for this show for a couple of days. Most of these people don’t seem to know port from starboard. When the boat leaves the harbor one guy yells, “we’re doing boat stuff!” I don’t think the are sailors by any stretch. But that’s okay I guess.
Captain Jack has a strange effect on me. I disliked him immediately for a quality that I recognize but don’t really want to get into. At the same time, it is a quality that I have trouble staying away from. He’s one of those guys that you know from the beginning it is a bad idea and will not end well, but you keep moving ahead anyway until the final disastrous ending, or multiple disastrous endings until you finally escape the situation. Captain Jack is attractive and unattractive at the very same time. Maybe this is an experience unique to me. Let’s move on. 🙂
How old are these women and why are they talking about high school?
The first week of the three week sail is with a larger group called Bucketlust. Several boats of idiots will cruise together with competitions. The final two weeks will be just the one boat. This of course requires uniforms where everyone wears costumes and team uniforms. This groups uniforms are lime green tank tops and crazy leggings for guys and girls alike. Sadly, this covers the tiny bikini made to look like teeny tiny Levi’s cutoffs that Captain Jack wears.
As all the boats converge for the opening party, the crazy orgy of 300 drunken idiots begins. It looks amazingly fun. When they start all jumping on the deck together I am reminded of the college party in Clemson where the floor gave way under similar circumstances.
Vanessa, the hairdresser has taken over the show on the girls’ side. Much ado is being made about the fact that she and Max are vacation fuckbuddies who can’t quit each other but are not really together. Max claims he is not interested in her to others but keeps leading her on. Vanessa brings Travis another vacation fuckbuddy from a previous trip back to the boat on the first night kicks off the first round of dick, dick, fuck, dick that will likely play out between Vanessa and Max all season. It’s definitely game on. Travis is super into Vanessa. The next day is NYE and they spent NYE together on a trip last year.
Danielle and Barrett have only spent twelve days together prior to the boat, but she plans on moving to San Francisco to live with him after this trip. She’s a podiatrist who is apparently ready to give up her practice in New York to move in with Barrett who is a marketing director. That makes perfect sense.
This show comes on Monday and Tuesday nights, so it has both a Vanderpump Rules lead in and a Below Deck lead in. In the future I may combine the two episodes for one recap a week. I’ll have to see how it goes. 10 pm recaps are hard because they always follow a big show that airs at 9 pm and that makes for a long night.
That said, I am in for now with this season of drunken fights and lovers’ spats if you are. What did you think?