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Why Fans Think Deadliest Catch: Bloodline Isn't Worth The Watch

Although "Deadliest Catch: Bloodline," is not the only spin-off spawned from Discovery's long-running reality series "Deadliest Catch," it is undoubtedly the most unique — since it has an almost mystery-like premise. The series follows Josh Harris' efforts to decipher a set of forgotten fishing charts left behind by his father, the late Captain Phil Harris. The charts lead Josh to the Kona Coast in Hawaii, where he and his crew attempt to uncover the truth behind why Phil created these charts in the first place.

While much of the show is dedicated to the crews' efforts to catch ahi tuna and other fish that are local to Hawaii, it is definitely the mystery element of the series which truly separates it from all the other "Deadliest Catch" spin-offs so far. As the show progresses, we learn more and more about Phil's past connection to Hawaii, as well as his possible motivation for leaving the Bering Sea fishing trade, which is chronicled in "Deadliest Catch." 

Despite the fact that "Deadliest Catch: Bloodline" presents a unique spin on the well-established formula laid down by its predecessor, the show has actually received a fair amount of criticism from fans – many of whom are shockingly opposed to the inventive mystery element that makes "Bloodline" so unique.

Fans despise the series's unbelievable narrative and emphasis on drama

Fans on Reddit have been extremely vocal about their distaste for the series' emphasis on drama, especially in regards to the mysterious "legacy" that was left behind by Phil Harris. "They could have made a good show of it but they're trying to hard to make drama and push this idea that the old man had some fishing empire planned," wrote u/AlexKitner77, who also emphasized that the actual fishing element of the show was the most entertaining aspect, whereas all the other elements detracted from the program's value.

"No end to how [they] can milk the Phil Harris legacy storyline," agreed u/ellroy1.

Plenty of users within the thread seemed to agree that the more dramatic aspects of the series (specifically in regard to Josh Harris and his father's alleged "plans") are uninteresting and were most likely invented for television, and that the only redeeming quality of the show is the actual fishing. "I really enjoy the fishing aspect of bloodline but the constant fake drama and fake business is insulting. Just fish and enjoy," wrote u/Chapos_sub_capt. On a similar vein, U/Lurker-O-Reddit echoed this sentiment, saying he didn't like that the show treated viewers as if they were incapable of telling the difference between fact and fiction.

While the mystery-drama elements of "Bloodline" might help the series separate itself from other "Deadliest Catch" spin-offs, it's clear that fans find the storyline of the series neither believable nor entertaining, which may pose big problems for the show's future success.