5 Entertaining Similarities Between Game of Thrones and Deadliest Catch

1. Missing body parts are a given.

Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with fireworks… on a ship… on the Bering Sea?

This deckhand just wanted to celebrate a Seattle Seahawks playoff win.

This Time Bandit deckhand just wanted to celebrate a Seattle Seahawks playoff win.

And for that matter, didn’t she tell you Westeros has laws against smuggling?

Well, he won't be learning to waterdance with his left hand anytime soon.

Well, he won’t be learning to waterdance with his left hand anytime soon.

Slightly off topic, Stannis better do something soon. I’m getting bored with this Red Priestess storyline.

These aren’t the only instances in which folks have lost body parts. We’ll stick with hands though and keep this post to a PG rating.

This is what happens when your hand gets caught between the launcher and an 800 pound crab pot.

This is what happens when your hand gets caught between the launcher and an 800 pound crab pot.

And this is what happens when the enemy captures a Lannister.

And this is what happens when the enemy captures a Lannister.

 

2. If it’s bounty you seek, prepare for disappointment.

After months of travel with the assumption of receiving some sort of ransom, The Hound and Arya Stark learn of Lysa's death.

Arya Stark and The Hound learn of Lysa’s death. Once again, The Hound is screwed.

 

Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern gets upset over empty crab pots.

Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern gets upset over empty crab pots.

3. Trust no one. You will be betrayed.

Junior and Keith form an alliance when Junior’s pots continue to come up empty. Junior betrays Keith later in the episode claiming he is still pulling blanks, when in fact his pots are full of crab.

In addition, I can no longer trust anyone in Game of Thrones. Thanks, Jorah.

Oh, Jorah. You liar. I liked you.

Oh, Jorah. You liar. I liked you.

And we can’t forget Walder Frey…

DO NOT RSVP to this wedding.

DO NOT RSVP to this wedding.

4. Somebody you love dies.

RIP Captain Phil Harris

RIP Captain Phil Harris.

 

Obviously, he's not the only loveable character that has suffered this fate... but he was the first.

Obviously, he’s not the only loveable character that has suffered this fate… but he was the first.

 

5. Winter is Coming.

You can’t get through an episode of either series without this friendly reminder.

ice-on-bering-sea

As usual, the Captains must “pull their gear” before losing it to the Bering Sea ice flow.

Beyond_the_wall

What’s the crab quota on the Shivering Sea?

 

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