|USA||2013||60||Reality-TV . Reality|
Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, the reunion brings Adrienne Gang, Aleks Taldykin, Ben Robinson, C.J. Lebeau, David Bradberry, Eddie Lucas, Kat Held, and Sam Orme to discuss some of the most talked about antics of the first season. Captain Lee also joins the crew to give his perspective on this season’s charters.
|Airs:||2013-09-2 at 09:00 pm|
The premiere episode is a fairly entertaining, voyeuristic look at a made-for-reality-TV crew, though it's a toss-up as to who's more obnoxious: the bickering crew or their first guests.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
Like so many reality shows, Below Deck takes the idea of disparate types thrown together in a controlled environment and capitalizes on two seemingly inevitable results: Friction and sexual tension.San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
Certain elements of Below Deck, a listless docu-series that follows the staff of a 164-foot charter boat, seem so scripted--the stereotypical spoiled crew members, the neatly wrapped-up “plotlines”--that it’s hard to take seriously, even in the dubious cable reality show genre.Washington Post Full Review
The dramas, at least up front, feel pretty mundane. Someone thinks the boss is being too strict and picking on her. Someone doesn’t think someone else is carrying enough of the load.New York Daily News Full Review
The real issue with this series is that the crew members aren’t all that interesting. There are the usual catfights and territorial disputes, as well as some hints that intra-crew sex might happen. But no one really stands out.The New York Times Full Review