Almost every episode of Discovery's Channel's "The Deadliest Catch" has the same formula. You take a high-pressure environment like the unforgiving Bering Sea, add a short fishing season, high stakes fishing, and unbelievable weather conditions, and you've got yourself a damn good show.
The show captures a whole range of personalities among the different vessels. I just can't get over how dangerous it is, and I am amazed and tense the entire time. Check out the show on Discovery Channel.