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Rainbow Reef: New sitcom about scuba diving

Discussion in 'Diving TV & Movies' started by edwardjohnson, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. edwardjohnson

    edwardjohnson Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Barcelona
  2. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Sydney Australia
    Sounds too much like other "fish out of water" TV shows. Could be okay, could be crap. One thing they need to do is make sure that any diving is correctly done, I have seen too many shows where the divers stay down too long but need to do no deco, ascend far too quick without problems, etc.
  3. edwardjohnson

    edwardjohnson Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Barcelona
    Haha I can already expect a scene where the main character has to talk to the female lead but gets stuck in a deco chamber ^^
  4. nimoh

    nimoh Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rochester, MN
    I'd watch it
    Chugwhump likes this.
  5. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Might be good, the fish out of water concept is used so much because it works so well. The real question is if there is any chemistry or humor amongst the cast.
  6. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    Ed Anser? No thanks.
  7. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    I think I'd prefer to live with a little creative license. Watching the main character sit and do an hour of deco would be boring.

    When I watch a tv show where the characters fly somewhere exotic I don't want to see them sitting sedentary on a plane for 5 hours.
  8. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I agree with allowing a bit of poetic license. I would rather see a fun adventure than watch a team of crack divers hanging off a deco bar. If you look at a lot of the movies and TV shows that have diving in them, they might be fun, but reality was often then first casualty of art....

    I think if they start portraying what really happens amongst real divers (not so much the technical stuff) it might be pretty good. Imagine the Warhammer episode. Lots of potential humor in that episode.
  9. Team Innovative

    Team Innovative Dive Shop

    I've heard a bit about the show from the producer JT. His confidence instills confidence in me. A dive show is all too exciting from my perspective (26 yr old AOW diver); a welcome reprieve from the "usual" fishing boat/serious drama in my opinion. It may revitalize our industry through renewed interest in the sport. Surely a funny sitcom promoting our industry will emanate untold positive benefits, rippling throughout the dive world. That is, if it makes the necessary SPLASH...perhaps we offer the production/development team our tips, experiences, and inputs for comedy through this forum?

    However this turns out, I think inputs directed toward Rainbow Reef would have impact and reception on the end product/show. If not, bummer, but at least the inputs would make for funny reading here. My goal: to have my comical dive experiences come to light in a TV show, how cool!

    Success or flop depends on us in my opinion...Jim
  10. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    i decided not to watch anything hes in after he became friends with Danial Ortega ............I spent too much time in the Nicaraguan bush

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