Below Deck is one of the most popular reality TV franchises. The original show is still going strong. Below Deck Mediterranean just started a new season. Below Deck Sailing Yacht recently finished its first season.
While Below Deck Sailing Yacht had some interesting drama, it became pretty exhausting to watch the ups and downs of Jenna MacGillivray and Adam Glick’s romantic relationship. Sure, it was entertaining at times, but it also was so draining. Or at least that’s how I felt, even from the comfort of my own couch at home. Adam had some redeeming moments on Below Deck Med, but pretty much none on this show. And don’t even get me started on Jenna. To put it kindly (sort of), she’s just not an audience favorite. However, I love Captain Glenn Shephard. He has a great attitude and he never hesitates to help out when the crew needs an extra hand. He’s very refreshing to watch… but I have no problem cleaning house when it comes to the rest of the cast.
As the Below Deck series and spin-offs continue to multiply, it’s only natural to contrast the differing crew, boats, and captains. Turnover in yachting seems quite high among the crew, but the captains have been pretty consistent throughout the seasons.
Captain Lee Rosbach is our OG from the pilot episode, while Captain Sandy Yawn replaced Captain Mark Howard after one season and has been on Below Deck Mediterranean ever since. Captain Glenn Shephard is the newcomer at the helm of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. And while he seemed to have a firm and steady hand in terms of dealing with crew issues, his handling of a suspected charter guest with drugs did not go over so well in the season finale.
Ah, the perils of becoming a reality TV star. It’s easy in the beginning to think of the thrills, the ego boost, the money, and the increased social media presence. But what happens when fans turn on you. Just ask Below Deck Sailing Yacht Chief Stew Jenna MacGillivray.
Anyone following the season may not be surprised that Jenna has become the pariah of the crew. She was brusque with her team, and engaged in extremely unprofessional PDA with Chef Adam Glick. There was never a missed opportunity to tell subordinates that they had no right to an opinion, even on crew nights off the boat. With all the fan backlash, it’s worth questioning whether Jenna has done any retrospection since filming wrapped.
Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan’s relationship is probably the first long-standing boat-mance that we’ve encountered on any Below Deck show. Watching their interactions, though, it really feels like the relationship has passed the point of expiration. Despite the endless bickering on deck and Paget’s ongoing laundry room flirtations with Georgia Grobler, these two are still going strong in real-time. So maybe it’s a trick of editing on Below Deck Sailing Yacht.
Either way, we know that Georgia’s confession of her feelings to Paget AND Ciara next episode will not yield the results that she may have expected.
The word “frustrating” doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel watching Jenna MacGillivray on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. I can’t imagine how the cast members felt being stuck on a boat with her. She and Adam Glick have the worst attitudes possible. She is condescending to her stews Madison Stalker and Georgia Grobbler, going the extra mile to make Madison’s life hell.
Jenna made fun of Parker McCown all season. She even clapped back at her boss Captain Glenn Shephard because he asked her to tone down the PDA AT WORK. Adam and Jenna just became increasingly smug as the season went on. Their whole relationship was just so strange since it’s not even like they were getting along amazingly well. They were at odds just as much as they were all over each other. And not only that, but we pretty much only saw Jenna polishing that one glass. Sure, there’s editing and we can’t see it all, but sure seemed like Madison and Georgia were doing a majority of the work this season.
Well the day has finally arrived when Jenna MacGillivray and Adam Glick pushed things too far on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Karma, my friends, is blowing in the winds!
I just cannot even with the sheer ridiculousness of Jenna and Adam. Here is Jenna abandoning her job to the underlings – literally leaving a third stew with little serving experience to manage a table full of guests – while she goes and has a conversation with Adam about the wall he has built around himself to keep out love. IT HAS BEEN SIX WEEKS.
I get it — being on yacht time is like being in a time warp where the normal rules don’t exist. I mean, we’ve had people demanding tickets to Prague and all sorts of hootenanny over yachtmances, but Jenna takes the case!
There’s a new episode of The Adam and Jenna Show on tonight. I mean, there’s a new episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht on tonight. And, of course, that means more of Adam Glick and Jenna MacGillivray’s relationship drama. If a relationship is this difficult at the beginning, then it probably isn’t gonna work out in the long-term, yet here we are, suffering through this every day.
On tonight’s episode, Adam and Jenna decide to take a nap together during her break, which is probably gonna cause some drama. And she had the nerve to say Madison Stalker was unprofessional. Oh, the irony.
We’ve come to know that all yachting chefs are difficult to work with. Chief Stews Kate Chastain and Hannah Ferrier can attest to this and often say it in exasperated tones when complaining about their coworker in the galley.
Jenna MacGillivray ended up falling for chef Adam Glick on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. It was sort of cute to watch them flirt in the beginning. Then again, we didn’t have to walk in on it all the time and feel the discomfort that Madison Stalker did. Arguments started even before they hooked up, but after the fact, Adam seemed to drift into fight or flight mode. His moods permeated throughout the boat and caused tension for the rest of the crew as well.