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.
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.
Was there ever a boat-mance with a happy ending on any of the Below Deck shows? Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan don’t really count because they’ve just been living in some kind of time warp, stuck on Parsifal with no other options. They bicker like a married couple and flirt like adolescents. But they are the best we’ve got.
No other couple has worked out once the boat docked and they had to face the real world together. Aesha Scott and Jack Stirrup had promise on Below Deck Mediterranean last season. Until he returned to his ex-girlfriend and they had a child together. Hannah Ferrier gave it a go with Conrad Empson. They didn’t even make it to the end of the season as a result of her emasculating and belittling comments towards him about money. Malia White played two guys at once, one of them being our very own, Chef Adam Glick. Now Adam is in the middle of another turbulent relationship that isn’t looking it’s going to end happily.
It’s official – Adam Glick is a bad omen. There he was whistling, whistling, whistling…. all throughout the entire episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, and everywhere he blew a tune bad luck soon followed.
Georgia Grobler is secretly in love with Paget Berry, one half of an incestuous set of twins, but in order to keep the on-board harmony Georgia is forced to succumb to a date with Chris Miller, a sunny side up egg in a carton of hard boiled.
Jenna MacGillivray just wants Adam to love her, however the more she begs the more he rolls up the windows on his trusty traveling van and puts up a “No Emotional Vacancies” sign. Madison Stalker just wants to be understood, and appreciated, and loved, and accepted and all the things one will not find in the storage hull of a super yacht. Captain Glenn Shephard just wants to have the perfect sail, but in his quest for an uncomplicated voyage he finds himself throttled by the wind.
Last night’s Below Deck Sailing Yacht was a battle for the most annoying egos. Starting with charter guest Lyndi, whose voice had a fabricated squeakiness I assume she thinks is cute and charming, but actually sounds like a five-year-old in Suzuki violin lessons. Then there was Adam Glick. Someone please just drop him in a barren wasteland, far from any females for the remainder of his days.
Lyndi is on this trip with her boyfriend Jesse, who she decidedly does not love. Maybe she did love him until she tasted Adam… Adam’s food that is. It’s probably that Lyndi mostly eschews calories, so being around the decadence of Adam’s cooking which contain *gasp* fat grams has her in a state of arousal.
After arguing with Jesse at dinner because she won’t stop openly hitting on Adam, Lyndi and her pal sneak down to the galley to harass him. Jenna MacGillivray is standing right there, watching as these OC wannabe Barbies throw themselves at him. Adam always seems like he smells like grease and fish – uck.