editorial | ‘WICKED TUNA’
Bringing reality to reality TV
A subset of reality shows about blue collar jobs has grown popular, perhaps as a result of the economic downturn. The latest is “Wicked Tuna,’’ about fisherman in Gloucester, which premiered on Sunday to a million viewers. When so much of television involves over-the-top displays of wealth and glamour - often without reference to any actual work - it is refreshing to watch the daily struggles of real people doing a real job, and loving it.