I was reading threads and happened on this one. Hooray - WOW! I turned on the TV to catch the last four shows of last season and the first show of this season. I'm hooked. What made it even more interesting was that I had just seen the Kevin Kostner movie about the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers based in Kodiak. At least the swimmer didn't have to jump into the water, but it was scary enough to be lowered to the boat's deck.
And you're right about getting hooked on the characters. The Northwestern's rookie hasn't even begun to be punk'd yet. LOL! Jeez, one gets a very visceral reminder of the power of the sea. I had to keep reminding myself to breath when they faced the storm.
My new Tuesday night viewing has been set. Thanks for the heads up.