Hawass is normally a somewhat brusque guy, but in Chasing Mummies he is unbelievable. He isn't an abusive boss. He's a parody of an abusive boss. This can't be Hawass's normal personality, or his normal life.
Nothing about the show is normal. Two of the three young "fellows" have studied acting, and every word that comes out of their mouths is too perfect, too scripted. Normal speech doesn't sound anything like that. And getting stuck in a pyramid is only realistic if you're a character in a book or movie.
For the most part, Chasing Mummies is like an unfunny version of The Office. Here's an example of a typical scene:
Zoe the intern: It is a pleasure to meet you, hi--
Hawass: Nice meeting you. I have no time. Goodbye. (Leaves.)
Okay, so there are a few funny parts. Most of the time, though, they're trying too hard to make it funny and dramatic. It's as if the creators of Chasing Mummies saw this sketch by comedian Eddie Izzard and took it too much to heart:
Hawass has been criticized in the past, but I actually rather like the guy. You can't deny that he's done so much for Egyptian archaeology. If you want truly exciting Egyptology without the faked melodrama, I recommend reading his memoir Secrets from the Sand: My Search for Egypt's Past.