Amy L. Butler | 10/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this for my husband for a Christmas gift. It is pretty entertaining. It is mostly just "fluff" T.V., but watching some of these guys whine and cry cracks me up. The ice road itself is pretty amazing. When it starts melting, I don't know how these guys keep driving on it to get in their last loads... Overall, I would recommend it."
THE ICE ROAD!
armymom | northern california | 01/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"AWESOME! Winter road just gets in your blood. It's like a soap opera for rednecks! I love this series and it's edge of your seat excitement even though you know they will mostly make it!"
Ice Road Truckers Season Two is a bust!
Glenn M. Schoditsch | Richmond, Virginia USA | 11/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ice Road Truckers - The Complete Season 1 (History Channel) was a unique query into the phenomena of "At The Top of The World" ice road trucking. An eclectic group of ice road drivers, the bleeped out language, interaction between drivers and the sheer "man vs the elements" made for quite an enjoyable series.
Season Two was a bit of a disappointment. The weeks depicting the gas drill rig being moved and reassembled was good but watching week after week of Hugh "The Polar Bear" driving a waste truck, Rick transporting dirty snow and Drew delivering candy & soda just killed the novelty of the whole series. I'll be taking a pass on Season Two!
Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Three has been a delight with the show moving to the USA. Notice that because this year has been in the US, all drivers are wearing seat belts; even our lovable Canadian drivers. Perhaps next season will be in the Asian Arctic. That would be "cool"!"
Awful narration, poor understanding
ex-trucker | Oregon | 01/20/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was very interested in this series after spending 12 years of my life as a long hauler. Aside from the pseudo dramatic overdone narration it is apparent that the producers know very little about the occupation of trucking. True, it is dangerous, but the real problems that some of these guys faced had more to do with their ineptness in driving & understanding the equipment they use on a daily basis. The idea that someone with years & years of experience can't down shift without mashing every gear is simply unbelievable. The arrogance of the "Polar Bear" in his treatment of his hired drivers & lack of willingness to accept responsibility for his own behavior destroys his own credibility. The only driver who knew what he was doing & did it well was is Jay. To bad we don't have more like that. For all of the critical comments, I did enjoy the show but please get another narrator! aka Tenderfoot p.s. I was a lady driver & pulled flatbed with my own truck!"