DVD Review: Ice Road Truckers S7
Ice Road Truckers is a guilty little pleasure of mine. Season 6 I skipped because there was no Lisa Kelly, and there is a little too much testosterone in the show without at least a token female. But with her return in Season 7, I was in with a grin. This season is focused on an apparent battle between Polar Industries and obnoxious trucker Hugh Rowland, who sets up his own trucking company with the sole intent of putting Polar Industries out of business. Always a good reason to start a company.
What follows is 12 episodes of what we’ve come to expect and love about Ice Road Truckers; the characters and the wilderness, and the seemingly way too bumpy roads. It’s all good fun.
However, as with any reality TV show, after time the cracks become more and more obvious. This season the drama is so manufactured that it’s blindingly obvious that the entire show is scripted and there is no real battle between Polar and Hugh. Even the truck crashes are either staged, or the production company has about a bazillion cameras all set up along the highway filming constantly, because that’s the only way you would catch all the action, so dammed perfectly on a show like this.
But hey, as I said before, it’s a fun little guilty pleasure, and as long as the production company ease back on the obvious a tad, the show still has plenty of life left in it.
And in case you were wondering, no the photo of Lisa Kelly at the top of this review has nothing to do with IRTS7 – but hey, that’s reality TV for you, all smoke and mirrors.
Rating: M Offensive language.