IRT Deadliest Roads Season Two: The Andes
Whilst the original series, Ice Road Truckers has grown a little boring, it’s spin off, IRT Deadliest Roads has just kicked it’s second Season onto DVD, and it’s better than the first. Featuring bad boy Hugh Rowland and Ice Queen Lisa Kelly along with three new drivers, Deadliest Roads Season Two – The Andes sees these truck drivers put through their paces as they deliver a variety of loads on some of the most scary roads you’ve ever seen.
But the roads themselves – and the spectacular views – take a back seat to the personalities and scripted drama as this is American reality TV at it’s finest.
Don’t get me wrong, there is certainly the danger than one of these drivers could potentially kill themselves, but the reality is that the danger is more manufactured than real. But somehow, even though you know everything is probably scripted and the final outcome decided before the cameras started rolling, it still has that nail biting addictive quality that saw you hanging till the end of season one.
Hugh plays the role of the arrogant American with ease and is easy to hate – but only with the knowledge that without him, the show would fail miserably. Lisa begins to show a new side to her character, proving that not only can she overcome anything thrown at her, but that she has been taking her cues from Hugh. In-fact even some of the new boys seem to be plagerising Hugh a little too much.
The only problem with this season is that the first half seems to be a little too focused on going back and forth along the same road, but the second half more that makes up with a variety of potential death traps for our drivers to negotiate and things to destroy.
Roll on Season 3.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read