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During the harsh winter of Canada's Northwest Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut off from the world. To keep them supplied, a tenacious group of long-haul truckers drive their rigs over hundreds of miles on ice roads cut across the surface of frozen lakes. Sometimes the ice cannot support the heavy rig, and driver and cargo plunge through the ice and sink to the bottom. Hitch a risky ride along with the Ice Road Truckers as they drive headlong into bone-chilling danger. Written by History Channel

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Take an adrenaline-pumping ride on one of the most dangerous roads in the world.


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[opening narration, season 1]
Narrator: At the top of the world, there's an outpost like no other - and a job only a few would dare. The mission: to haul critical supplies across three hundred and fifty miles of frozen lakes to Canada's remote, billion-dollar diamond mines.
Alex Debogorski: It's called the dash for the cash.
Narrator: The challenge: to transport ten thousand loads in sixty days - before the road disappears. The rewards are great.
Rick Yemm: Get me hooked up to make some money!
Narrator: The risks, even greater. These are the men who ...
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Essentially an informative documentary, although some abrasive characters
25 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Channel 5's new television series, "Ice road truckers" was suitably intriguing at first sight. Further into the series we are introduced to more and more characters and we see their personalities unravel before our eyes.

We learn about aspects of their job such as the huge machines they use to carry out their bidding, and what kind of a life they lead while trawling the Ice Road. All the truckers we see are working for the head honcho "Hugh Roland" a big, hairy, macho man nick named "the polar bear" by his employees.

Soon enough, the true personality of the drivers is revealed; from the very likable southern Californian "T.J." to the rather arrogant Rick Yemm. That brings me to another point, the swearing. Unfortunately the drivers tend to swear every other sentence which leads to a series of very annoying beeps.

The introduction for every episode has so far been repeated from the pilot episode, which has lots of cheesy introductions like Alex's line where he says "It's called the dash for the cash" which makes for some cringe worthy viewing. Apart from these small hang ups (and all the other stuff I have no doubt forgotten) Ice road truckers makes for a likable documentary and some easy Friday night viewing.


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