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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Parking officers have feelings, too.

8/10
Author: mike_cable from Australia
13 September 2010

The first thing that's clear about Parking Wars is that the often-hated parking officers are individuals with wonderful sense of humours and personalities who are just doing their job. They deal with so many angry citizens who didn't follow the rules that they agreed to by obtaining a driver's licence and owning a motor vehicle.

It's a fair system designed to maintain order, but many citizens don't see it that way, they make up their own rules. This is where the television show gets interesting and we see many "victims" who try to talk their way out of a fine and usually end up personally insulting the parking officer or wasting hours of their important lives arguing about small details at the vehicle impound center.

People yell obscenities from the sidewalk as the clamping van slowly drives by, checking each car's plate for outstanding tickets, as if it's a game. The officers inside the van seem to love it and are never surprised when someone will come running out of a house with some ridiculous story about why the tickets haven't been paid. They've heard it all.

A very entertaining show and highly recommended.

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Good and different reality series

8/10
Author: seanprussel from United States
16 December 2008

I'm not much for reality type serials, but this one is pretty good. It's interesting the way people curse out and villainies the Philadelphia Parking Authority. (PPA) It really shows how clueless those folks that ignore simple rules like having insurance and a valid drivers license keeps everyone safe and secure. (somewhat) It get on my nerves a little bit when morons yell at the PPA officers who are just doing their jobs. I wonder if these dopes realize that if there were no parking rules, people would just double park and park in front of hydrants and emergency areas,park in handicapped spots,cars would clog already ridiculously overcrowded roadways. Think about that next time you yell at 1 of these officers!

I find the PPA officers on this show to be funny and interesting, the way each personality blends into the Philly scene. Particularly interesting is Garfield and Sherry, 2 Boot officers who have a great chemistry, and show what great teamwork they have feeding off each other.

Each and every PPA officer on this show almost is forced to learn psychology in order to deal with an angry and ignorant public. Some are really good at defusing a volatile situation and confrontation from a panicked ticket offender.

Give this show a look, its not too taxing on the brain, and has a good mix of humor sensitivity and a good picture of urban Philly life.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Robbery without a gun

1/10
Author: ctmur from United States
3 March 2012

The problem these assholes cause when writing out their tickets could be solved with a high rise building and a sniper rifle. You never ever see these assholes writing tickets in those upscale white neighborhoods. It's always in the blight areas of the city. Especially where the people live that are lucky if they can put food on the table for their family. It's a downright disgrace. Our society has fallen so far that it doesn't care what is morally right. With all that's wrong in the city itself, it's a dam shame this is one that they attack without any compassion whatsoever. Even to the extent that they flat out rob you without a gun and hold your car hostage. Then add on out of this world towing and storage charges. Then if you can't come up with these outrageous fees they go and sell your car. In the old west they settled things like this with a tall tree and a short piece of rope. No wonder people are so filled with hate these days

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