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Ice Road Truckers

Ice Road Truckers

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On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Grade:
A+

Ice Road Truckers Season 2 is an even more nail biting, character driven, insane show then it was last season as old and new truckers attempt to drive massive loads over the frozen ocean in a desolate part of the world. This season looks to bring all kinds of new chemistry to the show and even lay out old rivalries and bad blood.

What else can I say about this first episode of Ice Road Truckers Season 2 other then it’s a lit fuse slowly burning down to what looks to be an explosive finale. Sure the terrain is much more dangerous then last season and the loads all that much more complicated to haul but the real bang in this series are the characters. Hugh “Polar Bear” Rowland, the leader of the first season crew, is back and this time he’s on an even playing field with a couple of truckers he fired from the job last season. The tension builds right off the bat as Rowland and the bad blood between himself and the truckers are left alone in a room together while the new boss sorts jobs. Its painfully obvious that Rowland’s old crew are looking for some revenge, hoping to beat out the more experienced trucker in this new venture. Can they do it or are they setting their goals to high?

The travels to and from the two locations are exhilarating as the trucks glide over the ice and the ice grinds and crackles loudly as if ready to give way. It's also much higher stakes as the trucks haul massive equipment to a new natural resource that could help ease the energy crisis going on in the world. Its an important task and in that each travel and each character decision that goes on is ten times more powerful then when our guys were trucking simply for the money. Their feats could help shape the world. That is, if they can get past their ego’s, their rivalries, and the dangers of the frozen tundra. Ice Road Truckers Season 2 looks to be one of the best series coming.

AJ Garcia
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