For those guys who dig the cold-weather Marlboro-man show that is Ice Road Truckers, season two proves to be everything the first season was, and more. Though it’s a bit overhyped and leans toward the dramatic, it still provides an entertaining hour of programming.
We’re roughly halfway into the season now, and two things are clear. First: When the temperature drops to thirty or forty below zero, that part of the world has more ways to kill you than a bionic ninja. The second observation you grasp pretty quickly: Bad ice road truckers don’t stay that way for very long. They learn to be a good trucker, go home, or die — there seems to be no in-between. It might be hard to swallow, but so is a trip over the ice.
In short, if you can take the overexcited announcer doing the Jesse-James-style play-by-play, it’s worth your time to watch it.
Set the Tivo for Sundays on the History channel at 8 central.
Ice Road Truckers [History Channel]