A&E: Shipping Wars

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  1. Dec 27, 2011 #1 of 283
    pmyers

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    WhiskeyTango

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    Everyone is at war: Storage, Parking, Shipping, Whales, Weeds, Borders, Hogs, Stars, Robots, Weddings, & Cupcakes. Did I miss any?
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 #3 of 283
    vertigo235

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    I'll watch it too, it might be interesting, but I'm sure there will be a ton of manufactured drama.
     
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    The Flush

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    How long until another network offers nearly identical show?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 #5 of 283
    pmyers

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    Well there already is the Ice Road Truckers series which I don't even think is in the ice anymore. I think they moved to South America!
     
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    scooterboy

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    Normally I would schedule something somewhat interesting such as this for "back up" viewing, but I've got so dang much to watch now that it wouldn't make sense.
     
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    mrdbdigital

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    That's a spinoff of the regular series. Ice Road Truckers, the original, is still around. The spinoff is called something IRT.
     
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    ElJay

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    Let me guess, they get the Ice Road Truckers to drive it through fire and then somewhere off of a cliff?
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Or Gold Rush Alaska.

    Doesn't even take place in Alaska anymore!!



    Next year, Flying Wild Alaska will be set in Saskatchewan
     
  10. Dec 28, 2011 #10 of 283
    The Flush

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    I think there will soon be an Alaska based version of every reality show. Storage Wars Alaska will be so much more extreme than the current versions.
     
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    DeDondeEs

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    I'm waiting for "The Real Housewives of Fairbanks" A cat fight will break out because one of the women gets a plug-in engine block heater for her truck (with a broken windshield of course) and the other women think that she has just become too stuck up as a result. But then one housewife will get flannel lined jeans and the rumors will fly....
     
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    The Flush

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    I did catch a 1 episode (i think) 1 hours show on oil well drilling in Alaska on Planet Green last night. It was actually better than Black Gold because all the characters were not *******s.
     
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    MarkofT

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    Is it wrong to admit that I want to watch the show just to see them drop things?
     
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    Tobashadow

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    Is it wrong that on the Planet Green channel are shows on drilling for oil and cutting down trees?
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2012 #16 of 283
    pmyers

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    OK...I watched both episodes last night and I really enjoyed this show. Didn't seem to be a lot of "staging" going on (at least yet, but I'm sure it's coming).

    I checked out the uship.com website and it seems legit too.

    I'm surprised they didn't feature the hot chick shipper in one of these first 2 episodes though.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2012 #17 of 283
    mike_k

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    I watched both as well. So far so good. Interesting collection of drivers.

    We saw a pickup towing the big gnome driving southbound on I-71 through Cincinnati. The gnome was on its side though, not standing up like in the previews. The truck that was towing it had the A&E and Shipping Wars logos. Not sure if they are just driving around the county to advertise the show or what.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2012 #18 of 283
    Ment

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    this show is going to be an A&E hit for a couple seasons. Colorful characters..good stories from episode to episode due to the variety of items shipped. The drivers seem to know and have strong opinions about each other. Wonder if its just thru UShip or do they meet periodically like share jobs.
     
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    Maui

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    Okay, I watched it and enjoyed it enough to keep watching. Luckily Tuesdays are a really light TV night for me.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2012 #20 of 283
    Azlen

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    I liked it but was incredibly annoyed with the fact that they kept replaying the Handyman guy saying that he had to get the horse there in 36 hours or he loses half his money. I think I understood it the first five times he said it.
    The rookie guy was a complete moron. How do you get involved in shipping if you don't even have a licensed trailer?
     

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