66.7 F
Sunday, July 5, 2020

TV Review: Shipping Wars

“Shipping Wars.” I figured the title itself explained the show thoroughly enough to the point where I felt like I’ve already seen the show. To my surprise, I ended up watching a lot more than just one episode like I anticipated because I wanted to see what was needing to be shipped next.

The show starts off explaining the main characters: Roy, “the Handyman,” Mark, “the Big Rig,” Jarrett, “the Rookie,” Jennifer, “the Cowgirl,” and Scott and Susie, “the Veterans.” Although he may be a sarcastic prude at times, Roy is my favorite to watch. He gets the job done without taking advice from anyone.

I have no idea what is about to be shipped next, but for some reason, I find myself really wanting to know what’s next, and how the shipper is going to handle loading the often expensive merchandise onto their trailers. They ship all sorts of items from a gigantic steel sculpture of a bronco in commemoration of the Denver Bronco’s Super Bowl victory, to motorcycles with side carts.

Five minutes in and the tires get rolling. Each trucker has their laptop out and each places a bid on an extravagantly large item that a next customer needs shipped which is too large for USPS or UPS.

Actually, funny story about the motorcycle with the side cart. Jarrett, the rookie, placed the winning bid to ship the motorcycle with the side cart. After spending about a half of a day trying to get the side cart detached from the motorcycle, he gave up and ended up bailing out on the shipment. He received negative feedback of 0/5 stars.

Basically, if you want to see how exceptionally large items are shipped, watch this show. You’ll be able to stream Shipping Wars through Netflix, although the pilot episode is available on A&E’s website.

I’ll give the show a rating of 89/100. Over 60 points means I’ll watch again. Rating is based on four categories: reality, plot, originality and acting; each with a 25 point maximum. The reality category is rating in terms of genre, so in an action show, action would replace reality. I’m going to classify “Shipping Wars” as a reality.

Reality: 23/25

Plot: 21/25

Originality: 20/25

Acting: 25/25

Total: 89/100





Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Must Read

Sports: Pros and cons of Seahawks’ NFL draft pick Malik McDowell

Why did the Seahawks go after a defensive tackle with their first selection in the 2017 NFL draft? Coming off...

Resident advisers hold open forum with university officials to discuss concerns

Written by: Bram Briskorn and Questen Inghram Over 300 people packed into Arntzen Hall, room 100 as if it were...

Lynden protests stay-at-home amid pandemic

A parade of vehicles boasting American flags, honking horns arrive at the Lynden Freedom Parade to...

Latest News

March to defund police seeks structural change

Sunday’s protest in solidarity with Black Lives Matter unites communities including LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous people...

Campus wildlife during the pandemic

With most public spaces closed due to COVID-19, wild animals have once again filled those spaces

Want to change how much you pay on student loans?

By Kiana Doyle Student loans — the daunting subject that can strike fear in the heart of any college...

We should be supporting tattoo artists during the pandemic

Flash sheet by Rodney Smartlowit. // Photo courtesy of Rodney Smartlowit Opinion By Kaelin Bell

COVID-19 restrictions on scuba divers

By Jason James There is one local certified scuba shop, Gone Diving, that must...

More Articles Like This