Ship­ping Wars

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Tues­day, 7.30pm, A & E More re­al­ity guff about the machi­na­tions of ship­ping, by which the Amer­i­can pro­duc­ers of this se­ries mean road trans­port, and the con­flict be­tween com­pa­nies to bid for the right to ‘‘ ship’’ un­usual items — you know, very long things, rep­tiles, pi­anos, mon­ster cars. ‘‘ There’s a whole new breed of gam­bler,’’ says the nar­ra­tor. ‘‘ One wrong move (read: an item drop­ping to the ground as it is be­ing loaded or un­loaded) and they could lose it all.’’ Nat­u­rally there’s also big money to be made, cash on the nail, and it must be counted, bill by bill, be­fore our eyes. What, they don’t have EFT in the US? In this episode you can catch up with Roy ‘‘ the handy­man’’, Jen­nifer ‘‘ the cow­girl’’, Jar­rett ‘‘ the rookie’’, and Marc ‘‘ the big rig’’, as well as Chris and Rob­bie, ‘‘ the hot­shot cou­ple’’. If you want to

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