Ax Men

2008 TV-14 3 seasons

Ax Men

2008 TV-14 3 seasons
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This documentary series follows a group of hardworking loggers who use both old and new technology -- along with a considerable amount of muscle -- to harvest one of the world's most vital natural resources.
Thom Beers, Darrell Holthusen, Jay Browning, Melvin Lardy, Jesse Browning, Dwayne Dethlefs, Mike Pihl, Kelly Baska, Robby Motsinger
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 4 discs

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest's forests, where grizzled loggers still risk life and limb to harvest timber. This intriguing show's debut season follows the fortunes of several logging crews as they deal with bad weather and equipment failures.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this reality series -- which follows four Pacific Northwest logging crews as they risk life and limb to cut timber in remote mountain areas -- highlights the dangers associated with logging (including some of the wounds sustained on the job, like one man's severed fingers). Loggers are occasionally shown getting hurt, and although no blood or graphic images are actually visible, some of these intense moments may be scary to young viewers. Perhaps not surprisingly given the stressful nature of the loggers' lifestyle, there's also a fair amount of strong language ("ass" and "damn"; words like "bitch" and "f--k" are bleeped out).

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Logging is presented as a dangerous business. Loggers handle axes, chain saws, and other cutting tools that can result in loss of limbs. Loggers are shown getting injured, though no blood is seen. One featured logger has a prosthetic hand due to an accident. Loggers are constantly dodging falling timber. Occasional arguments between the loggers.


Frequent use of words like "stupid" and "idiot." Other audible language includes "damn" and "hell." Words like "bitch" and "f--k" are bleeped out.

Social Behavior

The logging business relies on teamwork to be successful. Most of the loggers seem proud of what they do. The dollar value of the wood they harvest is constantly discussed. All the loggers featured are Caucasian men.


The four featured logging companies are frequently mentioned by name.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One logger refers to himself and his team as "winos."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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