REVIEW: Parking Wars follows traffic wardens as they face plenty of tears and tantrums
Most of us know how infuriating it is to receive a parking fine, but have you ever imagined what it’s like to be the worker issuing the ticket? Us neither, until watching Parking Wars.
The BLAZE reality series follows the Philadelphia Parking Authority, or PPA, as they ticket, boot and tow cars as part of their daily working routine and exposes the regular abuse they face from angry vehicle owners.
Each episode is 20 minutes long and is divided into three segments showing a car entering the PPA violation system: impound lot, booting/towing, and ticketing.
The show offers an alternative perspective as viewers experience a day in the life of these traffic wardens as they struggle to calm down irate offenders, annoyed at them for simply doing their job. And we sure do meet some real characters on the series, with car owners throwing extreme tantrums and turning on the tears as they interact with the workers towing and ticketing their beloved vehicles. If you enjoy watching a bit of TV drama and a shouting match or two, then this series will certainly satisfy that craving.
The public so often see the PPA members as the bad guy, but Parking Wars personalises these workers as we get to know them as real people with senses of humour and good hearts. In fact, by the end of an episode, you might not be so quick to rage at the next officer who gives you a ticket…
Watch Parking Wars weeknights at midnight on BLAZE.