NOTE: I'm only one episode into the series so I have pretty much no huge impression of the show overall.
The show is supposed to follow the lives of several families as they live in the northern parts of Alaska. When I first heard of it, I was pretty interested in it. I wanted to torrent it right away but I noticed that there were little torrents for it available on public trackers. After starting to torrent the first season and receiving a DMCA notice almost immediately I figured out why. I was bummed because I thought that I would have to fork over $40 to watch the entire show (I didn't want to fork over $10/season to watch it legit). I remembered that I had a VPS in the US and that I could use that to watch the series through Discovery Go. It turns out if you do that though that you're plagued with the same amount of ads as if you're watching it on TV. Because ads just completely ruin a show I didn't want to deal with that. Thankfully I found out that youtube-dl let's you rip stuff off of Discovery Go so thankfully problem solved.
I'm planning on watching Episode #2 right now but I just wanted to know if anyone else has watched the series and what their thoughts are on it?