Big Timber is a great choice if you enjoy Canada, trees, and reality TV. The story is about a family-owned and operated logging company on Vancouver Island. History premiered the first season in 2020. It was initially commissioned. It did well enough in terms of ratings that Season 1 was released on Netflix in July. It peaked at #6 on Netflix’s Top 10 Trending shows list.
“Big Timber” is one of the stealthiest reality shows to transition from network TV to Netflix in quite some time. The show has been a little underrated since its debut on Netflix.
Although the lumber company featured on the show has its own Instagram and Facebook accounts, it is not making much of a difference beyond that. Rotten Tomatoes is unable to give the show a definitive review because it has received so little feedback. What’s the deal?
There’s more to Big Timber than meets the eye. We’ve got the scoop.
It is a hard job that takes little time.
The employees of “Big Timber” are a shame for Americans who work long hours and rarely take time off. According to District Chronicles, Kevin Wenstob (the main character in the History Channel-Netflix reality show), stated bluntly that it was impossible to take time off. “There is never any downtime in this industry… we probably take two Fridays off per year.” What about longer vacations, like the week or two that those Europeans can take? It’s all overrated. When the topic of a weekend lasting more than three days came up, he said that “there’s a lot to do.”
Although 16-hour workdays are not uncommon for the Wenstobs or their employees, Kevin said that the hard-working work seen on the reality series isn’t the majority. It’s the family sawmill, which is the “stable employment area” and the logging that makes the most money. It’s still a lot to work 16 hours a day.
Yes, the sustainable forest is possible
The Victoria News published a feature about Mr. and Mrs. Wenstob just before History’s premiere. It stated that the couple is committed to sustainable practices. They are members of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and take their responsibility to the environment seriously. This is not about avoiding costly legal problems for over-foresting in the short term. It is about the long-term goal to ensure that forests thrive and stay healthy so that they can continue to earn income.
The logging industry is continually dealing with negative press and threats from knowledgeable (but often uninformed) environmentalists due to irresponsible forest destruction in areas like the Amazon rainforest. If done sustainably, logging or forestry can be a carbon sink. This means that they absorb as much or more carbon from the atmosphere as they emit. Replanting forests in remote areas that are already bare is a good thing for local economies and helps to combat global climate change. The industry needs to improve its public image before it can take root.
They do more than just cut down trees.
As with most reality TV shows viewers only see a small portion of what the Wenstobs do to keep the lights on. When it comes to making the show more appealing for viewers, the mundane and everyday stuff almost always gets cut. This is often for entertainment purposes, but the audience doesn’t get a full picture of what goes on.
Safety meetings are an integral part of loggers’ daily lives, especially upon the hills. Kevin said that the terrain changes all the time and there are always new hazards to be aware of. These aren’t all the natural hazards that loggers must deal with. It is also possible for wildlife to be dangerous. Elk is a close second in terms of threats, while bears and cougars are particularly dangerous.
They are on the lookout to find Bigfoot
These reality TV stars also have to be aware of other natural wildlife, such as bears, elk, and bears. The reporter asked Kevin about Bigfoot sightings within the region during the magazine interview. Although he had an interesting answer, it was probably not satisfying for Bigfoot enthusiasts.
He laughed at the joke and said that he knew what he meant. “When you go around a corner he might still be there because there are old stories about them being out there in that area. But I haven’t seen anything yet.” That sentence’s keyword is “yet.” Who knows what the future may hold? In future episodes, fans may be able to witness a live Bigfoot sighting. Unfortunately, there aren’t any Bigfoot sightings in Season 1. However, anything could happen in Season 2.
Big Timber will be renewed for a second season.
The internet is still uncertain if “Big Timber” will get Season 2. One could argue that the performance of the first season, which teleported directly to Netflix and debuted in the Top 10 Trending shows right away, is reason to be optimistic. It’s also unlikely that a show will be renewed unless it is a huge success. Niche markets such as reality TV take time for word to spread via social media and word of mouth before executives make a decision. Even though “Big Timber” isn’t around for a year, it has been around since then.
According to The Cinemaholic, there is still hope. According to The Cinemaholic, the online publication reported recently that the show was already approved for its second round in January 2021. They did not cite the source. Is it true? Or is Season 2 still in negotiation? We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Keep checking back with us.