Over the 11-season run of “Life Below Zero,” the NatGeo series has won a trio of Emmys. If, in addition to Cinematography and Picture Editing, there was a category for “pulling a snowmobile from a freezing lake in the immediate aftermath of a dangerous windstorm,” the show might be up for a few more.
This episode features interview snippets with the show’s crew, from those running cameras to the series’ Safety Manager. For a show ostensibly set in a place where extreme conditions are the norm, it’s jarring to see how much water plays into the logistical nightmare of filming anywhere near the Arctic. From threatening to freeze the crew’s transportation to turning their tents into the world’s coldest waterbeds, much of the efforts in this episode have to deal with the wet stuff in all its forms.