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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Engaging show about dangerous, rarely seen work.

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The series goes underground with the Sandhogs, showing exactly how they bore massive tunnels through the earth. It's a fascinating look at a dangerous, complicated job and the tough men who do it. Sandhogs have labored below New York for more than 150 years, working on many of the area's most important -- and most dangerous -- infrastructure projects, though they're rarely celebrated for their contributions. This program corrects that lapse and is a worthy entry in the close-up-on-dangerous-jobs genre that has become so popular.

It's clear that these men take their work seriously, and they like to discuss their profession's long and storied history. "We're like astronauts down here," says one. "We find out, five feet at a time, what this Earth is made of."

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