YMMV / Tugs

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme music, especially when given vocals to accompany Vienna's exit during Bigg Freeze.
    • Also the Bridge Cafe Band Music.
  • Friendly Fandoms: The show is popular among Thomas And Friends fans to the point where there are plenty of Crossover fanfictions between the two. Being produced by the same studio also helps.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The creepy atmosphere in the episode "Ghosts" is rather chilling, the "moaning" when the ghost fleet appears makes it more unsettling.
    • The fire and explosions in the episode "Munitions" are extremely devastating, resulting in Big Mickey toppling into the water (and dying depending on the cut), a petrol barge exploding, nearly killing Ten Cents and a naval tanker being horrifically torn apart.
    • At the end of the episode "Up River," Warrior is on the wrong side of a makeshift dam to stop an out-of-control mass of logs from destroying Uptown. When the logs appear, we're treated to two horrifying points of view; one from Warrior's perspective of the logs bearing down on him and another from the logs floating coming closer to Warrior who can only stay there helplessly and fearfully. He thankfully manages to use his strength to divert them away, but it's still a tense moment in the series.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The series had quite a few explosions, with "Munitions" getting the award for "Episode Most Likely Made by Both Michael Bay and Gerry Anderson".