We're down to the wire out of money and have been supposedly running for months. The series is a spin-off of the original Goldrush series, and it features Dakota Fred and his son Dustin from that series in their new adventures. This reminds me of the Documentary where that idiot decided he is Yogi's best friend and is kissing all the Bears and naming them,then one eats him. In the new reality series, which premieres in January, the father son duo return to McKinley Creek, Alaska, where they've enlisted a team of intrepid divers, mountaineers and bush mechanics to search for gold deep in one of Alaska's wildest creeks. This whole idea was a mess- Starting with bringing kid's then killing things that live there because of the kids and they all follow the old guys lack of responsibility.
The narration is well done and the music is fantastic. This year Todd and Jack take over an existing claim, and wouldn't ya know? This fate awaits the writers of this show. What makes me believe in the show is that too much operation, equipment and costs are involved for it all to be fake. A bunch of incompetent Yahoos go out digging in the woods. This reality series follows gold prospectors as they look for the precious metal in the wilds of Alaska. I am amazed when I see things such as equipment operating for long periods without a sign of a grease gun or any maintenance at all!.
Never once have they checked to see if they are actually getting any gold. For the sole reason of watching that retarded group try and get gold. The series debuted on the Discovery cable network in 2018. Reminds me of a bunch of construction workers destroying the lands of Alaska. He appears to have very little to no backbone. Do as I said before and introduce an anti-social person in that morons crew and just film. He commands absolutely no sense of leadership or authority.
Another miracle- the batteries are hot, the stuff starts right up without anyone checking a thing. The Discovery Channel should do a show on the impact of mining of the gold as compared to the benefit. Feeling slightly stupid to be a sucker for this show. The camera crew had done a really great job. Its really as simple as that. In the fist season they only found 14 ounces of gold worth about twenty thousand dollars but in actuality each minute of commercials probably brings the production company about that much money so everyone in this production is doing quite well.
I have to add one more thing. Unless you want to believe the miners actors agreed to act for free. To me it looks like he has been eating way to much on dads money. The location, which only recently became available, is surrounded by white water rapids, forcing the guys to dive into raging torrents. Maybe I'm just biased because I've been prospecting and mining gold in the Mojave Desert since the 1970's. In this case they faced like tons of problems but they're spirit was unbreakable and the mechanic - amazing. Parker is developing a A-class asshole attitude, if some of this is real it is interesting to ponder why - ambition, expectations, camera fever, narcissism or something else? The writers have gone out of their way to create fake drama in this show.
Of course the folks who like this slop wouldn't be interested in learning anything. Perhaps they should all go crab fishing. But don't confuse my rant as hating this show, I love it but if the producers are reading this I have something that will help your ratings without having to make them act out drama. I spent 54 years as a journeyman truck-and heavy-equipment mechanic, often working through the night by myself a long way away from any help. Aload of twerps get some money together, decide to go to alaska and try to mine Gold. Hells' bells, the Teletubbies have more smarts! Even just one episode, it will make you happy to know that even on your worst day you will be more intelligent than any of these guys on their best day. You simply fail to recover it.
They presume their audience is as ignorant as they are. How much is real and how much is played or scripted, I don't know, but seems real enough for me to not turn the program off. . We all know there's bears in alaska don't we, so if we were setting up camp we'd take a gun or two for protection. Seriously, check the classified ads.
I don't care what the ending is- I shut it off because of the irresponsible acts like shooting guns anywhere without concerns of fellow neighbor miners claim. But at the end of the day it is incredibly entertaining for me. They had a decent chunk of cash, more than most and they could have used it to invest in things that do profit during economic times and employed their friends. For the amount of material they supposedly moved and the pitiful amount of gold recovered they have picked the worst spot on earth, maybe the entire solar system. And their leader, oh my god their leader.