Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery and its affiliates worldwide. The series follows the placer gold mining efforts of various family-run mining companies mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, although the prospecting efforts of Todd Hoffman's 316 Mining company have ranged across both South America and western North America.
Though some conversations are clearly reconstructed for the cameras, there is a feeling in "Gold Rush" that the stakes are quite real, with actual problems shown with real emotions (which should be standard in such series but sadly isn't). There's the allure of the gamble of mining, too, because hard work doesn't necessarily equal reward. With few certainties, things are kept tense and interesting. There is expensive heavy machinery and monster trucks to help the crews break through ice and stir up tracks during the short season they are able to work without frost, and watching those machines work is just flat-out fun. The action is enhanced by an emotive soundtrack as well as some strategically-placed cameras on the equipment itself. The pace swirls swiftly, but a narrator seamlessly guides us through what's happening on screen: how these men get the work done is part of the fascination and draw of the show, and the unexpected educational aspect gives it a little more depth than just waiting for someone to get lucky.--Allison Keane, The Hollywood Reporter, October 26, 2012
Edward Gorsuch, Justin Kelly, Tim Dalby
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