A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.
If I was grading on the amateur acting of the Hoffman and Schnabel crews, it would be a fat zero.
I do enjoy the Beets portions without criticism - honest workers, no drama.
Schnabel - petulant spoiled brat, perpetual smirk on his face, an idiot that only looks successful due to the hard work of his employee - of which he is a real prick to every episode. What a goof!
Shows like this has an audience not for the fake drama, but just to watch the machines working, illustrate repairs and improvisation, and the final product. It doesn't need anything else! Just like "Ax Men", another great show that the producers ruined by the fake drama, this series is also going to eventually fail, if they keep up with the soap opera scripts.
I've just finished watching S08 ep 20, and have to amend my review.
Todd and crew are pathetic, portray themselves as bumblers that have traveled North and South America mining for gold, and obviously don't have a clue about mining, nor understand the machines they use in the show. I see them as a bunch of aimless idiots!
Tony Beets has joined in the soap opera scripts, it seems - behaving like a greedy a-hole that resents anyone else operating a mine to the point of sabotaging others' operations?! Yes, what he does, obstructing the lawful movement and development of another business is criminal, *and if this was real acts of interference* he would be arrested and lose all the rights to his claims - forbidden from mining, himself...but it's fake, so he continues to just behave like a goof for the cameras.
Parker is still a tyrant brat that continues with his own fake crisis, fake feud with Beets, and fake drama.
*All these lands are owned by the State/Province/country, and mining rights/prospecting rights are permitted by the grace of these government jurisdictions*. All the show characters are only temporary guests of the land.
With contempt toward the show producers, that have lost focus on the gold mining, I've reduced the five-stars to a one...because zeroes aren't permitted.
This show is starting to bore the hell out of me!
- Nov 6, 2017