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Gold Rush: Season 3

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gallogiro, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I know the show seems like a bunch of bs, but I still watch it. Anyone else?

    Your thought on the new trommel? I think it will fail and they will go back to old blue again.

    Dakota fred is an ***. But so is the kid, little cocky sob.
     
  2. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    After all the whining about being broke etc. Did you note the massive addition of equipment to the operation? I suspect their sole income is from the production company. I didn't get the same take on the kid, think he is pretty amazing for a high school kid. Bet he thinks twice before bailing out old Fred next time!
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    The equipment is from investers. That's what the presentation in the hotel was all about.
     
  4. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Oh he's definitely talented, don't get me wrong. Not many kids his age can do what he does. Just his attitude, then again he is just a teenager.
     
  5. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    You guys think dave will beat todd?

    How many ounces are they going for this year? lol:what:
     
  6. FatherHolyHoly

    FatherHolyHoly MN Active Member

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    I wished it were a show about gold mining. The Discovery channel reminds me of an ex girlfriend of mine... It used to be informative, intelligent and nice to look at. After some time, that wasn't good enough for her. It seems the new model for their TV shows is to find something interesting, add a can of BS and contrived drama about the smallest of things, add commercials and voila, they've got a show with maybe two minutes of useful information. I find this "model" insulting to my intelligence (and I'm not a smart person by any means) and no, I cannot watch it anymore. The majority of Americans must like it or they wouldn't keep making shows by this model. I wish more people felt the way I do and things would change. They'd have to. Until then, I'll just leave the cable disconnected.
     
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  7. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I agree, this show is far from reality. I know they are all fake, so I just see it as entertainment. You are totally right, it shouldn't be on that network. I used to watch discovery as a kid and it used to be educational.

    Now my kids and I watch TLC, like to watch 'how it's made' and my boys like anything space and science related.
     
  8. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Same with Nat Geo - and now they show 'Doomsday Preppers' Not a heckuva lot of geography, or education there either.
    As far as Gold Rush is concerned I don't know much about gold mining - but I talked to someone who does and he told me what they (the Hoffman clan) are doing is all but 100% bassackwards from 'real' gold mining.
     
  9. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy the show.
    They seem like decent guys. Wouldnt be surprised if some of them are members of this forum.
    Im sure the production $$ is pretty decent and takes a little of the risk out, but I root for them to score big. I think they honestly work hard at it.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    How is anyone making $$$ spending millions in an attempt to make one million?
     
  11. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    How exactly is the show faked? I agree with the addition of BS here and there to make the show more exciting, but these guys are really there, doing real work. So I ask again, how is it faked.

    For Gads sake, it's not like pawn Stars which is 100% fake.
     
  12. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Welcome to the world of business? Its not like its lost capital. You cant expect to turn a $500 investment into equipment into a $10,000 earning.

    For example for their situation, you could spend $2 million on equipment and after the season sell it for (if purchased wisely) close to initial investment costs, and any depreciation is your actual equipment cost for the year.
     
  13. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Also I typically see posts about this show and others on discovery/history channels where a commenter believes that the producers are throwing money at the show. In reality they rarely provide any money for shows like this, since its not a huge network with tons of money, so the budget all goes into production costs.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My wife works with a man who's son is a gold miner in Alaska, she says he says it's nothing like what they really do.
     
  15. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    The show is good for entertainment, as long as you realize that it's mostly fake.
    The "miners" are paid salary, the gold count is faked for added drama, and they use "creative editing" to say the least.

    Fred had a good rant about some of their "editing" of reality

     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pawn Stars: the old man makes $15,000 per episode, Chumlee makes $25,000 and the father and son each make more. I'd like to have that kind of income, even if the show is fake!
     
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    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    The fat boy has a 4 year "degree" in bible studies. Explains why he can't run a mechanical device without bollixing it.
     
  18. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I think your term 'faked' is actually a euphemism for 'staged' or 'scripted' Faking something is representing it in a manner that does not really exist whereas yes, they actually are out there working, digging, welding, running heavy equipment but in a staged manner, similar to how a movie is made being filmed in a natural setting. There may not be much of a script but it is most certainly staged.
     
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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    That is the sad part. Most of us bust our derriere for a lot less then we see a fat, illiterate, lisping individual with a vocabulary of probably 25 words in this income bracket.
     
  20. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    The part that is faked, or scripted, is the hostility between members of the cast and the breakdowns and time deadlines. All the shows like this are the same from Orange County Choppers to Restaurant Impossible.