Tony has a near miss while removing the heaviest part of the dredge and Parker fights with Rick when he opens up untested ground. Parker spends a quarter of a million dollars on new equipment. To earn some quick cash, he takes on a contract to replace the bridge leading to the Dakota Boys' claim. I think that this adventure has changed their lives. At Big Nugget Mine, Parker continues to hit pay dirt. This fate awaits the writers of this show.
Killed or scared off by bears, treacherous terrain, raging torrents and temperatures below -40 degrees, only one in three completed the journey. But while he's gone, his chief investor Jason Otteson arrives on the claim to find chaos — and no Todd. Tony's barge hits trouble on its way back to Dawson to finally begin the rebuild of his second monster dredge. Elsewhere, Tony and Gene have a disagreement about operations while Parker's wash plant is washing pay, but his team falls apart. But in Alaska, everything is a struggle. Parker faces a mutiny and seeks advice from his grandpa. All the desperation of mortgaging their lives, taking a great financial risk, and possibly failing in their efforts to make money are all fake.
Parker's hopes are drowned by multiple issues including a flooded cut. Of course the folks who like this slop wouldn't be interested in learning anything. It's impossible to lose gold. Parker's need for speed destroys his wash plant. Tony begins rebuilding his 75-year old dredge. Tony sends son Mike on his first voyage as Captain on his tug the Kid Commando. I will tell you the only guy who is actually smart is the kid who runs his grandfathers operation.
They prospect on a remote beach and high in the Andes Mountains, pushing the crew to its limits. I've enjoyed Storage Wars, I begrudgingly watch Pawn Stars but just find that show to be all contrived, and Ricks Dads is unintelligible, talks like his mouth is full of marbles, and with Rick's laugh, who needs canned laughter or a laugh-track, he laughs at all his own jokes! 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. He appears to have very little to no backbone. The Dakota Boys believe they've finally found the elusive Glory Hole. This is the core of what's wrong with this show. With features from Moonshiners, Gold Divers and Deadliest Catch.
The Hoffman crew moves their operation to the hostile Guyana jungle. At Indian River, Team Turin bites off more than they can chew. Each miner actor is probably being paid about thirty thousand dollars per episode to act desperate. Reminds me of a bunch of construction workers destroying the lands of Alaska. The Dakota boys get the biggest clean-out of their season.
Tony's dredge takes a hit as he puts a rookie winchman in the hot seat. Dustin finally gets real mining equipment up to Cahoon Creek to see if it holds big gold. Parker Schnabel risks damaging his washplant as he races to finish his last cut at Scribner Creek. Tony's daughter Monica gets stuck in a bad situation. 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.
And why the hell did they bring their kids up there. Archived from on 29 October 2014. While Rick is at his grandpa's funeral, Parker shuts him down by taking his equipment, and the Hoffmans discover that their wash-plant doesn't work in their new mine. Parker and Tony face off over royalties and land access in a confrontation that threatens to end one of their seasons before it's even begun. Never once have they checked to see if they are actually getting any gold. I don't see them winterize anything, yet they come back the next year and wouldn't you know? Archived from on February 18, 2015. Meanwhile, James Harness collapses and Jimmy Dorsey drives a wedge between himself and the crew when he takes on an extra job to earn cash.
Hells' bells, the Teletubbies have more smarts! A bunch of incompetent Yahoos go out digging in the woods. Running short on time and money Todd needs to deliver gold-rich pay dirt to convince his crew to abandon the Klondike. Things don't go always the way you want them to go. I saw a few episodes of the first season and was intrigued but forgot about the show until I caught an episode from Gold Rush: Alaska and have since watched that entire series and am salivating to watch more new episodes or to see what happens. Meanwhile, Fred Hurt brings in a new wheel-loader, and hires two new miners, but a shocking revelation one week in forces him to quickly fire one of them.
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