Gold Rush? Unacceptable!

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Unacceptable!

So, I’m a long time Gold Rush fan.  There’s nothing like watching people take a shot at something they have absolutely no business doing, and since Season One I’ve been hooked.  Everyone featured on the show gradually got better, despite Discovery’s ham-handed way of inserting Christo Doyle (the Executive Producer) into the show as much as possible, who often picked fights and very transparently tried to create conflict and drama.

So when this season Discovery announced in their pre-season advertising that this season “Someone hits the Motherlode!” I got excited.  Finally, one of these three teams makes it – the notoriously inept Hoffmans, the irascible Dakota Boys or the young Parker, hoping to live up to his grandpa’s legacy.  This was going to be the season that ends with one of these teams realizing the dream that Gold Rushes have always promised – to strike it rich beyond your wildest dreams.

It was a good season.  Lots of interesting things happened.  Todd Hoffman was his usual risk-loving, often inept self and nearly ruined his whole season.  Parker rode waves of success and failure.  The Dakotas constantly edged nearer and nearer what they called “leprechaun gold”.  Riveting!

So then, the final tally – which would be held not as a reveal as it happens on-site with all the jubilation and heartbreak that was the emotional payoff of following these miners, but in an awkward 2-hour “live reveal” show – was ready to be announced.

[SPOILERS]

Yay!  Parker met his goal!  Ok, great.  Not the motherlode, but good for him.

Yay! The Dakotas met their goal!  Fantastic!  That just leaves who must be the real winners here…

The Hoffmans fell 200 oz short!  Yay…. what?

That’s right.  Everyone either barely squeaked by or failed to reach their goals.  But what was the motherlode?

“You may not have hit 1000 ounces,” quipped Christo Doyle.  ”But you got 800, and that’s the motherlode to me!”

WHAT NOW?

I feel incredibly lied to.  It was false advertising.  No one hit the motherlode.  You can’t call failing by 20% “hitting the motherlode!”  I don’t often get offended by the sleazy things TV shows do, but I’m kind of invested in this show, and it was an incredible let-down.  Imagine the parallels:

This season, one baseball player will beat Barry Bonds’ record!  Result: well, he was ten runs under!

This season, the final five Cylons will be revealed!  Result: Ok, we revealed two!  Yay!

It’s just wrong.  I hope someone at Discovery gets their act together on that – I won’t lie, I’ll watch the next season.  But I will be a lot less excited, and I will never believe anything Discovery tells me.  Screw you, Christo Doyle.

 

 

Comments

  1. I agree. The reason I continued to watch every episode last season was to see who hit the mother load. They didn’t even make their own goal. I really enjoyed the show as a whole, but now I refuse to watch another season. It was all a big lie to keep us watching.

  2. Chris Pasley says:

    Like a sucker, I’m still watching the new season. At this point I’l just be happy if I don’t see another second of Christo Doyle.

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