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American Diggers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Dweller, May 17, 2012.

  1. Dweller

    Dweller New Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Anyone watching?

    The premise is a group of guys with metal detectors go to historic US locations and dig for artifacts. They are typically on private property so will split the proceeds with the land owners.

    I have found the show to be pretty interesting, but after the 3rd episode started fast-forwarding the first few minutes. Every episode seems to be the same in this regard. They will show up in the area, get turned down by the first 2 people they talk to, then will negotiate a split with the 3rd.

    They have found some interesting items and have made some decent money from them.
  2. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher

    Mar 5, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    I love stories about treasure hunting, and was very excited when this series started.

    But I couldn't get into the personalities, and the show had a lot of 'OMG what is that?!?' right before a commercial only to come back with 'it is a nail/post/random metal'.

    It was also weird with the random walk-ups to peoples properties trying to get permission to search.

    I bailed on it after the first episode, but if it has improved I would be willing to check it out again.
  3. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

    Feb 13, 2002
    Round Rock, TX
    Great premise. Poor execution.

    To me its how Spike handles Auction Hunters, vs. A&E with Storage Wars. Spike makes everything over the top. While I know Storage Wars isn't all real, at least it doesn't feel as ridiculous as Spike's shows do.

    And TruTv is worse than Spike.
  4. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Yeah...I tried an episode but was very dissapointed.
  5. Dweller

    Dweller New Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    I have found it gets better as the season progresses, but I make liberal use of the FF button. Generally I have been enjoying it, but it took me a little while to warm up to it.

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