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Old 11-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Gold Rush Alaska Season 3 thread

Anybody still watching? I have to admit I still love this show.

Loved this past week's show where they were drilling on the wrong claim.

"I thought we were done looking like idiots but I guess we still have a ways to go"
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Still watching, but haven't seen the most recent episode yet.

There's just a part of me that wants to see these guys actually reach their goal.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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It's still my wife's favorite show. I wouldn't mind seeing them succeed except that would just encourage them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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Love it. Looks like they at least have the tools to get it this time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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Not thread-crapping, but since it was asked if anyone was still watching... my answer is "no, I gave up". Just too much repetition and staging for my taste. At first it was new, but now... not so much.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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Not thread-crapping, but since it was asked if anyone was still watching... my answer is "no, I gave up". Just too much repetition and staging for my taste. At first it was new, but now... not so much.
Fair enough. I've heard people say the same about Deadliest Catch but I still love that show too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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It will only be a matter of time before Fred needs something from Parker, I hope Parker never forgets that Fred would not loan him the electrical panel.

Love the scenes with Parker and his grandfather.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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It will only be a matter of time before Fred needs something from Parker, I hope Parker never forgets that Fred would not loan him the electrical panel..
I couldn't figure out if Fred actually owned that panel. It didn't sound like he did because he mentioned somebody else. That was bad form though.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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I'm surprised that Parker has the pottiest mouth of the bunch. If I recall his mother was not happy with his choice of vocabulary last year, and it's worse this year. Not impressive. If I were his father I'd be worried about the slippery slope this kid is on to be a lifelong dreamer chasing holes in the ground and waving shotguns when the State Troopers set foot on his property. I used to pull for Parker as the motivated kid in over his head, now I think we're seeing a slow motion train wreck that won't end well 10 years from now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #10
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I guess now we know why they changed the name of the show From Gold Rush Alaska to simply Gold Rush. The Hoffmans are mining in Canada.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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I'm surprised that Parker has the pottiest mouth of the bunch. If I recall his mother was not happy with his choice of vocabulary last year, and it's worse this year. Not impressive. If I were his father I'd be worried about the slippery slope this kid is on to be a lifelong dreamer chasing holes in the ground and waving shotguns when the State Troopers set foot on his property. I used to pull for Parker as the motivated kid in over his head, now I think we're seeing a slow motion train wreck that won't end well 10 years from now.
For all the hard work that young kid/boy does....who cares if he let's a fbomb fly? There are way worse things.
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It's indicative of him not respecting his mother's counsel. Yes, there are way worse things (the master rationalization for any type of behavior)
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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It's indicative of him not respecting his mother's counsel. Yes, there are way worse things (the master rationalization for any type of behavior)
A teenager not listening to his mother? I'm shocked!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #14
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Wow. Horrendously bad finale. Christo is no Probst, and the bait and switch of "who hit the motherlode" is bad TV. On the Discovery website, the forums there are 99% sure that Todd was coked up last night.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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Wow. Horrendously bad finale. Christo is no Probst, and the bait and switch of "who hit the motherlode" is bad TV. On the Discovery website, the forums there are 99% sure that Todd was coked up last night.
Caught just a few minutes of that finale. I agree, something was up with Todd.

This show was only watchable thanks to TiVo. 50% of the show replays prior material.
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Is it just me or does anyone else think they should ditch Todd and go with Dave Turin? Todd just seems to chase rainbows, where Dave actually does the work. Loved Parker trying to hire Todd's crew.

I'm not looking forward to them mining in S America.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #17
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Is Christo just short for "Christopher"? He does come off like a pretentious d-bag, so I wouldn't be surprised.

The whole "mother lode" thing all season was a crock too.

The morphine has started to go to Jack Hoffman's head. His "prayers" are nothing more than favor requests and money grabs.

I wish Tony Beets would have just come out and slammed everyone into tables WWE style...
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Todd definitely had a twitch last night. Also they shouldn't do the live thing again, expecialy Christo seemed very stiff and not ready for live TV.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #19
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What was the Hoffman's total? My recording cut off right after they announced Parker's.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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There was an episode Saturday afternoon that looked like it was a non-live season finale. It showed the Hoffmans getting to over 800 ounces and I think everyone's final totals. I have not watched the live show yet. It looks like maybe a behind the scenes show next week.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #22
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My SP did not pick up the Friday show so I watched the Saturday show.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #23
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Is it just me or does anyone else think they should ditch Todd and go with Dave Turin? Todd just seems to chase rainbows, where Dave actually does the work. Loved Parker trying to hire Todd's crew.

I'm not looking forward to them mining in S America.
Yeah, I'm guessing Discovery asked them to do South America so they could have a Gold Rush show more than once a year. I'm not looking forward to Todd just muddling through things. I like when they are on the gold and actually mining like this season.

Worried about them leaving the area they have been in for next season as well. That probably isn't going to go well.
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Wow. Horrendously bad finale. Christo is no Probst, and the bait and switch of "who hit the motherlode" is bad TV. On the Discovery website, the forums there are 99% sure that Todd was coked up last night.
I said to my wife, he's on coke. Not that I would know the effects on people of coke.

I thought Todd looked coked up too.
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I thought Todd always had some sort of twitch thing going on with his face. I noticed it during last year's finale. That live finale was horrible. I though it was funny near the end, you could tell Parker kept going off script with some of the stuff he was saying, and you could tell that the host was getting annoyed with it.

It seems like they are trying to move all of the crews over to Canada. Parker's new claim is in Canada, I don't know if Fred's was though. There must be more lax mining or TV filming regulations in Canada or something.

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There was an episode Saturday afternoon that looked like it was a non-live season finale. It showed the Hoffmans getting to over 800 ounces and I think everyone's final totals. I have not watched the live show yet. It looks like maybe a behind the scenes show next week.
weird...my sp picked up this as the finale...no idea what live show you guys are talking about. Did it have a special name?


Todd did tweet/facebook that he was NOT coked up but has some type of sinus thing going on from their trip to S America.
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weird...my sp picked up this as the finale...no idea what live show you guys are talking about. Did it have a special name?


Todd did tweet/facebook that he was NOT coked up but has some type of sinus thing going on from their trip to S America.
I would never believe a coke head
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weird...my sp picked up this as the finale...no idea what live show you guys are talking about. Did it have a special name?
The actual finale on Friday night was called Gold Rush Live and was not picked up by SP's. It contained the final episode "The Motherlode" which aired on Saturday along with a bunch of live mostly useless crap with Christo talking to the crews.
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The actual finale on Friday night was called Gold Rush Live and was not picked up by SP's. It contained the final episode "The Motherlode" which aired on Saturday along with a bunch of live mostly useless crap with Christo talking to the crews.
I like how they had the BS stunt "smelting" on set. All teams knew exactly how much they had gotten. They didn't need to smelt the remainder to see.
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Todd did tweet/facebook that he was NOT coked up but has some type of sinus thing going on from their trip to S America.
Isn't that what all people would say when being called out as a coke head?
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