Anybody watching Gold Rush: Alaska on Discovery

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  1. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

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    I just got up to the episode when they are going to discover they have the entire thing set up wrong. :)
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Well of course they are. Nobody doubts that.
     
  3. DanB

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    The equipment companies?
     
  4. spud

    spud I don't know

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    No sure if you meant for free, but you can pay to watch the episodes on Amazon or iTunes.
     
  5. sieglinde

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    Just finished the episode where they found out that EVERYTHING was set up wrong. I think if I was going to try this out, I would have read a few books on it. I would have found actual miners and spoke with them and photographed their sluice equipment. I would have gone out of my way and visited various mining museums. (helps that I am in a gold mining area but a few trips out of state would have saved them some money.)
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Discovery is paying the miners and they can use the money however they want, including on equipment. And considering the ratings.....that's no small change.
     
  7. retrodog

    retrodog King Button Pusher

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    Yeah, but you're a woman. Guys don't think like that. They think they can make anything work right on their own. Reading the user manual is in the same part of the brain that decides to ask for directions. Men don't have access to that part of their brain. :D
     
  8. DanB

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    I wouldnt bet on that. Usually the cast of a new show doesn't get big bucks until their contract is renegotiated after the initial run(s). I'm sure Discovery has second(+) season renewal clauses in there that may tie the cast to their first season pay.
     
  9. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Oh I'm sure they got paid small by Discovery for the first season, but their 2nd season should be a much better payday.
     
  10. sieglinde

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    I figured out that I could have earned $3,500 in the same amount of time working at McDonalds if I was full-time.
    Just watched episode where they found the pretty nugget after Fred revamped the grizzly bars.
     
  11. WhiskeyTango

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    Even if they got paid similar to what the cast of Jersey Shore did, they still made out alright. The JS cast made $5k an episode each the first season, $10k the second, and $30k the third season.
     
  12. pmyers

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