Gold Rush Alaska season 2 thread

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  1. Oct 31, 2011 #1 of 190
    pmyers

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    I know this show isn't going to get enough attention to warrant an episode specific thread, so here we go:

    I watched all 3 hours of new episodes (recap of last season, some off season special, and then the premier).

    Can't believe that he didn't make a lease payment in the offseason so that allowed the snakey new owner to not have to honor the lease.

    How p*ssed would you be that you did all that work last season and it FINALLY started to pay off, only to be forced to packup and leave.

    I wonder where they are going to end up (not to mention they are already 1 week behind)
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 #2 of 190
    pmyers

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    quoting from the other thread that was going:
    I agree that something is fishy. At first I was thinking the whole Klondike thing was a red herring, but then they got kicked out of the Alaska claim and are now back to Klondike.

    I assume this must have been known ahead of time and a Klondike claim was already worked out. I also guess that the Hoffman's recieved a buyout offer to work the Alaska claim and all of that was just BS.

    that said....I still love this show!
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 #3 of 190
    DanB

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    well, its "reality" TV, not "real" TV :)

    Heck, I thought they had already sold the airport last season in order to raise the capital. Wonder why he borrowed money from his estranged sister last season instead of using their remaining assets first.

    I thought it was extremely stupid during the equipment auction to let $5k come between them, the D9 dozer, and being able to work their claim. Worrying over the pennies to get to the dollars.

    If there's a big gold rush up in the klondike, I dont think they could just come waddling in and get a claim to mine (except for the TV show's muscle).

    Although the name of the show changed, I could see them working the claim with Dakota Fred.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 #4 of 190
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    This show is breaking the record for the most a-holes gathered in one place.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 #5 of 190
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    Well, that's the beauty of an auction. You don't know whether another $5k is all it would have taken to get the dozer. Suppose the other bidder then put it another bid. At what point would you draw the line? The only way to get out of an auction in one piece is to set a spending limit and stick to it.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 #6 of 190
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    They were over the cost of the D9 dozer already IIRC. I think it was smart to not go overboard and beyond your budget. I don't see how it could make a difference as they are both damn good dozers. Now it if was a D3 vs D9 then yes.

    Wonder if they got to keep the gold they mined?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 #7 of 190
    generaltso

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    They probably did. Although, Fred could probably go after them for it if they had no legal right to be mining there.

    I'm surprised they didn't try to fill in the hole and knock down all their buildings before they left.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2011 #8 of 190
    markb

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    So, Dakota Fred buys the claim, decides to revoke the lease, and insists on waiting to inform the lessees until they've arrived at the claim and started mining? Yeah right, this isn't contrived.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2011 #9 of 190
    MarkofT

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    Well the Hoffman team's lack of intelligence wasn't showing much this ep. But the Editor's lack of truthfulness certainly was. When they pulled into the Klondike town at the start of the show, they all had the trucks and campers from last year. Then later they were back into the new Fords. The last season trucks made another appearance when they headed out for the new claim, but were gone again when they arrived.

    And that Junior miner was quite pissed off at Grandpa.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2011 #10 of 190
    Bob Coxner

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    The 16 year old kid knows more about mining than the entire Hoffman crew.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2011 #11 of 190
    DanB

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    I hope the Hoffmans negotiated better contracts with Discovery than they did for the Porcupine lease -- looks like they may be getting replaced.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2011 #12 of 190
    pmyers

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    Only problem now is that we have to split time between both camps.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2011 #13 of 190
    mrdbdigital

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    I think the Hoffman bunch is going to end up back a Porcupine Creek working for/with the guy who bought the claim.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2011 #14 of 190
    SeanC

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    I don't think so, he has his own crew, and he doesn't like the Hoffman's why would he ever want them back on his property?
     
  15. Nov 7, 2011 #15 of 190
    pmyers

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    Actually really it's 3 camps with the grandson/grandpa Big Nugget claim.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2011 #16 of 190
    DanB

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    Hmm, to me Jack leaving would be a good thing, not a bad thing.

    More kids? Are one of these guys a single dad? I thought they learned in season one not to bring family.

    Looks like the choice to not outbid for the D9 dozer might be an issue. Wonder if they can sue the guy that sold them the D8, saying it was just as good for permafrost :)

    Kind of surprised Dakota Fred didnt have his equipment all ready to go. Maybe the claim purchase was a last minute deal.

    What happened to Jack's beloved 400 shovel?
     
  17. Nov 14, 2011 #17 of 190
    pmyers

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    I think Dakota Fred is digging in for the long haul so a couple of weeks of not mining means nothing to him.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2011 #18 of 190
    Zephyr

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    Na, that was the show with the wood cutters and their chain saws and those machines that throw cable down a mountain!
     
  19. Nov 14, 2011 #19 of 190
    pmyers

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    btw Jack comes across (to me) as an old cantankerous pr*ck!
     
  20. Nov 14, 2011 #20 of 190
    jack3835

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    Really like this show, but not necessairly the new compatetion angle they seem to be setting up between the Hoffmans, Dakota Fred, and the grandson.

    Too much of an Ax Men feel right now.
     

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