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The reality behind reality

Written by Don "Deuce" Gill (email)
posted under 'gold rush alaska', 'prospecting humor', 'prospecting videos'
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Ok, I have probably been spending way too much time lately focusing on Gold Rush Alaska. I can't help it. It's not as though I am addicted to the show or something. In reality, I am addicted to the fake reality behind the hit reality show. The more I read about Gold Rush Alaska, the more disapointed I become. It's hard to see the gold prospecting and mining going on through all the scripted drama. I wish they had just left the crew at Porcupine creek alone to do whatever comes naturally.

With that said, I spend an silly amount of time last night pulling together a little satire video capturing how I imagine Jimmy Dorsey was brought on to the Discovery Channel show. While I can't attest that Todd pulled Jimmy into the sauna for a meeting, I can't see the initial conversation about the show going any differently.

Poor Jimmy! I'll watch your new show when it comes on. That should be super interesting. Perhaps you might consider adopting the nickname, "Big Boom Boom Jimmy"? No?

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Posted on Jan 28, 2011 23:31 PM

Pretty funny


Posted on Jan 28, 2011 23:37 PM

All I will say for now is : that video pretty much sums it up. I, on the other hand, just wanna find a nugget.

D. Gill

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 02:45 AM

I'm with you D.Swell. I think there is a huge market opportunity for a gold prospecting show that is drama free, that focuses on the hard work that gold mining takes and the interesting charaters that engage in it. Gold Rush Alaska has captured the imaginations of the American public, unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons.

Anyone have half a million dollars I can have to make a program that actually depicts reality? Imagine that - a reality show that is real? What a novel idea. What a missed opportunity for Discovery Channel.

M. Brawn

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 11:47 AM

OMG! Great video. Pretty much portrays these guys. How embarrasing for them. I agree on the missed opportunity for a REAL gold prospecting show. Maybe we need to pitch a real show to Discovery on REAL miners that aren't so stupid? And who do have the experience, the people and the proper equipment!

Well I have to say on last nights episode, I was irritated they didn't take the advice of a real and experienced miner "Dakota", and were very disrespectful to him. If I was in their shoes, the smartest thing they could have done is take the advice of someone who knows what they are doing. What a buch of egotisical brats! They don't deserve to find any gold.....I have a feeling they will be very humbled, even if it isn't REALITY.

M. Gordon

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 14:31 PM

Oh man, that's to funny. I'm really enjoying your posts regarding this show. Your very creative and your posts are a must read on this website. Thanks for making me laugh. Can I post a link to this movie on a couple forums I belong to?

D. Gill

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 16:40 PM

Thanks M.Gordon! I appreciate the feedback.

I would love if you can link to our blog in the other forums that you use. Link your tush off. The more people that link to our content, the more viewers we get. The more viewers we get, the better content we can produce.

Thanks for your encouragement!

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