Parents' Guide to

Gold Fever

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Informative historical miniseries packs a violent punch.

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This show has a despicable soundtrack! An absolute violation of earspace and an insult to sound and intelligent life. Thoroughly disgusted, please cease and desist. PJ

Is It Any Good?

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Gold Fever takes an interesting look at the height of the Gold Rush in California, which is defined as being an extremely relevant, but violent, event in American history. It also introduces viewers to some of the people who played a major role in how the period evolved, including merchant-turned-opportunistic-millionaire Sam Brannan (played by Brian Ibsen), and Dr. Charles Robinson (Ryan Gilreath), whose treatment for cholera made him a leader among his fellow miners.

The dramatic reenactments help to understand the gritty and tumultuous the world of the California-based prospector during that time. It also shows the far-reaching impact the era had on the continued economic expansion of the United States. History buffs will definitely enjoy it, and if you can get past the seemingly constant violent images, there's certainly a lot interesting stuff to be learned here.

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