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Parents' Guide to

Gold Rush

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gritty gold mining reality series has some salty vocab.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

Disappointing Year

This year's (2023) show is not worth watching and I'm a fan of this show very disappointing no gold recovery just digging and moving equipment 👎👎
age 7+

I got a premonition.

I got a premonition that's Parker is going to go back mining for Tony beets I got a strong feeling that's going to happen because Alaska's just not panning out literally if he doesn't want to lose his crew. Maybe he found something over the winter but I doubt it what is everybody else think?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The story told here is reminiscent of the gold rush stories of the past, and includes a similar cast of characters: the cash-strapped family risking everything for fortune, the loyal team of miners that sticks with them, and the devious claim jumpers who want to cash in on their spoils. Also adding to the drama is the relentless power of the elements, which in Alaska translates to intolerably cold weather, hard, frozen soil, and precarious terrain.

Despite its connection to the past, the series shows how truly backbreaking and dangerous gold mining is. It also shows, despite the help of computers, large machinery, and other modern-day equipment, that there are no guarantees when it comes to finding gold. As a result, you can't help but wonder why these men keep doing what they are doing, despite the many mishaps and failed mining attempts they experience along the way.

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