If you like reality shows, The Gold Rush is one of the most successful reality shows of the last ten years and it moves away from the classic themes of looking for a partner, friends or surviving on an island. Gold Rush, as its name suggests, is a reality show in which its protagonists will have to do their best to collect all the gold they find in the mines. More than twelve seasons available and almost 300 shows afterwe tell you what The Gold Rush is and where you can see it.
If you want to get hooked on an original reality show, The Gold Rush takes broadcast since 2010 becoming one of the favorites of the viewers and following a group of miners in charge of getting gold. Your experience, your effort, your preparation, your results.
What is this reality show and what is it about
The reality show tells the story of a group of men in charge of finding gold, As its name indicates. It all begins in the first season with six men from Sandy (a town in Oregon) who have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis. So they decide to go to Alaska, to Porcupine Creep, to find gold. Six men with little or no experience in gold mining, so they will have to learn and improve in this work to get as much gold as possible…
As the seasons progress they will face new challenges, new mines and professional teams in charge of collecting as much gold as possible. Some main characters remain from the first season or the second, such as Parker beak but others are no longer in the last seasons, like Todd Hofman or Jack Hofman.
What was the Gold Rush
Why this name to the success program? The gold rush was a period or social phenomenon that occurred around 1850 and in which thousands and millions of people migrated to California in order to find the metal that gives its name to the period. Gold prospectors who came from all over since it became public knowledge that gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill, near the town of Coloma in California. Despite the fact that they wanted to keep it secret, the rumors spread like wildfire and the gold attracted many people. Mainly Americans, but they also came from Latin America or from Europe. This fever for metal caused thousands of people to come to San Francisco and it became a great power.
The arrival of thousands of people made the city grow and contributed to the state expansion. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people arrived in the region in less than seven years and the effects of mass migration were soon felt: schools, hospitals, new cities… A well-known period in the country’s history and which now gives its name to a reality show show that pursues exactly the same thing as those migrants of 1850: to find gold.
Seasons, chapters and where to watch
If you have come this far and you find it interesting but you have never seen an episode of “The Gold Rush”, we will explain how many seasons are there or where can we watch it.
Seasons and chapters
The series has been broadcast since December 2010 and there are a total of twelve seasons broadcast so far, although there are also other derivative programs, specials or aftershows. For example, Gold Rush programs in South America or “Gold Rush. The Jungle” in which the protagonists and members of the team travel to Guyana in South America to study the possibilities of finding gold in this territory during the low seasons of the Klondike.
There are twelve seasons in total and a total of 290 episodes available with about an hour for each show or episode aired.
Where to see
We can see the gold rush via Discovery Plus subscribing to the service with two different packages and both with a seven-day free trial for new subscribers. We can choose the entertainment pack for 3.99 euros per month with monthly payment and without permanence. Or we can subscribe annually with 35.99 euros per year with a seven-day free trial for new subscribers and with a twelve-month permanence.
If we decide to make an account on Discovery Plus, we can take a look at its catalog to find out if it will compensate us to pay around four euros a month to watch all the episodes of Gold Rush. The contents are divided into categories such as crime, paranormal, survival and adventures, relationships, home, documentaries, liefstyle, motor, science and technology, nature and animals, cooking… We will find all kinds of realities and reform programs, for example, reality shows about couples or reality shows about unsolved crimes and true-crime classics that are usually a successful genre on other platforms such as Netflix.
It can also be seen on the Discovery Channel, a channel that we find in the main television packages of operators and you can watch it on Movistar+, on Orange TV, with Vodafone TV or with other operators such as Virgin Telco, Mundo R, Agile TV, Telecable… But in this case we will depend on linear programming and we cannot watch it on demand.