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Klondike |OT| The King Of The North Is All About That Gold – Mondays 9/8c

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- SF review: 'Klondike' review: Script, visuals strike gold
Haul out all the plays on the word "gold" because that's what the Discovery Channel has struck with its very first scripted content, the stunning six-part miniseries "Klondike" airing over three nights beginning on Monday.
"Klondike" is melodramatic, but feels more substantial because of minutely detailed scripts, by Paul Scheuring, among others, and fully realized performances.
Klondike" was shot on location, and the cinematography is spectacular, so much so that it's almost like watching a top-grade travel documentary at times.
 

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- Wall Street Journal review.
It is impossible at first to watch Richard Madden without remembering his performance as Robb Stark in HBO's "Game of Thrones." There's even a scene in snowy woods where a bearded Mr. Madden is surrounded by wolves. Yet in a miniseries full of wonders—among them all those lead actors from the U.K. or the former British Empire—Discovery has now staked its own claim.
 

TheOddOne

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:lol at those ads.

- Variety review.
Discovery stakes a claim on scripted programming with the epic miniseries “Klondike,” and if the lavish production doesn’t quite strike gold, it comes close enough to encourage further exploration. Boasting a first-rate cast, an increasingly engrossing narrative and frequently awe-inspiring visuals, the six-hour saga transports viewers back to the tail end of 19th-century life with a requisite dose of contemporary edge. Given current trends in cable event programming, Discovery could be looking at a ratings bonanza — provided audiences aren’t so fed up with cold weather that watching characters that risk freezing to death to find their fortune is an instant turn-off.

Mini-series starts today:
Klondike Episode: "Part One"

Fortune seekers arrive in Dawson City, Yukon, in the opener of this series, in which frontiersmen struggle to survive while searching for gold in a remote town in the Klondike.
 

TheOddOne

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- Alan Sepinwall's review:
"Klondike," Discovery's first scripted miniseries, traffics in a lot of cliches and hoaky dialogue and takes a few strange detours in dramatizing the Yukon gold rush of the late 19th Century. But it also nails by far the most important part of the story: the unforgiving frozen terrain that made this particular gold rush as much a battle for survival as a hunt for fortune.
 

zroid

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Only found out about this thanks to @Discovery_Canada's twitter spamming. Actually looks pretty good though, gonna record it when it repeats later.
 

Vert boil

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Part one wasn't too bad. If it was a prolonged series I probably wouldn't bother keeping up but three days and done feels just about right.
 

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- Deadline: ‘Klondike’ Delivers Discovery’s Biggest Monday Ever With 3.4 Million Viewers
Discovery Channel‘s first-ever miniseries Klondike clocked 3.4 million viewers Monday — the network’s largest ever Monday primetime audience. It also delivered the network’s most-watched Monday among men 18+ and the highest-rated Monday in more than a decade in the 25-54 demo. Featuring a cast including Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Sam Shepard, Part 1 of Klondike repeats tonight at 7 PM, followed by the premiere of Part 2 at 9. The third and final installment of the miniseries premieres tomorrow at 9 PM.
 

Pocks

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Madden was definitely the highlight of the show, but overall it failed to really captivate me. I'd probably get a 3/5.
 

Verdre

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Thought it was pretty mediocre over all with a few very good scenes here and there. Lots of lovely landscape shots, but it really didn't seem like it needed to be 6 hours.
 
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