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Klondike: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Discovery Channel's first scripted drama, Klondike not only contains an admirable adventure plot, but a masterful exploration of landscapes and cinematography.

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Frontiersmen struggle to survive while chasing fortune in a remote town in the Klondike.

Cast

Sam Shepard
as Father Judge
Augustus Prew
as Byron Epstein
Ian Hart
as Soapy Smith
Richard Madden
as Bill Haskell
Tim Roth
as The Count
Johnny Simmons
as Jack London
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Critic Reviews for Klondike: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

Discovery Channel overall gets a passing grade for mounting a drama that effectively captures its period visually if not always verbally.

January 22, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The miniseries illuminates the many ways that writers' imagination can fail them.

January 24, 2014 | Full Review…

It helps that so much of Klondike was shot on location and without CGI. That makes the series feel especially real and lived, which is key in making a project like this one work.

January 22, 2014 | Full Review…

If you're just asking for an entertaining adventure story with impressive visuals and a solid cast, it does the job, and represents a promising first foray into scripted drama for Discovery.

January 22, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Klondike was wrapped in a picturesque grandeur, but inside there wasn't a nugget of gold to be found, just a few sparkly platitudes and the message that hope is far too simplistic of a notion to hang an entire miniseries on.

January 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Klondike delivers its dramatic bounty more effectively and compactly, capitalizing on some of Discovery's favorite obsessions: dangerous vocations, gold prospecting and harsh Alaska-adjacent terrain, in a fictionalized account of the 1897 gold rush.

January 24, 2014 | Full Review…

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