Friday, January 17, 2014

The Past Frontier

Had it not been for the fact that my wife and I went to see the big-screen film American Hustle last weekend (a truly exceptional production, with special kudos deserved by Christian Bale and the ever-lovely Amy Adams), I might not have heard about the six-episode Discovery Channel mini-series Klondike, set to debut this coming Monday, January 20.

As it was, we arrived at the theater early, and had to sit through all of the pre-feature ads, one of them promoting Klondike, which the blog Dark Horizons says “follows two childhood best friends who risk everything to pursue their dream of striking it rich during the 1890s gold rush in the brutal Yukon Territory.” (You can see a preview of that mini-series here, with more information available here.) As somebody who’s written a good deal about the Klondike Gold Rush (including here), you can bet that I’ll give this Discovery drama a shot. How about you?

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