Ice Cold Gold
Thursday, 8.30pm, Discovery Sorry to disappoint but Ice Cold Gold is definitely not about beer. And when the adventure series begins with a tale of how rocks in Greenland that have been covered in ice for millions of years are finally being exposed to explorers due to global warming, you could be forgiven for thinking the program might have an ecological bent. Wrong again. Ice Cold Gold is about a bunch of Americans determined to get ‘‘ their share’’ of Greenland’s newly exposed treasure. By what insane sense of entitlement do American goldminers see the newly exposed territories of Greenland as theirs to plunder? The eight men here believe Greenland is a frontier, a new wild west littered with gold, diamonds and rubies, theirs for the taking. They face the dangers of survival in a hostile environment with equipment failures, and fight among themselves. Sadly, the stunning beauty of the place they have come to pillage goes, for the most part, unremarked.