Now, I'm very late to the party on this, but I'm currently on a 12/7 offshore project in Turkmenistan and I don't have a great deal of choice of TV to watch.
But, I do have Discovery Channel Russia, and thus a nightly episode of Gold Rush.
I have no idea what season I'm watching, but a quick google tells me there are 8, but I know I now have to watch them all. What a great show. Almost a cross between a soap/a sitcom and an educational documentary. Absolutley fascinating viewing on a technical and personal level with some fantastically odd characters.
So, any other fans? Any who might be able to tell me what season I'm on based on what's happening?