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Just Couldn’t Get on Board for ‘Bering Sea Gold’

In this job, I feel compelled to try pretty much everything once. So I take no pride in saying that after about 10 minutes, I decided to take a pass on reviewing “Bering Sea Gold,” the new Discovery Channel series premiering on Jan. 27.

It’s not that the show isn’t well done, necessarily, or won’t do well in the ratings. In fact, my guess is — based on how similar programs have fared — it probably will.

It’s just that I can’t imagine having anything particularly profound or enlightening to say about it, other than if “Deadliest Catch” had a baby with “Gold Rush Alaska,” it would look exactly like this.

“Gold makes the world go ’round. But gold doesn’t come easy,” a colorful old bird says at the outset.

I hear ya, brother, And sometimes, just sittin’ on the couch can be its own kind of trial. In this case, I flunked.

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