Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TV Meme: Day 29 - Current Show Obsession

It's the summer, so there isn't too much going on out there in the television world. However, I have been catching up on some shows I have never seen.

That being said, there are a few hidden gems that can be found during the summer months and one that Mrs. Kano and I enjoy watching is Pawn Stars.

If you haven't seen this show, it is shown on the History Channel and is basically a day in the life of a pawn star worker.

The show revolves around a trio of family members - Rick Harrison, his father Richard (The Old Man) and his son, Corey (Big Hoss). Another 'cast' member who has become pretty memorable is Corey's best friend, Chumlee.

The pawn shop is located in Las Vegas, which is pretty great for them as people will come hustling in to pawn or sell their items for fast cash to head back to the tables.

The best thing is the haggling. People bring in these very rare, and sometimes odd, items that Rick and the gang try to purchase - but to purchase in a way that they can make a profit on it when they sell it again.

The pawn shop also brings in experts on just about any item who can tell you the story, or even if the item is real. The reactions of both the seller and Rick (and gang) can be pretty great when the expert reveals if something is real or not, and how much it might be worth.

Another great part that happens occasionally, is when Rick purchases something that is pretty beat up and gives it to one of his buddies to fix up. The end result is usually so amazing that you wouldn't even be able to recognize it.

This is a pretty good, sometimes funny and sometimes interesting show. A great summer show while nothing else is on - and my current show obsession.


  1. That old guy reminds me so much of my pops. Always miserable, yelling random profanities, but always in for the money. Love it!

  2. This and Dog the Bounty Hunter are probably my favorite reality tv shows on TV right now.