Sunday, February 09, 2014
Dreadful TV: Hardcore Pawn, Pawn Stars and American Pickers
Oh hi, I'm back from game hunting in Tegucigalpa.. In recent times we have multiple shows to choose from on cable. That's good--and bad. Sadly atrocities that originally aired on the weekends or late at night have found their way into the afternoon schedules. Where's Mike Douglass and Dinah! When you need them? Here's a rundown of the worst shows I've ever seen in the afternoon....
And about those customers. Although the show's only been on a few seasons, we've seen a cavalcade of broken-down, loud and wince inducing people from all walks of life. Horrifying...As for reprehensible characters, it gets so tiresome seeing Seth trying to outsmart his father. And Ashley? She's allegedly married w/ kids? In my dreamz, she's All Alone and rides to work on a broom.
This show is a bit more straight forward. Folks visit the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop to sell things to get money and Rick gives them just enough to buy a Tootsie Roll. The items on Pawn Stars can be "hi-fluent," you know, maps, compasses, goodtars, jerseys, etc. Speaking of jerseys, you should have seen Rick when he was approached to buy a Lou Gehrig jersey. You know his "deal" geek-esque chit-chat, wheezing laughs, all on the way to give you something close to nothing for your "airlooms."
Part 2: The saddest show I've seen is when some lady was hoarding holding on to some Elvis Presley autographed stuff and he didn't even sign it. You know what happened? They were worthless. My tears fell like rain and I had filled my male diaper too.
Modus Operadi: Pouting, tantrum throwing, buying unnecessary items to get closer to the "big prize."
Upcoming: The Decline of Storage Wars....