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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:59 PM

so what TV shows about this trade/hobby are you watching these days?

Some of the shows have disappeared. New ones pop up now and then.

What are you liking?

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Reply so what TV shows about this trade/hobby are you watching these days? (Original post)
grasswire Jun 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #1
grasswire Jun 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #3
grasswire Jun 2012 #4
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #5
fishwax Jun 2012 #8
Vinca Jun 2012 #6
grasswire Jun 2012 #7
fishwax Jun 2012 #9
northoftheborder Jul 2012 #10

Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:04 AM

1. I don't find any except 'Antiques Roadshow'. All others seem to be gone.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. there are some

American Picker
Auction Kings
Pawn Stars
Cajun Pawn Stars
Hollywood Treasures (on the syfy channel)

There was one called American Digger for a while -- the crew would go in with heavy equipment and dig up stuff buried under someone's property. Fossils, old stills, etc. It was ugly.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. I don't watch 'reality TV'.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. after reading your comment...

....I went to the site called realitytv magazine to look at their list of hundreds of reality TV shows. None of the shows they have listed is in the arena of antiques, collecting, etc. -- the stuff we deal with in this forum. So I'm not sure exactly what you are considering to be reality TV.

I know that I have seen many many really interesting items even on shows I don't particularly like. Pawn Stars, for one.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:43 AM

5. Well, I'm glad you like them. Wikipedia lists all of them as reality TV.

American Pickers (also known as The Pickers in some international markets) is an American reality television series that premiered on January 18, 2010 on History.

Auction Kings is a reality television series produced by Authentic Entertainment for the Discovery Channel.

Pawn Stars is an American reality television series, shown on History, formerly known as The History Channel, and produced by Leftfield Pictures.

Cajun Pawn Stars is an American reality television series on the History channel, produced by Leftfield Pictures.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly, American, reality television series that began airing on SyFy, October 27, 2010, which follows a Hollywood, California-based appraiser named Joe Maddalena and his team as they track down, appraise and help auction off valuable film, television and pop culture memorabilia.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 01:06 AM

8. Wikipedia also associates Antiques Roadshow with reality TV

It's listed in Category: American reality television series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_reality_television_series).

As the NY Times said, it's "reality television for the PBS crowd."

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 06:02 PM

6. I watch all of those, but my favorite is still the Roadshow.

I also like the storage unit auction shows. Didn't care for American Digger. OMG . . . I need to go find myself a life. I'm also hooked on cooking competition shows like Chopped, Top Chef, etc. I swear I do go outside every day and don't spend 24/7 in front of the tube.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:58 PM

7. I hear ya.

I think Barry on Storage Wars is a hoot. Otherwise, I don't like the characters too much, especially that mean SOB. I don't watch it regularly; just once in a while.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 01:10 AM

9. Lately have gotten into American Restoration

perhaps because they've shown reruns of Pickers, Pawn Stars, and all the storage shows so often that I was just happy to have some content I hadn't seen

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:00 PM

10. Antique Roadshow and American Pickers, ONLY. some other new ones are really crummy IMHO.

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