Pawn Stars on the History Channel. I must say, when I first heard about the show before ever watching it, I was skeptical. Come on, a show about a pawn store, really?
Others have tried to copy the success of Rick, Corey, and Richard Harrison's family owned pawn shop in Las Vegas turned television show. Unfortunately, I can only think of one that managed to find its own niche, Oddities. However, that's a very different type of pawn shop show and a review for another time.
One of the things I love about Pawn Stars is the surprising history you discover in each episode, everything from ancient mummified hands to ancient coins, celebrity autographs, historic weapons, armor, classic vehicles, and arcade games. But just seeing them negotiate over these items is only the first attraction. There is always a big question of whether the item is a forgery, and the history and information brought in by the experts in various areas really takes the show to another level.
If you've never seen Pawn Stars, I highly recommend it. If it's just been a while, you might want to look it up on television, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or Netflix to get your Pawn Stars fix.
Pawn Stars: 5 Stars
Weston Kincade ~ Author of the A Life of Death collection, The Priors, and Strange Circumstances