Originally Posted by hateraid
I still love the show. Mostly because of the characters. I even like the spinoffs like Jerrod loves Brandi.
i know what you mean. i keep watching pawn stars even though i know a percentage of the dealings are completely fabricated.
because if a show accurately depicts a realistic scenerio, the process by which it's made shouldn't matter as much, you know? i think you have to take that in to account when it comes to TV.
OTOH something that keeps making me laugh is the way some of these reality show folks are super-nice, easy-going people... and then some of them are apparently running for "biggest douchebag in the universe."
for example, everyone seems to agree that some dude "ty pennington" (i think?) from one of the rebuilding shows is nothing but an egomaniac who comes in for the filmed bits and then runs back to his luxury trailer while the real construction people set about doing the work.
another story is about mike from "american pickers." the whole show is apparently orchestrated by the production team, and the idea of him driving around the country in a van looking for stuff with the other guy is a complete fraud.