Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wondering about copycat TV shows.

Have you ever noticed if a TV show is very successful you get a whole bunch of spin-offs or copycat shows?  This seems to happen in shows of all different themes but lately there has been an explosion in reality picker, pawn-shop, and storage auction shows.  The pawn shop shows all started with Pawn Stars located in Las Vegas, and now there is a Cajun Pawn Stars show from Louisiana,  Hard Core Pawn Show of the American Jewelry and Loan located on 8-Mile Road in Detroit, to name a few and other spin off shows that show restorations for these pawn stores.  The picker shows started with the American Pickers with Frank and Mike and now they even have the Canadian Pickers (Cash Cowboys), and a couple of girls out looking for junk to turn into art furniture or something.  Then there are the storage locker auctions.  I know of a few of them.  Now, what makes all these shows so popular?  My wife and I were sitting here watching one last night and I ask her why we enjoy these shows.  It seems that after a while you get to know the characters in the show and want to see what they are up to or you like to see what the junk that some people pawn or store is worth.  Hey, you never know, you may have a multi-million dollar piece of junk in that bottom drawer or sitting in a corner or hanging on the wall.  Now me, all my junk is worth billions and I am keeping it, so there!!! (grin)  Now, if I were smart, I could take all this junk, sell it, and finish my life being filthy rich.  Now that sounds like plan to me, what do you all think?


  1. Now I know what I'm missing by not watching TV. Guess I'll live.

  2. It is a waste of time, but some of us get stuck in a rut, always wanting to know what is going on in the world (grin). When I am on the road, I don't watch TV. At home, the couch calls to me. . . and the TV can be viewed from the couch.

  3. I had give some thought to get'n DirecTv for "da house", but after see'n what they have to offer in the shows you mentioned, forget that. There's one show what really hiss's me off. That's the Whale wars. If'n it was me, I would sink them idiot PETA, tree hug'n, greenies slap to the bottom the sea. Whal'n is for research ya know. I guess ya could eat 'em too.

  4. BB, Since I look through flea markets a lot, every time I come across a movie that I may want to see, like westerns and comody and sci-fi and. . . I buy them and put nem in the RV, that way I have good stuff to watch in the evenings.

  5. Seems to be a big rash of those copycat shows...more than usual!

    The originals are always the best, I think!

  6. DD have you ever thot about using blogger to do your posts,,,leaving out word? I've never used word, and you can save a post to draft, and publish it later. Would save you a step, and the font would stay set. Just saying,,and i'll read it anyway no matter what.

    I agree on all the copycat shows, and i do watch a lot of reality ones.

  7. HJ, Some can't stand others' success so they have to copy what the successful show did.

    Trouble, I will try that on my laptop, it will check the spelling everywhere, my desk top only checks it in some programs. I am the worst speller I know.

    1. I'm think'n that Blogger checks your spell'n. It do mine an' I ain't never had a mispell word yet.

      I agree with the font be'n the same every time.

    2. I will try that for tomorrow's blog. Thanks. I can't improve unless I know what is wrong.

  8. The pawn shop, storage unit, and picker shows are kinda like the Antique Roadshow on PBS, you get to see so many interesting items.
    I am so tired of the murder, mayhem and madhatter killers on the CSI type shows. Nowadays you have trouble finding something decent to watch. I usually stick to Animal Planet, Discovery, Travel or History channels.
    And, Billy Bob, the Japanese shouldn't be killing the whales. Just like the Chinese shouldn't be killing dogs and cats for meat. And America shouldn't be keeping the cattle in feed lots, and pumping them full of chemicals. Let them be 'home on the range', until it is their time. America is eating too much meat anyway.
    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny, TX

  9. I agree with everything you said. I haven't had any red meat for a long time. We eat a lot of salads and eggs and chicken.

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