I just discovered this A&E show. It's one of those shows that has the stupidest premises ever. In fact, I can't imagine how this was pitched and accepted. Seriously. It's these dumpster divers who compete for crap in a storage locker up for bid. At one of those "U-Store-It" kind of places. Then, they rifle through the garbage hoping to come up with a treasure or trinket that makes their bid worth their while.
Stupidest concept ever, right? But the characters who do this are so engaging, you get sucked in really fast. In fact, my son Trey said, "How can you watch this crap, Mom?' But then, Dave Hester drives up in his massive truck/trailer with YUUUUP! on the side of it and they play the music from Star Wars when Darth Vadar appears, so Trey sticks around.
I explain the characters and their personalities, but the truth is, this show is hysterical. Because these guys know how to work a deal. How to make something out of nothing and trash talk each other while they're doing it. Sheer joy for me.
My son is now hooked too. I'm telling you, it's addictive. But I still have NO desire to dumpster-dive or pick through someone else's storage locker. Ewwww. My favorite is "The Collector" Barry Weiss -- he's a character and could sell an eskimo an ice cube.
BTW, the new windows are all in my house, and it is so quiet here, it's like I live in a new place. How great is that? I can watch "Storage Wars" in peace.