Cable Showdown: Pawn Stars vs. Hardcore Pawn

by Angel Cohn January 31, 2011 6:00 am
Cable Showdown: <I>Pawn Stars</I> vs. <I>Hardcore Pawn</I>

Defying all logic, not only are there two television series about pawn shops, but they're racking up record ratings. But does anyone really have time to watch both? Well, besides everybody's dad and me? As a public service, I've compiled the pros and cons of the History Channel and TruTV's competing programs to determine which pawn shop truly reigns supreme.

TWoP 10: Weirdest Jobs on Reality TV

by Angel Cohn January 20, 2012 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Weirdest Jobs on Reality TV

In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of reality shows spotlighting people that have unusual jobs. We don't mean programs like Dirty Jobs or Bizarre Foods, but rather series that focus entirely on specific occupations whose existence we might have been barely aware of if it wasn't for reality TV. And as such shows proliferate, even the once-exotic professional tattooing subculture has come to seem practically mainstream. Here are the ten types of work that we find the most strangely fascinating to watch:

Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 13, 2012

by Rachel Stein January 13, 2012 3:40 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 13, 2012

On this Friday the 13th, it's good luck for Game of Thrones fans and bad luck for Paula Deen lovers.

TWoP 10: Stealth Geniuses on Reality TV

by Angel Cohn July 29, 2011 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Stealth Geniuses on Reality TV

On reality television, there is no shortage of people who aren't exactly the brightest bulbs, or who just generally act like idiots in order to gain a little bit of attention. And most of the time, these folks are about as smart as you'd imagine. But lately, we've been noticing a trend of players and personalities who may be cleverer than we might have given them credit for.

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