Hardcore Pawn Stars on Why Pawn Shop Shows are so Popular


By Kevin Eck Comment


Remember when pawn shops were dark, dirty and cramped storefronts where you’d go to get twenty bucks rent money for the $300 stereo your parents gave you for Christmas? Now that pawn shops are featured on reality TV, the former dens of iniquity are revealing a softer. brighter side complete with a family focus.

Recently Les Gold and daughter Ashley, stars of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn sat down with MediabistroTV to give us some insight into why viewers like to watch them doing what it is they do. One hint? How much would you pay for a slightly used prosthetic leg?

Last week: Hardcore Pawn stars talk about the weirdest things they’ve bought or sold.

Next Week: Is Hardcore Pawn real or just reality show?