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This is perhaps one of the only reality-type shows that has come about in the wake of Pawn Stars' success that I really honestly and truly like. It doesn't play to the same horrendously false pretenses of drama that shows like Pawn Stars does (the whole "Oh, in between shifts we have to plan the company party and sound like it was our idea and fail miserably at it"). They might do something goofy like hold a margarita face-off or play a prank, but it ALWAYS has something to do with the items in for auction, and it never feels like they are being forced to say and do those things. They all have great, genuine chemistry between one another - just as you'd hope to have at any job. I actually admire these people like they're neighbors in my own community - not perfect, but kind, awesome people who work hard at what they do and have passion for what they do. It's really refreshing. The only tick mark against this show to bring the show to a 9 out of 10 for me is the pickers from up north Discovery decided to bring to the side. Their presence feels very forced in an otherwise well-executed show, and where the rest of the crew really feel at harmony with one another, these guys just feel like a sour chord, like they really don't want to be there but Discovery is making them. That's really the only flaw. Keep the picking to American Pickers, and just stick to Gallery 63.
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This show is on Discovery (currently on Tuesdays) and follows the life
of an auction house called Gallery 63 which is based in Atlanta.
The four people we see who work there are the owner Paul Brown, the manager Cindy, the picker Jon and Mr Fixit Delfino. Obviously far more people work there but these are the 4 we see as well as the auctioneer on sale day.
Though similar to Pawn Stars in many ways this show concentrates on gearing up to the monthly sale which is the climax of the show each week. As I have only recently relocated to the US I enjoy shows like this as they give me a chance to learn more about American icons and history that I do not know about. (I grew up in the UK) The characters interact well with each other and Delfino is outstanding as being able to fix anything. Cindy just comes across as a nice person. Jon is new and still learning the ropes and Paul runs the whole show.
Though educational there are some good comic moments and a good banter. Where this is different to Pawn Stars is that it focuses more on the items coming in and less on the people working there.
Overall, a great show.
This is a reality-TV show about the auction house Gallery 63 near
Atlanta. Paul Brown is the young owner. Cindy Shook is the manager. Jon
Hammond is the mover. Delfino Ramos is the handy fixer. People often
bring in items or is picked up. Experts appraise the items and is
There are plenty of these types of shows. It gives little factoids about the items. By bringing in the sellers to the auctions, it heightens the drama. More than anything, these types of shows need compelling characters. These are all nice people. There isn't any big conflicts. That does limit the melodrama but it's always nice to relax with a bunch of likable people.
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