Sold! and American Restoration on History Channel
Watched a new History Channel series called "Sold" last night that features an auction house, the auction process, etc.
Thoughts if you watched it? I hated it. Way too much time spent trying to be funny which wasn't working instead of the actual items. I have been to plenty of auctions and would be completely turned off by the way this particular auction house operates. They essentially spread their staff around amongst the crowd and when a bidding war takes place; a staff member will stand by each member and encourage them to keep bidding. Personally, would drive me crazy having someone standing next to me trying to peer pressure me into continuing to bid on an item that exceeded my limit.
Also a bit disappointed in the new American Restoration season. I always liked the show and watching the transformation of turning an item that needed some TLC into a fully functioning brand new item. It seems like this season; Rick is complaining about how difficult the restoration requests are, the time pressures, etc....which he never really did in previous seasons. If the restoration was easy; they wouldn't take it to his shop. I guess they are trying to turn it into a drama rather than stick to the basic formula of seeing something interesting coming in for restoration and watching it take place.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."