Today where going to tell you things about the show you never knew. Mike and Frank know how to spot a valuable item and are willing to pay big bucks for things they want. The first episode chronicled their most expensive find, during a visit to Zane Leek in Oregon. Hobo Jack owns lots of random items, and Mike and Frank often search his property. However, there is more to Hobo Jack than meets the eye.
The History Channel has a knack for binge-worthy reality shows — from taking us on a wild ride through the dangerous highways of Ice Road Truckers to gifting us with the wonderfully strange, gator-hunting Swamp People. Millions tune in to watch Wolfe and Fritz travel the country in search of hidden gems. Instead of combing auctions and flea markets, the pair digs through old warehouses, junkyards, and treasure troves that are decidedly off the beaten path. Like any real-life business shown through the lens of a TV camera, fans have long questioned the authenticity of the show. The line between real and scripted is often a blurry one, and Pickers certainly wavers around the edges. Reality television is always at least a little bit manipulated. Some shows direct with a heavier hand than others, but most fall in a purgatory between documentary and scripted show.
Danielle has always had an interest in picking, but back when it was just a hobby, she actually worked as a clothing designer for a company called Gorilla Clothing. She once said that if she had her own show, she would spend more time on the stories of buyers and their items. One of the reasons that Danielle has been such a great addition to the show is that she has wonderful instincts when it comes to leads and she sends the guys to locations where they make a lot of great finds.
Whether you love reality television, history, or hidden treasures, chances are American Pickers is the show for you. After all, it's one of television's biggest successes for a reason; it has incredibly broad appeal. It turns out almost anyone can find something they love about a couple of antiquers who enjoy turning one person's junk into another person's gold. We all seem to love that transformation.