I'm talking about shows where people go to have their antiques or other items evaluated. Some like David Dickinson's Real Deal go to auction, while others like Antiques Road Show are just appraised. There are also shows like Bargain Hunters, where people try to buy items at car boot sales at as good a deal as possible.
I used to love Storage Wars, which I think falls into this category. Unfortunately, I learned a couple of years ago that the show is faked, and the valuable items planted in the lockers which went to auction. I haven't watched the show since.
the I thought about it, the more I figured they would have to fake it because it would cost too much money to follow the pickers or storage bidders or whatever for all their failures like all the trash filled storage lockers and antique shops with no good buys in it. Still, it's disappointing.