THE PLOT THUS FAR
Small-town life means big-time business in the newest HISTORY® series Cajun Pawn Stars. Follow Jimmie “Big Daddy” Deramus, owner of the largest pawn shop in Louisiana, as he transacts a rural spin on community sales incorporating everything from donkeys to swine to Civil War guns. With the help of his little brother and feisty daughter Tammie, plus a host of quirky sellers, Jimmie’s shop transitions from trading post to town square, bank and…asylum.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Cajun Pawn Stars takes place in a merchandise heavy, attractive enough pawn shop in Louisiana. The appearance of the inside of the shop is about the only appealing aspect of watching this show because at least there is lots to look at while you are being bored by the show’s content and characters.
However, this iteration of “Pawn Stars” feels more staged than its predecessor. Everything feels fake and it keeps turning into a never-ending series of placements and manipulation of things that the local Cajuns couldn’t possible own. That is unless they’re carefully selected collectors and local business that is displaying stuff that the store already owns. In that sense it becomes a really fucked-up commercial for selling your crap.
The DVD comes with no extras. The A/V Quality is strong enough for standard definition. However, the thin Dolby track has no back channel support. There is frequently digital noise, but it’s not major. In the end, it’s worth a purchase to fans of the show.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!