Originally Posted by frazod
The main way you can tell is people don't look at the camera, nor do they seem bothered by the camera. It's obvious they're being coached.
I enjoy Pawn Stars, but it's about 95% bullshit. Show participants have to sign waivers before they appear on camera, although the actual negotiations are supposedly legit. The store is closed while episodes are filming, and when the store is open, the stars don't work the counters anymore. That doesn't bother me so much, but some of the dumbass story lines they toss in are starting to grate a bit. Like an employee's going to call in sick and then stay home playing video games with a camera crew filiming him. Like Corey's going to give up that gig if he doesn't get an ownership share. Please.
Yeah that's what drives me nuts about those shows. American Chopper turned into all drama like that once Junior and Senior split. Scene opens, Junior is sitting on his couch, Mikey knocks on the door "Hey, can I talk to you?". Like they were just filming Junior hanging out reading a magazine. And like if Mikey really had something personal to say he wouldn't wait until the cameras weren't around. So grating.