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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Some history lessons in restoration reality with iffy vocab.

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Abandoned offers an interesting look at what kinds of historical or valuable items can be found in buildings that have become a burden to their owners or the communities. Chaikin offers viewers some history behind the buildings, as well as some explanation about why they were abandoned. Folks also get to see what some of the items looked like when the building was being used, as well as what they look like after they are restored.

Abandoned features some interesting stories, but some of the show's most entertaining moments are when Chaikin strategically works deals with building owners who are hesitant to part with some of the items. It's an interesting and challenging business, but one that manages to preserve some of America's history and culture one object at a time.

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