American Pickers

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Hunt for antique treasures is a gem for history buffs.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Simple concept ends up being surprisingly educational, intricate and interesting.

Mike and Frank with their buy, sell and trade business run into some very interesting people and very rare finds. As they come across various items they do not simply get down to the deal but take the time to tell the stories and history, via small intermitent segments, of many of the items so that you can and understanding all the historical values and worth of the things that they come across. Equally as interesting are the personalities that they encounter along the way, from a man that lives underground in a self-made Alice in Wonderland sort of dwelling to some of the most prolific collectors in the country, along with experts in they're fields and many restoration gurus at the top of their class. So long the way the journey is a little bit different every time and, just when you thought you've seen it all, you learn something new. Anyone who claims this is FAKE ignores the real world facts of the show, not to mention their very REAL business and very intricate projects they accomplish such as finding and restoring Aerosmiths original tour van, which is then used at their concerts as well as restoring entire buildings. You can tell these are real scenarios as people often give Mike and company a hard time in their travels and dealings, but they do it with respect and act appropriately. You may find some mildly adult references, but this is a pre teen friendly show over all. After over a decade of this show it is still a worthwhile trip to take now and again. YES, I'm sure they make a killing off of the shows success, but it didn't start out that way and the show maintains enough grass roots, real world rubber meets the road relevance to remain worth watching.
age 18+

Maga hat show

The producers should have never let that old guy wear the MAGA hat It’s no different than a Nazi flag of a KKK sheet I will never watch your show again

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