A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Basically a day in the life docuseries, this reality show looks at the world of auction sales through the eyes of Phoenix-based Auction Systems, a company that takes items on consignment, then auctions them off to buyers. The show looks at how items are appraised and then what happens at the auction itself.
Is it any good?
Anyone who has ever been mesmerised by the fast patter chant of an auctioneer will find this show interesting. At least, for one episode. Unfortunately, you don't hear enough about the auctioneers themselves and why they do what they do to make this more interesting. For a peek into an unfamiliar world, AUCTIONEER$ can be fun, but it wears thing quickly.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how real the show is. Parents can ask their children if they think the people on TV are acting the way they are because they're on camera.
How much do viewers learn about the art of auction sales?
Talk about money and buying things. Does this show encourage too much interest in buying stuff? What are the attitudes of the auctioneers toward money? What are your family's values around money?