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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Counting Cars, a Pawn Stars spin-off, is a reality show featuring an auto body team that restores and sells vintage vehicles. There's some iffy language ("damn," "hell"; bleeped curses) and occasional images of alcohol. The Count's Kustoms team works on Cadillacs, Corvettes, El Caminos, Harley-Davidsons, and others.
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A little too much cursing for younger kids
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What's the Story?
The Pawn Stars reality spin-off COUNTING CARS features the team of the Las Vegas-based Count's Kustoms Auto Shop as they restore, customize, and sell vintage vehicles. Owner Danny Koker hunts for vintage cars and motorbikes that range from slightly used to complete clunkers that his fix-it crew -- Kevin Mack, Michael Henry, and Roli Szabo -- can rebuild to be sold to custom car lovers for a profit. They also work with clients to help them personalize their vehicles. They love what they do, but making a profit is always a gamble.
Is It Any Good?
From trying to buy random strangers' Cadillacs for cash to retrofitting a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a man in a wheelchair to safely ride, the series shows the engineering and design that go into fixing up and increasing the value of vintage vehicles. The way profits are made by doing this kind of work also is highlighted. It's pretty male-centered and can be heavy on testosterone at times; many of the scenes include the cast burning rubber and driving fast. But folks who like this sort of thing will find the brief histories offered about the vehicles, and the unique ways they're retrofitted, interesting. Tween and teen car buffs will probably love the attention to detail, but non-car lovers may not be as riveted.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the appeal of car-themed reality shows. What makes them entertaining? Is it how the cars are bought and sold? How they're fixed up?
Why do you think cars are very important to some people? If you had a car, what kind would you want, and why?
- Premiere date: August 13, 2012
- Cast: Danny Koker, Kevin Mack, Roli Szabo
- Network: History
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: March 31, 2022
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