Parents' Guide to

Storage Wars

By Elka Karl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Very little treasure found in brash auction reality series.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

don't lower your IQ by watching this show

The show is a complete waste of time. if people are going to lose their belongings and they had value like this fake show claims they do. than they would sell their items to pay the rent off and get the rest of their stuff out. Plus this shows bottom feeders like the overweight auctioneer who never missed a meal selling the belongs of some one who is down and out. the federal government needs to step in on this industry like the did over draft fees with banks and put a stop to peoples items being stolen from them. Saddest show A&E ever put their name on but they are the same idiots that thought dog the bounty hunter was a smash idea which put more egg in their face than a $2.00 buffet. oh sorry shouldn't use the word buffet in case the tubby auctioneer reads this.
age 18+

Thieves

The show should be called storage thieves. Take pleasure at the loss of others makes you white trash

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (10 ):

While the producers of STORAGE WARS try their best to inject excitement in the show through the use of excessive visual and sound effects, there is little real excitement in this series. The buyers refer to bidding on the storage units as "chasing that high" and "my addiction," which makes their actions seem less a career path and more a reason to join a 12-step group.

The four main characters are all men who brag, swear, trash talk, and generally act as if they're thugs who may break into fisticuffs at any moment. Barry, identified as "The Collector," is the most levelheaded of the bunch, yet he too indulges in iffy behavior, including bringing a little person to an auction, who's then given stilts and night vision goggles to use to peer into the storage units. Jarrod's wife Brandi seems to be the sole voice of reason among these modern-day hunters whose misplaced aggression seems to guarantee poor decision making at every turn. While the idea of storage locker secrets is a compelling one, the focus on unappealing characters instead of mystery, discovery, and background makes this show hollow and empty.

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