I just finished watching Episode 1. I hate to say it but it’s exactly what we expected. The show seems like it’s trying to mix the best parts of Pawn Stars and Sons of Guns to form The One Gun Show to Rule Them All. There’s haggling over firearms sales, pet projects (machining and fixing old guns), gratuitous slow motion shots, and a heaping helping of “family drama” to tie it all together. As expected, the son never smiles; he’s generally a prick. The 16-year-old girl carries a tiny little dog around in the great Parisian tradition. I’d love to post the video but I get the feeling the black helicopter that’s been circling my apartment is just looking for a reason to ruin my day. The show debuts next Monday night. While I didn’t see anything patently dangerous, I also didn’t see a reason to watch another episode.
Special thanks to Discovery Channel for letting me see the episode in its entirety.