To be completely honest with you for a minute, ( and after that anything can happen ) I only watch American Pickers because of Danielle Colby Cushman. I’m a big fan of history and I’m very interested in it and read a lot about it and watch a lot of docs about it, I’m just not a collector when it comes to history other than DVD’s and books.
The show is fairly entertaining and to see how hard these people in Iowa work and how far they travel to keep their business going. Both Mike and Frank bring a lot of knowledge, hard work, and humor to their jobs. And I kind of like Frank Fritz reminds me a lot of the TV PI Frank Cannon from back in the 70s both in personality and appearance. And Mike Wolfe, reminds me a lot of the former NFL head coach Mike Shananhan physically. But Danielle, is the main event and main reason for me to watch this show, I just wish she had a bigger role and more airtime.
Danielle C. Cushman, ( or perhaps Danielle Colby at this point ) is so cute, so sexy, pretty funny, and just a pleasure to check out on the show. Every time Mike or Frank bring her on one of their trips to actually work with them, the guys they visit in order to buy historical items the men they encounter and are doing business with automatically like her and want to be around her. I believe just her presence alone brings in action and money for their business. And it’s just not just her physical appearance and personality that people like about her on the show, she also knows what she’s talking about and isn’t some bimbo along for the ride like you might see on a game show or talk show. She’s a professional collector as well which is why Mike and Frank hired her.
Not that History Channel and American Pickers listens to me anyway, but if they want me to watch this show more and perhaps guys who aren’t let’s say junkies ( pun intended ) when it comes to historical collections to watch their show more, give Danielle Colby a bigger role on the show. Instead of just getting a few minutes each week or however often the show is seeing her at the office answering the phone and then calling Mike and Frank in their truck on the road to tell them about a new potential customer for them. Put her on the road more and let’s see her doing some actual collecting herself.
Maybe I should say reality show in quotes since what’s called reality TV is not very real at all. We all know now that the cast members are encouraged to act a certain and act out. Instead of a film crew following people around to see what they’re really like in real-life. But for what’s called reality TV in Hollywood and New York, Rodeo Girls would qualify as reality TV that’s about cowgirl and professional female rodeo cowgirls and watching them compete around the country and what life is like for them and they’re not competing.
Rodeo Girls for me, is like a soap opera but perhaps without a script. I’m sure the cast members are encouraged to act a certain and to even act out, but they’re not told what to say. In a TV soap opera that has writers and actors, etc each cast members are given a script and told what to say. Rodeo Girls, is like a soap opera, but without a script. It has all the tension and competitiveness, backstabbing that would see on General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Young and The Restless, whatever soap you want to use as an example, but the show is unscripted. But the cast is strategically picked out to create tension and entertainment on the show. To put people in place who perhaps don’t even respect each other, let alone like each other and they’re not only competing with each other, but have to interact with each other on the show.
The real drama on this show is between Darcy Lapier ( perhaps the best looking cowgirl in the world, fake or otherwise ) and the rest of the cowgirls the show. Darcy Lapier, is essentially know for being a one-time actress who I guess never got her acting career going in the 1980s, but was able to get involved with some high profiled men in Hollywood and in business. She was married briefly to Jean Van-Damme, businessmen Ron Rice and Mark Hughes, She’s essentially made her career and living by marrying up and being married to successful men and then being able to live off of them while married and then divorced. Gold digger, would probably be an accurate way to describe Darcy Lapier. A very beautiful, hot even, very sexy, very adorable woman, but who has never had much of a career of her own.
And that is where the tension is between Darcy and the other rodeo girls on the show like Barb West who are real rodeo and cowgirls in real-life, who are professionals, who don’t have their ex-husbands alimony or some trust fund to live off of and have to do well in this business in order to support themselves. They don’t see Darcy as one of them or even as a real cowgirl and Darcy is a bit of a verbal punching bag for them and she sees herself as better than them, because she’s not a working stiff and lives the life of a reality TV, Hollywood celebrity traveling around in limos and and her own jet. Who has now decided that she wants a career for herself and is struggling to make it as a professional cowgirl.
One of the sexiest things guys will ever see is an attractive sexy women in a tight outfit who knows how to use tools and uses them. I have absolutely no interest in home improvement shows other than checking out the good-looking female carpenter, or designer. Shows on cable from 5-10 years ago or so like Trading Spaces, In a Fix, While You Were Out, Clean Sweep, all shows from TLC by the way. That had a very sexy host an at least one attractive designer or carpenter, or in some cases both. Sometimes an attractive host, designer and carpenter, like on Trading Spaces. And you get to check out these women doing what’s generally at least back in the day men’s work doing all sorts of physical home improvement work. And you get to see them working with tools and doing a very good job. I’ve only seen a few scenes of Mythbusters on Discovery let alone an actual entire show. But working with tools and they generally work on cars and other vehicles, seems to be a big part of their show. Kari Byron might be enough incentive for me to watch an entire episode of Mythbusters based on what she does on that show.