I have a bit of a fascination with pawn shops. It's the mix of stuff, money and desperation.
So I was drawn to "Hardcore Pawn" (TruTV, 10 tonight), an entertaining reality show about a Detroit-based, family-owned shop. It has all of those elements, and since it's on TruTV, there's also lots of bleeped cussing. It's the earthy cousin of The History Channel's "Pawn Stars."
The Golds -- father Les, son Seth and daughter Ashley -- run a 50,000-square-foot store that will pawn almost anything. In the first episode, for instance, there's a donkey, a stripper poke, and a homemade cannon.