Hardcore Pawn

Hardcore Pawn

  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 10 Seasons
  • 4.8  (4,205)

Hardcore Pawn, a show airing on TruTv, follows the daily trials and tribulations of a pawn shop on Detroit's notorious 8 mile Road. The documentary-style show touches on all parts of the pawn business from the customer complaints, to the rampant drug problems and poverty that plague Detroit and bring customers into the pawn shop. The show also highlights the relationships between the family that owns and runs the location. Les Gold, the majority stakeholder in the business, has worked in the Pawn industry all his life. His father was the owner of Sam's Gold located on Michigan Avenue before he teamed with his son and opened American Jewelry and Loan, the pawn shop that is the focus of the show. Now in his 60s, Les often finds himself embroiled in heated debates with his business partner and son, Seth. Seth, a young, college graduate is looking to take the reigns of the business and lead it towards a more technologically advanced marketing campaign. Ashley, the daughter of Les, returned back to the shop after some time off to raise children. The sibling rivalry often spills over as Seth, Les and Ashley try to meld their different business ideals together. When family squabbles and differences in opinion do not rule the television show viewers are offered an in-depth look at how the pawn business operates. From the most irate of customers looking to get their items back, to poverty-stricken single mothers looking to garner a quick loan, TruTv sugarcoats nothing. The shop; which sits in one of Detroit's most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, services a delightful array of clients and the true underbelly of the pawn business is exposed. Hardcore Pawn is currently in its 6th season and has aired 77 episodes. The show premiered on August 16th, 2010 to critical acclaim. The show has often been compared to Pawn Stars, one of the History Channels biggest, original successes. While Pawn Stars focuses on obscure and valuable items that come into a pawn shop in Las Vegas Hardcore Pawn focuses more on the raw emotions and true underbelly of the pawn industry. It is a must see for anyone interested in the raw emotions that explode in an industry marked by seedy dealings.

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Seasons
Three Ring Circus Part 2
13. Three Ring Circus Part 2
April 6, 2015
Les is given an ultimatum that could change the history of American Jewelry and Loan.
Three Ring Circus Part 1
12. Three Ring Circus Part 1
March 30, 2015
A customer's dunk tank sees Karen coming up with a big idea for the shop.
Seth's Big Mistake
11. Seth's Big Mistake
March 23, 2015
Les finally lands a buyer for his special edition Lee Iacocca Mustang, but loses his cool when he learns Seth sent the hot rod out on consignment. Can Seth get the car back in time?
Cousin vs. Cousin
10. Cousin vs. Cousin
March 16, 2015
When Ashley interferes with one of Karen's sales on the shop floor, a family feud breaks out. Les urges them to work together, but when Ashley's half-hearted efforts to mentor Karen almost result in a big loss for the store, Les has had enough. Plus, Seth gets quite the show when a rock metal group shopping for a guitar breaks out into an impromptu jam session.
Secret Shopper
9. Secret Shopper
March 9, 2015
Les hatches a secret plan to put his employees to the test, but how will Seth, Ashley and Karen react when they find out they've also been put under the microscope? Plus, a man in search of the perfect engagement ring ends up giving everyone road rage when he blocks the store parking lot with his truck.
War on the Floor!
8. War on the Floor!
March 2, 2015
Ashley breaks up a fight between two employees.
Professor Les
7. Professor Les
February 23, 2015
Ashley and Bobby J war over a collection of Nerf guns.
The Estate Sale
6. The Estate Sale
February 16, 2015
Ashley and Les hit the road to get first dibs on a huge estate sale, but will they find treasure or fool's gold? Seth takes a custom Corvette go-kart for a spin but pumps the brakes on the deal when the 12-year-old owner tries to play hardball. Plus, what price is Karen willing to pay to get her hands on a piece of '70s movie memorabilia?
Karen's Big Idea
5. Karen's Big Idea
February 9, 2015
Karen convinces Les to let her bring in a feng shui expert in to try and boost sales and bring some positive energy.
Lights, Camera, Drama!
4. Lights, Camera, Drama!
January 28, 2015
The Golds gear up to shoot a new commercial for the store which can only mean drama. All Les cares about is putting out a good product, but will everyone be happy with the final result? Plus, the shop gets a handful of sexy, when a woman tries to find her perfect mink coat.
The Drag Race
3. The Drag Race
January 21, 2015
When Les shoots down Seth's outlandish plan to boost business, father and son head to the race track to decide who's boss. Plus, Ashley shows off her haggling skills on a mannequin outfitted in bondage gear, but not before having some fun...at Bobby J's expense.
High Roller
2. High Roller
January 14, 2015
Les becomes generous and hands out the biggest loan ever on a luxurious Rolls Royce, leaving Seth and Ashley concerned about his mental well-being.
Million Dollar Resolve
1. Million Dollar Resolve
December 29, 2014
The Golds stumble upon pieces of art that could be worth millions.
Description

Hardcore Pawn, a show airing on TruTv, follows the daily trials and tribulations of a pawn shop on Detroit's notorious 8 mile Road. The documentary-style show touches on all parts of the pawn business from the customer complaints, to the rampant drug problems and poverty that plague Detroit and bring customers into the pawn shop. The show also highlights the relationships between the family that owns and runs the location.

Les Gold, the majority stakeholder in the business, has worked in the Pawn industry all his life. His father was the owner of Sam's Gold located on Michigan Avenue before he teamed with his son and opened American Jewelry and Loan, the pawn shop that is the focus of the show. Now in his 60s, Les often finds himself embroiled in heated debates with his business partner and son, Seth. Seth, a young, college graduate is looking to take the reigns of the business and lead it towards a more technologically advanced marketing campaign. Ashley, the daughter of Les, returned back to the shop after some time off to raise children. The sibling rivalry often spills over as Seth, Les and Ashley try to meld their different business ideals together.

When family squabbles and differences in opinion do not rule the television show viewers are offered an in-depth look at how the pawn business operates. From the most irate of customers looking to get their items back, to poverty-stricken single mothers looking to garner a quick loan, TruTv sugarcoats nothing. The shop; which sits in one of Detroit's most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, services a delightful array of clients and the true underbelly of the pawn business is exposed.

Hardcore Pawn is currently in its 6th season and has aired 77 episodes. The show premiered on August 16th, 2010 to critical acclaim. The show has often been compared to Pawn Stars, one of the History Channels biggest, original successes. While Pawn Stars focuses on obscure and valuable items that come into a pawn shop in Las Vegas Hardcore Pawn focuses more on the raw emotions and true underbelly of the pawn industry. It is a must see for anyone interested in the raw emotions that explode in an industry marked by seedy dealings.Hardcore Pawn is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (158 episodes). The series first aired on August 16, 2010.

Hardcore Pawn is available for streaming on the truTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hardcore Pawn on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 16, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (4,205)