With a few exceptions, there is currently very little watchable AND enjoyable programming on network television these days. Most of the programs that I personally look forward to are on cable – specifically Discovery and History channels.
There is a genre of reality-based series on those channels that are “must-see-TV” for me and they are American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Storage Wars. The basic premise of each is treasure hunting in some manner or another. However, what each of the shows have in common is that they seem to be a quasi-hybrid between PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal- bottom line it’s great TV.