May be if Antiques Roadshow actually auctioned stuff off like Syfy’s new reality series, Hollywood Treasure [Wednesdays, 10/9C], I’d watch it. That’s part of the unexpected charm of HT – not only do we get to see the folks at Joe Maddalena’s Profiles in History track down such cool collectible items as a Jupiter II Space Pod [from Lost in Space], or the carpetbag from Mary Poppins, we get to see them sold via auction. That’s quite a hook.
Joe Maddalena, who owns and operates Profiles in History, has a staff of knowledgeable colleagues – Brian Chanes, Jon Mankuta and Tracey McCall – who may not know everything there is to know about Hollywood memorabilia but know the people who know the stuff they don’t. The result is that when any of Profiles in History staff aren’t sure about something, they bring experts who do – something that makes the show relatable to a larger audience [though who doesn’t love learning about movie stuff?].