DVD Review: Storage Wars Collection Four
Fast talking auctioneer Dan, and his wife Laura are back for another season, sorry, make that ‘collection’ of Storage Wars. In this collection Laura seems to have been spending money on her image, and the world’s most hated second hand dealer, Dave Hester seems to be having second thoughts about being on the show.
The show follows a group of second hand dealers who attend storage locker auctions run by Dan and Laura. When an storage locker has not had it’s rent paid for some time, the storage facility has the right to auction it off to recover costs. The crazy thing, whilst many of the lockers – especially the ones you don;t se on the TV show – have nothing of much value in them, some have veritable gold mines, leaving you wondering just why they were abandoned in the first place.
The second hand dealers, along with joe public, each try and out bid each other based on what they think might be in the locker, with only a quick look from the door of the unit to get a feel for what might be in the unit.
The four main bidders, Dave Hester, Darrell Sheets, Jarrod Schulz and Barry Weiss all have different reasons for bidding, and different plays on how to win a particular unit.
Dave Hester quickly became the bad person by deliberately going out of his way to up bid his competitors with no intention of winning the bidding war. His trademark saying ‘YUP’ went to his head and he got an ego the size of a truck, literally. By the beginning of collection four you’re wanting the guy to get run over by a runaway bus. But then things start to change, he doesn’t turn up to auctions and starts doing his own thing, it’s almost as if he wants to leave the show.
Darrell Sheets looks set to fill his place, but then the show introduces new player Jeff Jarred, who is a bit of a loose cannon and thinks that Dan and Laura give the other regulars inside tips and try to shut him out.
As much as it is a pretty lively soap opera, the real gem of the show, as with any of the many similar shows, is in what does occasionally get found. Sometimes with Storage Wars however, the personalities get in the way of what we really want to see.
Rating: M Violence & sexual violence.