Most of the main characters are real, and buy storage units for a living. Storage Wars is an American reality television series on the A&E Network that premiered in 2010. Jarrod and Brandi really do own "Now and Then Thrift Store". Dave really does own "Rags to Riches". Darrel really does go to swap meets and sells the stuff that he buys there. For more details, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storage_Wars.