Lone Star Restoration is a new reality/documentary series that has recently started its debut eight-episode season on the History Channel. This series covers Texas-based restoration expert, Brent Hull, and his company Hull Historical, which uses a combination of today’s technology with skilled, traditional craftsmanship to bring his projects to life, saving some of America’s precious historical structures.
#LoneStarRestoration is produced for the History Channel by Red Arrow Industries. Serving as executive producers for Red Arrow Industries are Danny Downing, Ryan Hardison, Jaime Paxton Morey, Jym Buss and Tabitha Lentle. John Verhoff and Russ McCarroll serve as Executive Producers for the History Channel. Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for the channel, promises a show that will combine not only practical knowledge from Brent and his staff but also more knowledge about some of the historical landmarks that he will be working on.
A few of the restoration projects appearing in this season are a classic red railroad caboose and a prohibition era subterranean liquor vault. With his loyal Yellow Labrador Retriever Romeo at his side along the way, Brent promises to not only explain how he restores these artifacts and buildings, but also explain why they are so important, as he ensures these pieces are around for years to come.
At the moment, the show is too new to have any strong critical reception or ratings data out there. However, there are some viewer impressions available out there on social media, and they seem to show a moderate-to-positive reception. The good news is that Hull Restoration is a solid and credible business to try and build a show around, both taking in a variety of different objects to restore and knowing their stuff both in the restoration and the history around it. After all, Hull has over 20 years of experience in his craft.
The small bit of negativity mainly concerns the fact that the characters don’t have the personality of other similar shows, but this isn’t as big an issue when it is obvious that their passion for their work is clear. Without ratings data, it’s hard to see if this reception is translating into viewers, but so far, so good. In many ways, this show is a bit of a throwback to some of the History Channel’s older days, which some vocal viewers have been asking for in the wake of several other reality shows that may have upped the channel’s viewer profile, but aren’t necessarily bringing the educational value that they were hoping for. With
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