Jill and Richard suffer from hoarding and are raising their three kids in a house filled with junk. They have been cited by the city on numerous occasions. Jill is a mother who once lived in poverty....
Paul maintains his own private junk yard in his backyard, front yard and side yard. He wants to sell the junk for scarp but also doesn't want to get rid of it. Now he faces jail time on a law passed ...
While most 21 olds see a world of possibility in front of them, Jake wakes up every morning despondent at the state of his life--a prisoner to his hoarding and OCD. Jake compulsively hoards garbage. ...
Tells the compelling stories of people who are battling obsessive behaviors on the verge of taking over their lives. Follow these addicts as they reveal their strange addictions and meet with psychological experts.
This reality television show features all different types of addictions (drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, etc) and real people living with them on a day to day basis. Each show features ... See full summary »
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Four years after the death of his wife, Gilford Finch receives the visit of his grandson. Their life have drifted apart, and Gilford is now cut off from his family. Realizing his grandpa became a hoarder, Theo decides to help him out.
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I'm very curious about how this show is produced. How do they find the participants? Why do the participants, who almost always say how embarrassed and ashamed they are to admit their hoarding, agree to appear on national TV? Are they paid? Are the 'consultants', some of whom have genuine degrees in psychology or psychotherapy, others of whom have very dodgy credentials, paid? Are the hauling companies (usually the same ones) also paid? The show is highly edited with a lot of speedy zoom shots of rubbish filled rooms. How many hours of filming are needed to pare show down to requisite 45? minutes. Anybody know where I can find the answers? There's a book 'Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things' with excellent case studies, written by a therapist that is much more informative and philosophical than this show. I highly recommend it.
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