follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the ... See full summary »
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which of them will win... See full summary »
Jean Philippe Susilovic,
Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.
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.
Features Ramsay swooping into a restaurant on the verge of collapse and spending a week in save mode. Then he comes back after a few months to see the results of his coaching. Will the restaurant survive?
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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