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My Strange Addiction: Season 5: Episode 6 -- "My Strange Addiction" tells the stories of people who can't kick their very unusual addictions. Addicts include a 23-year-old man who's addicted to eating plastic newspaper bags and a 48-year-old woman whose best friend is a doll.


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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.
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 (Series Cast [2])
John Zajecka ... Himself - Psychiatrist (2 episodes, 2010)

Demi Kazanis ... Herself - Dentist (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Joseph R. Fitzgerald (1 episode, 2010)
Series Writing credits
Jason Bolicki (6 episodes, 2011)
Becky Postmus (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bridget Sarno (4 episodes, 2010-2011)

Chris Sergi (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jason Bolicki .... executive producer (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
Melissa Cutlip .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2010-2012)
Dana Michelle Cook .... field producer / story producer (16 episodes, 2010-2012)
Rita Boland .... associate producer (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Maddy Woodmansee .... field producer / associate producer (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Becky Postmus .... supervising producer / producer (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jim Wall .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Halasz .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Robert Oltra .... field producer / associate producer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mitch Monzon .... line producer (6 episodes, 2015)
Kelly McClurkin .... supervising producer / story producer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jinna Yun Moyer .... associate producer / producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Bridget Sarno .... producer / story producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jared Cook .... field producer / story producer (3 episodes, 2013)
Andrew Biesen .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2015)
Dana Cook .... field producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Adam Pray .... field producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jonna Walsh .... line producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Teresa Valley .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Brian Babarik .... producer (2 episodes, 2015)
Series Cinematography by
Joseph R. Fitzgerald (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian Babarik (10 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Giannantonio (2 episodes, 2013)
Series Film Editing by
Andy Schwarcz (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ian Hutchinson (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
John LeSanche (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mike Costello (2 episodes, 2010)
Alberto Mendez (2 episodes, 2014)
Series Casting by
Doron Ofir (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Production Management
Jonna Walsh .... production manager (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Andrena Hale .... production manager (3 episodes, 2013)
Series Art Department
Steve Juras .... graphics (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Steve Maslan .... sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 2010-2012)
Derek Hanson .... audio supervisor / sound mixer (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Vogel .... sound mixer / sound / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
John Mathie .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Philip von During .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2014)
Patrick Tillmann .... sound mixer / sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Sauro .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2014)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Hayes .... director of photography (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian Babarik .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Joseph R. Fitzgerald .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Sheeren .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012)
Jaron Tauch .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tom Almanzar .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mark Denney .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gabriel Bongiorno .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Series Casting Department
Stan Moreland .... casting associate (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Teresa Valley .... casting producer (5 episodes, 2014)
Leo Folden .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kim Giebel .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stephanie Lewis .... casting coordinator (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Smart .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Katie Mahony .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2015)
Series Editorial Department
Mike Costello .... finishing editor / on-line editor (48 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tyler Bedgood .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dan McGuire .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2013)
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2015)
Diana Yung .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2015)
Stephen Hollinden .... associate editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Matthew Pavolaitis .... composer: additional music (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
Aram Mandossian .... composer: additional music (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
Colleen Grace Rourke .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Neill .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sean Baillie .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Scott Liggett .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2011)
Risto R Muzik .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2011)
Bryan Shackle .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
William Pearson .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Imhof .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Other crew
Rita Boland .... production coordinator (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Katie Mahony .... production assistant / production coordinator (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
Krissy Cox .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Jim Wall .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Carlos Ybarra .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2010)

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Even if it was fake, it was somewhat interesting, but quickly declined, 31 January 2015

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The problem with this type of show is that it gets repetitive and begins to decline. Since most of the "cases" were obviously fake, it was hard to take seriously, and the "cases" just kept getting weirder and weirder in a way that really wasn't entertaining anymore, just stupid. I mean, come on, a woman who chows down on her dead husband's ashes? Isn't that going a little bit too far?

Some of the episodes made good points about the issues of various 21st century subcultures, like the living lolita dolls (humans who dress up as Japanese dolls and choose to spend a lot of money on costumes and cosmetics), and the furry fandom (adults who dress in large mascot suits that make them look like anthropomorphic mascots). I mean, to each their own, but these activities seem like it's just large groups of adults who don't want to grow up. It's a lot of money spent on these activities and lifestyles and workplaces are being pressured to allow people to dress and act in these childish ways on the job. I'm sorry, but no way would I buy anything from a salesman dressed as a giant fox or wolf, and no way would I go to a doctor who was wearing a My Little Pony costume or a lot of unnecessary cosplay stuff. As this show points out, if it's your hobby and you aren't bothering people with it, that's fine, but it's weird and frankly ridiculous to just expect to be accepted by the whole world for dressing in a giant mascot suit.

On the other hand, even though some of these episodes have fake cases, I don't think it's right to exploit someone's problems or disorders to make a bad reality show. Maybe the episode with the woman eating her husband's ashes was fake, but if you can think of it, someone out there has tried it, and making a show of it just doesn't seem right somehow. Shows like these never really last as long as you'd think, anyway. My Strange Addiction was incredibly popular when it first came out but chances are in the next few years it'll be viewed in the same way that Fox Network's low-rated reality show 'The Swan' is viewed.

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