Hoarders 8.8 – Peggy, Connie and Ed

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[Previous episode]

Warning. One of our hoarders, Peggy, is an animal hoarder. There are no living animals in this hoard; you will not see any animals suffering. It’s awful. We all know it’s awful. This show helps identify these folks, get them on ASPCA watch lists (to protect future animals from being “rescued”) and the hardworking crew of Hoarders either gets the animals into healthy, safe environments or gently and responsibly euthanizes them. The crew usually suffers a lot of heartache on these episodes, but they’re doing real good. It’s hard to watch. I know. If you need to skip, please do.

Please do not insult the hoarder. We all know it’s not fair, right or just. Calling names and being outraged here in comments will not do anything constructive. Let’s get to the bottom of why this happens so we can hopefully stop future animal hoarders. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.7 – Dick, Karen

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[Previous episode]

Sometimes when someone won’t choose you, you have to choose yourself. Continue reading

Hoarders 8-6 – Dorothy and David, Doris

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[Previous episode]

You know, every week I wonder if there’s going to be something new to learn. Surely we’ll run out of reasons for the hoarding, ways that people convince themselves that the manner in which they’re living is fine, just fine, and then I remember that no two people are alike. It’s like Mr. Rogers said (and yes, I just invoked the power of Fred Rogers), “There is only one person like you in the whole world.”

I was not let down this week with regards to seeing something new (and more importantly, learning something new). Continue reading

Hoarders 8.5 – Ben and Robin, Kevin

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[Previous episode]

You’re welcome for not leading off with a “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt” joke. There’s definitely a theme in tonight’s episode. Also, reminder to be kind and courteous, and that if you can’t be kind and courteous, you should not be commenting here. [points to the website’s name]

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Hoarders 8.4 – Ruby, Mary

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[Previously on Hoarders]

Tonight we focus on the effect hoarding has on children, both young and in their developmental stages and as teens who have grown up in chaos. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.3 – Jackie, Richard

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[Previously on Hoarders]

From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. Another split result on tonight’s episode, and not in the way I thought it was headed. This served as another reminder that often when dealing with extreme hoarding, you’re dealing with other mental health issues as well. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.2 – Roxann, Barbara

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[Previously on Hoarders]

“What’s the point of living in the house when you ain’t got nothing?”

This episode features a hoard where Matt Paxton said elsewhere that he almost gave up.  When the expert in extreme hoarding is beyond knowing what to do, you know you’ve got a situation that goes far, far beyond OCD hoarding or grief hoarding.

It wasn’t all shockingly dire, however. Continue reading

Hoarders 8.1 – Judy

A&E, I am so glad you learned from your mistakes, dropped the rubbernecking, over-dramatization of seasons 5 and 6, and let the stories (and our awesome crews) take center stage.  This show does real good, everyone on the Hoarders staff wants nothing more than to help people, and I’m just glad it’s back.

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If you’re new to our site, please click over here and read the basic rules of engagement. Short version: the families and friends of the hoarders often visit our comment section, and we treat everyone with respect. Be kind, be thoughtful in how you communicate, and be open-minded. It’s hard, I know, but it’s important. We’ve become a tight-knit group here over the years.

Judy, Vancouver, Washington

Judy is a former food service worker and lives in a mobile home alone. It should go without saying that her house is what anyone else would consider inhospitable to human comfort. Our opening shot is a mouse pulling a bit of pasta out of an open container. Continue reading

Hoarders returns!

Hoarders is not only back on network TV, but it’s back on A&E!

We’ll be here come Monday with new recaps and discussion posts, but I wanted to remind you guys that this website is not “the public’s.” Actually, it’s mine. There are no advertisements, no kickbacks from anyone. It’s just a site I built 5 years ago (almost to the day!) to have a space that was the opposite of every other forum.

I don’t want ugliness. I don’t want hate. I don’t want belittling and jeering, mocking, shitposting, none of it. Literally everywhere else has that.  Hey, Don’t Judge Me does not allow that, I will not keep those comments, and you better believe I mean it.

It’s not that you can’t have a different opinion, that would be ridiculous. It’s that you cannot leave a mean, belittling, angry, or outright cruel comment because you don’t have any manners. If you can’t understand the difference between talking like an adult to people and screaming down at people about how “stupid” or whatever it is you’re angry about, then this isn’t the place for you. Not until you learn the difference.

Besides, if that’s the way you prefer to do your blogging, then you’re going to be REALLY bored here, so I’m just saving you the agita and a whole lot of your time. You’re welcome. :)

Walking Dead 6.5 – Now

  • Remember: don’t ever be sorry.
  • How the harvest gets here.
  • Good or lucky, doesn’t matter.  Just keep doing what you’re doing.
Walking Dead Glenn Maggie

BASICALLY HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS SHOW. Mostly about Glenn. And Maggie.

  • Sheriff blue Eyes getting a little.
  • Deanna going bananas.
  • MAGGIE IS HAVING PIZZA DELIVERY BABIES. Guys. What are we thinking? I know I’m losing my damn mind. YOU??