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Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.5 – Ricky, Cynthia

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We’re back! Thanks for bearing with me last week–I don’t get paid to talk about the shows I love, and there are times when this show hits a little too close to home. That’s when I need to take a breather. But we’re back, and my all-time favorite doctor returns as well. And as Dr. Michael Tompkins explains at one point, “Hoarding is very complicated.  There isn’t one thing that contributes to it; it’s many.” Continue reading

Hoarders 6.10 – Marlene, Jeff

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

“It’s an emotional thing when you try to fill yourself up [with things], and then you get filled up for a little while, and then you’re empty and you go back out to fill yourself back up.” Marlene, one of our hoarders, sums up the whole problem perfectly.  And always remember: for these people it’s a hoard, but it could have easily been drugs, alcohol or food.

We should be treating all of them the same: as fellow humans with a mental illness. Continue reading

Hoarders 6.9 – Jan, Bebe

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

This is our last episode of the year as Hoarders takes a month-long hiatus.  We have two tough women that have alienated themselves from their children both through their anger and their hoarding.  But those are the only similarities between the two. Continue reading

Hoarders 6.8 – BG and Lee, Chris

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

This episode has one of the most tragically beautiful homes in the show’s history, absolutely hoarded to the gills. And we also had another tender-hearted man that let his things separate himself from what he wants most: a relationship with his family.

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Hoarders 6.4 – Shanna, Lynda

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

Warning: This episode has some seriously disturbing human filth, and as much as I want to be sympathetic to the hoarder, this is when my sympathies (and wishes of bleach/Karen Silkwood showers) shift to the crews. (I do care about the hoarder, of course.)

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Hoarders 6.1 – Debra, Patty

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

Welcome back to a new season of Hoarders on Hey, Don’t Judge Me! For any new readers who might be coming along, I want to stress that we take the work of the Hoarders‘ production staff very seriously. We do not view this as “rubbernecker television.” Everyone on the show (and they come by and comment on occasion!) believes fervently in shedding light on this disorder and in getting help to the people portrayed. Many viewers have finally been able to put a name to what has been wrong in their life (or the life of a loved one) by virtue of this program. I have nothing but admiration and respect (and a lot of hand sanitizer) for everyone involved in this show.

As always, the rule at HDJM is that if we don’t love something, we move on. If you were looking for a site to make fun of things, this isn’t the place for you. Hard questions can be asked, but tone really does mean everything, so please keep that in mind. On to our season premiere episode! Continue reading