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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: Family Secrets 1.3 – Michelle & Yama

You all know the drill by now: Hoarding is a mental illness, and we’re respectful of the folks who put themselves out there for public scrutiny in their attempt to better themselves, their families, and their lives. It’s incredibly brave what they’re doing, and we here at HDJM want to encourage them (and anyone reading) on that path to wellness by being kind and thoughtful as they take that journey.

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Full episodes of Hoarders can be viewed on Lifetime TV. Hoarders airs on Lifetime at 9pm EST, Thursdays.

“This is never what I intended for my kids. Intellectually I know it’s wrong; I just don’t know how to fix it.” And that, in a nutshell, is the heartbreak of this disorder, isn’t it? Let’s meet Michelle. Continue reading

Hoarders: Family Secrets 1.1 – Richard and Jim

Our show is back, after many of us were pretty sure the last season was it. It had a new format for its premiere (more on that), but should return to what we’ve become familiar with as the season progresses.

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Note to any new readers: Hoarding is a mental illness, and there will be no insulting, name calling or harassment of people featured on this show. The production team, the families of the hoarder and often times the hoarders themselves comment on our boards, and we appreciate them being open and honest with us.   Continue reading

Hoarders 6.11 – Diana, Dolores

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

Thank you for your patience with me regarding this recap’s delay.  My son has been hospitalized for several months, and we were finally able to bring him home last week.  (And since we here at HDJM do this for free, family takes precedence.)

This is penultimate episode of the season. Fingers crossed for a season 7! 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 6.7 – Susan, Michael

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

This was the episode for people with horrifying backgrounds. It was also a reminder that shopping addicts are some of the toughest hoarders to work with – there’s not a clear path to the emotional connection with an object to address. Continue reading

Hoarders 6.5 – Joni, Millie

A&E, Monday Nights, 9EST

To prepare for this particular episode, I’ll let you know that I have never seen more anger that had me worried someone was going to be hurt than I have in this episode. And we’re just seeing a 22 minute cut. Matt Paxton said that this was the episode that almost had him quitting the entire show. Not just walking away from a hoard, but quitting. It’s tough. (And there is anger in both stories, but allusions physical violence on the first, for those that need the warning.) Continue reading

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