posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 11:14 PM
Okay guys, I will admit, I can hardly get enough of "Hoarders", and my spouse complains that every time I watch it "I start throwing things
I watch "Intervention" from time to time as well, and I see these families exposing their (so-called) sib or parent who is near complete
annihilation from abusing drugs/alcohol.
These stories are so completely out there.....does anyone else think that maybe, perhaps, these stories are invented? The homes full of mountains of
crap and garbage, the family interventions and "specialists" that are coming in to "help"
the sufferers of hoarding disorder, are fictitious? The people with these apparently severe and excessively dysfunctional coping mechanisms, whose
families "get together for a pre-intervention", and then "confront" the weirdo....
are they real? They LOOK real. They SEEM to be real people. But who would actually call these producers and say, "you know, my mom is buried in
garbage, and her home smells of animal feces, and you can't even walk through it." Or, "you know, my sister says she has this "disease", and she
manipulates our entire fam to enable her getting a free ride out of guilt."
Are they some sort of warped and manufactured "reality TV"? And what are these programs supposed to be teaching us? Is it just a new generation of
the Jerry Springer show?
I was watching "Intervention" this evening, and the story just seemed so outlandish, so extraordinarily bizarre, that I began to wonder if it's
"real" reality....or if it's some sort of media conspiracy to make us all feel like we're screwed up. OR, THAT WE ARE ONLY A LITTLE BIT SCREWED
UP......so we're really okay.
Any takers? What do you guys think, ATS?