Hoarders

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2009TV-PG
Hoarders profiles adults who suffer from extreme hoarding, a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary.
Starring
Matt PaxtonRobin Zasio
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Jennifer & Ron/Jill
    August 17, 2009
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jennifer is a young stay at home mom. Both she and her husband Ron, suffer from hoarding and their three kids are growing up with piles of junk, food, and clothing everywhere.
  2. 2. Linda/Steven
    August 24, 2009
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Linda's compulsive shopping not only depleted her family's finances but filled every room in their home with piles of bags and boxes.
  3. 3. Tara/Betty
    August 31, 2008
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tara has been reported to her landlord and needs to clean out now or she'll be homeless. She's an obsessive collector, favoring things like McDonald's Happy Meal toys.
  4. 4. Jake/Shirley
    September 7, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While most 21 olds see a world of possibility in front of them, Jake wakes up every morning despondent at the state of his life--a prisoner to his hoarding and OCD.
  5. 5. Kerrylea/Lauren
    September 14, 2009
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kerrylea and her husband Geoffrey are facing imminent foreclosure on two houses.
  6. 6. Patty/Bill
    September 21, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Patty and David appear to be living the American dream. But their secret hides behind the manicured yard of their new home.
  7. 7. Paul/Missy & Alex
    September 28, 2009
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Paul was charged with criminal littering in 2008 and has failed to meet three court ordered deadlines to clean his yard.

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Producers
George Butts
Season year
2009
Network
A+E Networks
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Honest reviewReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
cuts off at the crucial ending everytime
Don't like how Amazon cuts off the ending almost every time, in the middle of someone's sentence summarizing or discussing the end result etc. Just cuts off and goes to the next show. For this reason I could not watch anymore of these, its too frustrating to get to the important end of show and have it cut off .
32 people found this helpful
Karen J. Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Laziness excused as "illness".
What the so-called "experts" call "contributing factors", I call "excuses for laziness". period. They come up with so many reasons for people being slobs except for the laziness factor. Isn't it just possible that some of these people are simply lazy? But they never EVER suggest that. I think that should ALWAYS be suggested as at least a factor, otherwise none of these people ever take any responsibility for this. That's why they most likely all relapse as soon as the show is over. There's no accountability until the law steps in. These people only accept help when they know they will be out on the street if they don't; otherwise they would stay like that forever.That's called "consequences". What adds to my reasoning is that hoarders are obese by a percentage of 2 to 1. "I'm nervous because people are going through my stuff". No. People are going through your GARBAGE, filled with rotting food and maggots! And then Dorothy Breninger pats the fat lazy guy on the back and congratulates him! Why? He's sitting at a table WATCHINMG her do all of the dirty work! You couldn't pay me enough to help those lazy bums. My favorite one was when one of the cleaning crew found part of a woman's dentures under several feet of trash and instead of being grateful she said "Well I can't use this unless you find the other half"! What?? I would have lit a match under the one I found and heaved it out a window! Not only are these people fat and lazy but they are ungrateful. They don't WANT help and the only reason they ever allow anyone to come in is when they are in danger of being evicted, losing their children, or having the house fall down around them! Do you know what that means? As soon as the crew leaves, the accumulation begins again, because unless these people are forced to HELP clean up their own messes, it doesn't mean anything. No consequences.
29 people found this helpful
WeekendWarrior2017Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad - Some Episodes are Very Disgusting ...
First, it's hard to watch this without judging. I feel so bad for the people with this condition but, come on ... just a tiny bit of picking up each day would help immensely - ESPECIALLY, the ones with the rodents and bugs. Those episodes are very hard to watch and I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to let it get that way ... but, given that, I will say that whenever I lack motivation to clean my own house, I put this on tv and quickly find the motivation to at least get started. So, for that reason - alone, I highly recommend watching this - if for no other reason than to help stop myself from becoming a hoarder (I am a shop-a-holic and could easily see myself getting to that point). For people, like me, this series is a must watch for self-help motivation!
18 people found this helpful
Pain Warrior RNReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
They are Mentally Ill Not Lazy
The tour of cleaned up houses are few and far between.
These individuals are Mentally Ill. This behaviour is under Neuro Psychiatry in the DRG or Diagnostic Rating Guide.
12 people found this helpful
cuddly & ramboReviewed in the United States on July 8, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
abundant life
I have been watching these episodes while staying at home during Covid-19. They can be shocking yet strangely interesting how the series show various things people find worthy to keep in their homes. From trash to clothing to the smallest trivial items which all get buried in piles around the house.
It is easy to be judgemental and not to realize that many of these people suffer from depression and mental disabilities. But the flat character of many hoarders is maybe the most disturbing aspect. It feels like there should be someone to push them to the limit. Set their souls on fire. And I guess that is the purpose of the clean-up efforts. The Hoarders episodes do not address much of the psychological treatments e.g. medications or therapy though they do always mention the retention program in the end of the clean-up.
Also I do wonder if hoarding is more problematic in the industrialized countries. We live in this constant flow of commercial items. Daily bombardment of advertisements how things can bring us happiness and make our lives easier. And I think in all of us there is a hoarder who is ready to stock up on toilet paper, bananas and other essential items in times of scarcity.
Overall hoarding seems to be a mixed bag. People want stuff around their houses but too much of a good thing creates chaos.
4 people found this helpful
StormyReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
safe a rotting pumpkin ????????
Hoarders have control issues.
They're getting evicted (by the courts !! ) and are going to be physically pulled out of those filthy houses and "Jill" wants to save the seeds from a black, rotten pumpkin.
That is just a way to assert her filthy self, so she can feel "in charge"
OK Jill, who's going to be "in charge", when the armed sheriffs deputy's barge in to pull you out of your house and padlock the front door, so that you can't get back in ??????????
Your pets will be dumped at a "shelter" (that are commonly referred to as DEATH ROW because that's what "shelters" are !!!!!!
3 people found this helpful
Rena SherwoodReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertainingly awful
Watching shows on hoarding is a guilty pleasure -- and I can't be the only one who watches this stuff. This is more focused on meltdowns and results of cleaning than Hoarding: Buried Alive. There also is no narration. It's great to see people who are more crazy than I am. Some people may be disappointed that the hoarding level is not at the extreme hoarding level shown in many seasons of Hoarding: Buried Alive. You can often see floor space here. WARNING: One episode shows a woman hoarding cats, with tragic results. That episode I wish I'd skipped.
4 people found this helpful
KatmazdoReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Keeps me motivated
I watch this show as motivation as a reminder that laziness leads to filthiness.

I will say that in most of these cases laziness is the biggest contributing factor. When they do follow ups of those that had their houses clearef out and they are living in filth again them they are just lazy.
But, that isn't the case in every case.
Some people do begin hoarding after tragedy because they can't deal with the emotions that come from losing a family member. The case with Ruth is a prime example. She lost her husband. She started to hoard but it wasn't too bad. When her oldest son passed and eight months later her youngest committed suicide it just sent her over the edge. When they did the follow up her house wasn't like it was before so I do believe the grief was the driving factor of her hoarding.
I had a similar experience with my mom after my father and brother passed. She began hoarding. Fortunately, when she realized what she had done she cleared it out with the help of my sibling and me.
It's easy to judge so most of us do it to willingly but sometimes to do it too quickly.
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