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Last episode of Hoarders?

They've not been picked up for a new season, so last night's episode might very well be their last. The recap is here and I'm not going to lie: I got choked up writing this one. I've thought about how much I've learned (not always good things about myself) from watching this show. I know many people just wanted to rubberneck the grossness, but I really benefited from it.

An excerpt from the recap:
You just don’t know what leads people to make the choices in life that they do. Behind every filthy home has been a person with a story, a person that has needed someone to bear witness to their pain, a person that just needed someone to give them the tools to fix their problems. And often there are families behind that person, families that are angry, sad, and many are desperate to welcome the hoarder back into the fold. And when those families show love, things change.

It could be a show about hoarders, but really it’s a show about choices. It’s a show that is unflinching in its depiction of what those choices can result in, be they good or bad. And more often than not, the show turned someone’s life into something good, something with hope.

If this was the last episode, and I hope it isn’t, I’m incredibly grateful to have learned that I wasn’t a very kind person before. But I’m trying to be better.

And now I get to shift mental gears and switch to writing about over-privileged Beverly Hills brats. My brain is an active place, let me tell you.


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Feb. 5th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hoarders just struck too close to home for me but I'm sorry it hasn't been renewed. Please don't replace it with recaps of anything Kardashian related, Oh wait, you're already recapping over-privileged Beverly Hills brats.
Feb. 5th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
I can absolutely understand why that show is difficult for some people to watch. *hugs you*

Ahahahahaha - I decided to give myself a break from writing the brats up until later today. I NEEDED A MOMENT TO REFLECT ON POSITIVE THINGS. ;)
Feb. 5th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
Awwww, though I never watched the show, I'm sad to hear this might be the last episode! I know you've really found the show to be so fascinating and compassionate to the people and lives it covers, so I'm very sorry to hear it's ending. <3
Feb. 5th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3 That show really does tangible good for people, even if the majority of viewers are "rubberneckers." But hey, they'll live on in syndication, right? :D
Feb. 5th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
I don't want to think about it being the last episode. :( But then, I know the folks involved will continue to do the good stuff and help people.

And speaking of choices, tell me you listen to Matt's "5 Decisions Away" podcast. Excellent stuff. And as he said, we are all 5 decisions away from pooping in a bucket....
Feb. 5th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
I do listen to his podcasts! (and have one of his Golden Poop ornaments, too.) :D
Mar. 1st, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
That is sad news. Hoarders is such a special show, really. Much more then a TV-show, to be honest. :-P
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