|A hoarder's treasure trove|
But as I said, something changed, perhaps because the producers wanted to increase their ratings, and they became increasingly about individuals who preferred living in squalor. Hoarders tend to be collectors on steroids, there is no stop mechanism. Pigs are too lazy to throw out the garbage. I think the last episode I watched concerned a woman and her daughter who would eat outside in their van because there was no space in the house. The rooms were filled with garbage rather then clutter; soft drink clans, pizza boxes, fast food bags. The camera was showing you first hand what it was like to live in a pig sty. When they revealed that this woman had a guinea pig sleeping in her bed and that she never cleaned up the shit and piss - that's when I realized the show had turned completely.
|A pig's sty|
In spite of what some would have you believe, this is not hoarding, this is nothing but stupid laziness. The focus had changed direction, it was now on garbage and squalor and people who are pigs. These people have serious mental issues. Turning them into entertainment is rather repulsive. None of them are going to get the help they need to pull their lives together. No matter what friends or relatives may say, once the camera leaves they're pretty much on their own. Unlike hoarders, they cannot change. In no time at all they'll be pigs again.