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  1. DC Gal in VA

    Hoarders

    Thank goodness I have somewhere to post about what I'm watching now. The episode is a woman name Terry from Season 6 who had dozens of dead cats in her freezer including what the hazmat suited clean up crew called "liquefied dead cats" at the bottom of her refrigerator. WTF!!!???? That was a definite first for me. I really have a hard time with animal hoarders who always proclaim their deep love of animals and yet they're torturing them. Of the 49 live cats they removed, all but a few had to be euthanized. That made me so angry. However, I couldn't bring myself to hate her because her mental illness was so profound. Loved how the Animal Control representative said that if she starts up with her animal hoarding again, they will pursue charges against her. Good. Mentally ill or not, she still needs to be held accountable.
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    S06.E21: Sean & Dottie's 2018.07.25

    I wonder if TLC plans on editing Sean out of the opening montage for this show? That's where they show him leaning over to his right on the edge of his bed, obviously very uncomfortable if not in pain, while trying to be bathed and his voiceover says: "My weight has given me a death sentence" or something to that effect. I was about to say, given today's sad news, that perhaps they should. However, this would also be an opportunity to have real reality tv and leave it as is using that brief clip as a cautionary tale, not just for the show's participants, but for everyone.
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    S06.E21: Sean & Dottie's 2018.07.25

    Sad to say ThereButFor but you absolutely nailed it.
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    S06.E21: Sean & Dottie's 2018.07.25

    Thanks. I was just about to post those very same online sources but you beat me to it libgirl2. Although I saw the Facebook reference, before commenting on any trending topic, I prefer to wait for confirmation from additional sources; I'm just old school that way. Anyway, what can I say? I am kind of shocked and kind of not. I guess I figured that this was bound to happen to Sean but, maybe because of his youth--damn, only 29--I thought he might have more time which, now that I write it, was foolish. Even though he was young, his true body/health age was probably that of someone much older. Also sealing his fate was that his main goal was to find a nursing home facility willing to accept him as he stated to Dr. Now during his update show and not to get healthy and become independent. I definitely gave him grief, especially after his mom died, for not trying harder to help himself but that woman surely did everything in her power to create the dependent man-baby that was Sean. I am truly sorry this happened 'cause it just didn't have to turn out this way. R.I.P. Sean.
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    You know Jeeves you are obviously a much braver person than I am since I usually turn my head when those scenes pop up. I am way too busy not watching and waiting for those scenes to be over to notice that the workers aren't even wearing gloves when they're cleaning out the refrigerators!☺ Funny thing is that I do notice when people aren't wearing gloves, face masks or anything else when handling their nasty "precious treasures" in the rest of the house or apartment. I think the scene you are referencing is from one of the episodes shown yesterday with the woman whose 17 year old son had to move out when he was 12 and go live with his grandmother who lived near by because her hoard left him no place to live in the house. As I recall, it wasn't just the stuff in the refrigerator, it was also piles and piles of rusted cans of food and packages of unrefrigerated meat she decided to hang on to. I really disliked this woman in particular because, as her own brother said, she was always making herself out to be the victim. Really liked her son, a very insightful young man, who correctly observed that that she had chosen her hoard over him.
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    Thanks. I recall from another post from you that you are familiar with that area. Probably because I live in the Washington, D.C-Metropolitan area, the idea that one could cheaply rent any space, let alone a 9,000 square foot one, really threw me off. Heck, you would definitely pay more for just 900 square feet, or much less, than she did for that storefront space even if it was located in the most dangerous, drug infested, gang banging area you could find here.
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    S06.E18 James (K) & Cynthia 2018.06.20

    Hahaha CatherineM! Your description of James sounds like he should featured in a remake of that old horror film The Reanimater. Check out the following article: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/my-600-lb-life-james-k-gofundme-active-amid-weight-loss-journey/ Among other things, it notes that, once again, James escaped the jaws of death after yet another stint in the ICU recovering from sepsis, kidney failure, cirrhosis as well as high blood pressure and infection. This was in January of last year. And don't forget that Dr. Now had diagnosed him as suffering from heart failure in one of his M600PL episodes. I still laugh at what dear Lisa must think every morning that he wakes up for his gravy-drenched breakfast. We all know that's she's trying with all her might to kill him off with food without any reprisals or interference from Adult Protective Services. When it comes to Lisa, I keep wondering what exactly is her endgame? She knows that James is dumb as multiple boxes of rocks and just doesn't get that she loathes him and is trying to bump him off. She's getting her revenge for all the years of waiting on him and dealing with his infantile outbursts and verbal bullying since now she's the real one in charge. But if he dies tomorrow, then what? She hasn't held a steady paying job for about 20 years, I doubt that there's going to be a huge insurance payout and, even if there was, all of that would be eaten up (pun intended) just bury him. Then she'll be stuck in Houston with no money, no car, no nuthin'. I just don't get it.
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    All Episodes Talk: Let's Talk About Dr. Phil, The Show

    Not sure if this is the right place for this post. Anyway, I haven't seen any threads or comments here on Dr. Phil's interview with the daughter of Dennis Rader aka the B.T.K. serial killer who has written a book about her life and the lives of her family members after finding out that he was B.T.K. This was a pretty decent show. I actually thought Dr. Phil did a pretty good job interviewing her especially when it came to her memories of him as a good dad. He said that she is entitled to those memories and I tend to agree. However, I found her attempt to quantify her father's despicable, cowardly murders of twelve innocent men, women and children to be quite creepy. She said that she believes that her father was 95% Dennis Rader good dad and only 5% of him was the one that committed those heinous crimes. Frankly, I think she's got that one bass ackward and that it is a slap in the face to the victims and their families. What he didn't bring up, which I thought should have been addressed, was whether or not she will be profiting from the sales of her book. IMHO any monies she receives from writing this book is covered in the innocent blood of her father's victims. Afterall, had it not been for their murders, no one would be interested in buying this book. Just my 11 cents. (Reference to a much beloved now long gone tv show). 😊
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    Hi JudyObscure. She definitely was the cleanest hoarder I've ever seen! Heh heh, maybe she knew that even understanding hubby would have had his limits if he had to put up with the filth, stench, cockroaches and, finding the occasional mummified family pet who everyone thought ran away by the usual hoarder. 😏 Not only how did she pay for and hide the increasing costs of the storage units, but what about that 9,000 square foot commercial space she was leasing? Did they ever say how much that cost per month and how did hubby miss it?
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    On TLC right now: Hoarding:Buried Alive, Season 4, Episode 4 (originally aired in 2012). A married couple. Wife is a hoarder on steroids who has been hiding her hoard (and the mounting costs of storing them) from her husband, Jeff, in various places for years AND has roped her grown children into hiding what they know from their dad. BTW, poor Jeff has already had a heart attack and has high blood pressure. God Bless this man for putting up with and still loving, barely, this woman. Definitely want to say more on this episode later.
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    Hoarders

    Oops, posted a comment in response a Hoarding:Buried Alive episode here by mistake.
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    S07.E05: Holly's Story

    Gah, glad to know that I am not the only one finds this so repulsive when anyone does this; not sure why though. Maybe it's because there is just something so reptilian about it? Ditto on the amount of food she would just have to have after eating an enormous main meal. I mean I believe she said that she would do this after EVERY meal. All in all, kudos to her for her massive weight loss. I sincerely hope that she can ultimately reach and maintain her goal weight. Also, as for TLC, I get it, these folks are huge but the continual inches-away-from-their-faces camera closeups need to go. IMHO, they just shine a spotlight on the absolute contempt TLC has for obese people in general. We are not stupid. We understand that these people are really, really, really fat. There are more compassionate, intelligent ways to demonstrate how their weight affects their daily lives. Same goes for the obligatory shower scene. If they weren't so lazy and formulaic, they'd figure that out.
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    S07.E05: Holly's Story

    Tried to re-watch Holly's episode right now and I. Just. Can't! I forgot how her completely aggravating, annoying, whiney baby voice actually makes my head hurt. Nope, no can do. Choosing to watch Evil Lives Here on the Investigation Discovery channel. It's more uplifting than watching Holly.
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    S07.E07: Brandon's Story LIVE CHAT

    YES! I hate how they gave us the whole opera back story and then nuthin'. Me wants to hear some opera dammit! 😤
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    S07.E07: Brandon's Story LIVE CHAT

    Tee hee Giant Misfit I am totally opposite; I love that phrase! It's probably because it reminds me of one of my favorite shows, NYPD Blue. The characters used to say it a lot.
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