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A&E’s Hoarders is the best depiction of mental illness on TV today

A&E’s reality series Hoarders ends its first season tonight at 10 p.m., having established itself as television’s best illustration of mental illness. I’ve never liked the predecessor to Hoarders, A&E’s Intervention, in part because it’s too dark and depressing, and in part because it’s not that visually interesting. But following people who are compulsive hoarders …

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Intervention wins Emmy, beats Kathy Griffin; Project Runway 5 finale wins for best editing

The Creative Arts Emmys were held Saturday night, hosted by Kathy Griffin, and for the first time in two years, she lost in her category to drug addicts, as her Bravo show was beaten by A&E’s Intervention. Also of note: Project Runway 5’s finale won for best reality show editing, and Deadliest Catch lost to …

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is A&E’s Intervention exploitative?

is A&E’s Intervention exploitative? A&E’s newest reality series, Intervention, which kicked off earlier this month, focuses on two people in need of help each Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET. The episode titles give us all we need to know; Sunday’s episode was titled “Jerrie (Vicodin) & Tamela (self-destruction),” and next Sunday’s ep is “Alissa …

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