Category: Reality TV
Stars: Various

Equal parts naturalistic horror study and bizarre human tragedy, A&E's Hoarders is one of those reality shows that makes you feel guilty for watching, yet benefits from the "looking at a trainwreck" syndrome. There's something perverse about watching an old woman's family members helplessly try to convince her that living in decades' worth of garbage is inhumane, mainly because it's evidence that just when you think mankind can't get any more unbelievable, there's always a hoarder waiting to prove you wrong.