Hoarding: Buried Alive

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  • 2009
  • 10 Seasons
  • 6.5  (783)

Hoarding: Buried Alive was a reality TV show from the American network TLC that aired from 2010 to 2014. The show was based on the lives of real-life hoarders who were facing extreme and often deadly situations as a result of their hoarding behavior. The show aimed to raise awareness of hoarding as a mental health disorder and provide viewers with an insight into the complex world of hoarding.

The show was hosted by Bray Poor, who worked as a crisis intervention specialist and was tasked with helping the hoarders reclaim their homes and lives. In each episode, Poor was tasked with visiting a new hoarder whose situation was often out of control. The show highlighted the dangerous situations that hoarders found themselves in; for example, some of them had so much stuff that it blocked doorways and windows, which increased the risk of fire or other life-threatening situations.

Throughout the show, Bray Poor was empathetic and compassionate towards the hoarders, but also persistent when it came to getting them to address their hoarding behavior. He was often accompanied by teams of cleaners and experts chosen to help the hoarders on their journey to decluttering.

Hoarding: Buried Alive showed the severe consequences of hoarding on a person's life, such as strained relationships with loved ones, health consequences, and the risk of fire or other accidents. Still, it also showed that with the right support and guidance, recovery was possible. Many of the people featured on the show were able to overcome their hoarding behavior, reclaim their homes, and move on with their lives.

Hoarding: Buried Alive was a popular show with audiences, providing an insight into the lives of people struggling with hoarding and working towards overcoming it. The show was praised for its compassionate approach to people who often face criticism and ridicule in society. Bray Poor's calm and compassionate approach helped viewers to understand more about hoarding as a mental health disorder and highlighted the need for a better understanding of this complex condition.

Overall, Hoarding: Buried Alive offered an eye-opening look into the struggles of people living with hoarding disorders, the importance of support in helping them overcome their difficulties, and the potential risks of untreated hoarding behavior. It was both unique and informative, with a charismatic host who was committed to helping those in need. Although the show is no longer on the air, it still provides important insights into a complex mental health condition and the potential consequences of unsupported hoarding behavior.

Hoarding: Buried Alive is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (103 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2009.

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Updates: Shelley
7. Updates: Shelley
March 22, 2015
When Shelley was first on Hoarding: Buried Alive her shopping addiction had led to hoarding after a car accident left her son permanently disabled and her marriage was on the brink of divorce.
Updates: Susie
6. Updates: Susie
March 15, 2015
Update on Susie's progression.
Updates: Ronda
5. Updates: Ronda
March 1, 2015
The show features an update on Ronda.
Updates: Valerie
4. Updates: Valerie
February 15, 2015
An update on Valerie.
Updates: Michelle
3. Updates: Michelle
February 8, 2015
The show gives an update on Michelle.
Updates: Benny
2. Updates: Benny
January 25, 2015
Decades of hoarding has completely isolated Benny from his family.
Updates: Randy
1. Updates: Randy
January 18, 2015
Randy's hoarding compulsion affects his living conditions.
Where to Watch Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hoarding: Buried Alive on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and TLC.
  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (783)