T.V. Series Review: Hoarders Season 5

Hoarders Season 5 Trailer

Hoarders Season 5 Summary

Season 5, Episode 1: Norman/ Linda

A Philadelphia man is forced to clean his home following a visit by paramedics in which EMTs had to climb over hoarded items to provide care. A widow in Madisonville, Louisiana who has been hoarding for ten years needs to clean her home in order to prepare for future rehabilitation following a scheduled surgery.

Season 5, Episode 2: Barbara/ Richard

A Merritt Island, Florida mother with a family history of hoarding continues to hoard following the deaths of both of her sons. A Minnesota man’s home is condemned because of his hoard. He moves into a homeless shelter, where he is evicted for hoarding.

Season 5, Episode 3: Mary/Annie

A North East, Maryland woman’s home is filled with cats and animal waste. A housekeeper by day in Missouri, lives in a home filled with her hoarded possessions, where she must also take care of her husband, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and her son. The 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred during the cleanup of the North East, MD location and was shown in the episode.

Season 5, Episode 4: Carrie/James

A former victim of abuse is living in a filthy seaside home in Washington filled with treasures from her shopping ventures. A former member of the military living in Orland, California, hoards sporting equipment and has previously appeared in court to fight code violations from the city.

Season 5, Episode 5: Joanne/Kristy

A hoarder’s daughter in New York develops post-traumatic stress disorder from dealing with her mother’s hoard. A woman in Washington with a history of relationship trauma has her son removed from her home due to her compulsive shopping.

Season 5, Episode 6: Barbara G./ Fred & Mary

A Huntington Beach, California woman’s hoard consists of stuff found in alleyways and dumpsters and her hoarded home sits in a neighborhood where the neighbors look on in disgust. A Missouri couple and their son live in a house filled with cobwebs and cockroaches, but they don’t seem to notice, despite the fact the man has a serious respiratory illness.

Season 5, Episode 7: Kathleen/Scott

A New Jersey woman’s hoarding began after her husband was killed in a train accident. Her hoarding not only fills up her own house, it’s filling up her daughter’s house as well. A Cedar, Michigan man faces serious financial problems after purchasing hundreds of houses, buildings, barns and other things which he buys at auctions.

Season 5, Episode 8: Dee/Jan

A New Mexico woman blew through a $150,000 legal settlement to fulfill her hoarding obsession and risks being disowned by her daughter if she can’t control her hoarding. A Canyon, Texas woman has been living in filth for years and faces eviction by her landlord if she doesn’t clean up her home.

Season 5, Episode 9: Verna/Joanne

In Santa Cruz, California a recovered cocaine dealer has turned to hoarding to replace her old addiction. A grandmother in Streetsboro, Ohio must clean her dangerously hoarded house before her son calls Adult Protective Services on her.

Season 5, Episode 10: Anna/ Claire & Vance

A woman in South Florida has a hole in her roof, but still refuses to get help for her compulsive shopping, which has had a profound effect on her home’s structure. Now she risks losing her house unless her filthy hoard is cleaned up, but she refuses to let anyone from her family inside her home. A couple in Chicago live under the weight of over 40 tons of books and must clean their house before the city obtains an inspection warrant.

Season 5, Episode 11: Constance/ Jeri Jo

A woman in Freestone County, Texas who runs a fresh-egg business has her home filled with unrefrigerated eggs and loose chickens that cause problems. A woman in Walnut, California, married to a man serving a life sentence in prison, hoards because she’s lonely without her husband.

Hoarders Season 5 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I admit I have a weird obsession with this show. It is sad and painful but seeing the transformation is so brightening and encouraging. I honestly watch Hoarders to be inspired to clean when I don’t have the spoons. Even just a few things a day gets done.

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