A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series underscores what differentiates responsible collecting from extreme and/or obsessive collecting. It also offers information on how to put together a good collection, and the best way to get rid of it.
Positive Role Models
Elyse Luray is not interested in making a profit, but in helping collectors pare down their collections in a way that will make their lives better while still enjoying them if they so choose. The collectors are from all walks of life with different personal issues that aren't explored deeply.
Violence & Scariness
Frustrated and/or anxious collectors occasionally raise their voices and/or cry.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some of the comic book images show characters wearing sexy outfits.
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Occasional curse words like "s--t" are bleeped.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Collection Intervention features people trying to take control over their extreme collecting habits with the help of a collections expert. The psychological reasons behind their obsession aren't explored, but the show offers some details on how to responsibly build a collection and how to best get rid of one. Popular culture items like Barbie and memorabilia for films and TV shows like Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Wonder Woman, and others are prominently featured and might be of interest to younger viewers. The content is pretty mild, but moments of frustration sometimes lead to raised voices and occasional curses ("s--t") that are fully bleeped. Sexy images of actors on posters and in comics are sometimes visible, too.
Is It Any Good?
The series shows the fine line between serious collectors and people who have become so obsessed with collecting that it is leading to hoarding, financial hardship, and the deterioration of relationships with friends and family. It also offers information about the kinds of things serious collectors should be doing when working on their hobby, like staying focused, correctly storing items, and thinking about ways to get the best return on their investments if they choose to sell them later.
While some folks share a few of the reasons why they are attached to their collections, the overall series doesn't really address the underlying issues that are motivating their obsessive tendencies in any sort of depth. As a result, the voyeuristic moments in which folks angrily or tearfully struggle with paring down their collections through selling, auctioning, and donating items are sometimes hard to understand. But in the end, Collection Intervention successfully offers some practical insight into how to be a responsible collector.
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