My Crazy Obsession

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Voyeuristic look at collections that are quirky, strange.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series takes a non-judgmental look at the extremes some people go to in order to support their hobbies or lifestyles.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The folks featured here seem addicted to their collections, but are not putting themselves or others in danger in order to maintain them.

Violence
Sex

One couple's romantic date nights include looking at their collection of washing machines. Another claims to be "in love" with his collection of mannequins.

Language
Consumerism

Episodes feature things like Cabbage Patch dolls, Hoover vacuums, and other appliances. One episode showcases Kitten Kay Sera, a Hollywood personality also known as "The Pink Lady."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series, which spotlights people who are infatuated with their special collections of treasures or their unique lifestyles, is non-judgmental, but voyeuristic. Some folks may find some of the rituals and routines revolving around people's obsessions a little strange or disturbing. Items like Cabbage Patch dolls and name-brand appliances are sometimes visible.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydlbv March 14, 2012

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Trash!! Very immoral to show being sexual with an object!
Kid, 12 years old March 29, 2012

SoOoOOOOO weird

Really weird show. This one, is a must miss!

What's the story?

MY CRAZY OBSESSION is a docuseries featuring people who are dedicating their lives to their extreme hobbies. The My Collection Obsession spin-off takes a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of people who have unique or quirky collections and lifestyles, and shows the amount of energy, time, and money it takes to maintain them. From spending millions of dollars to purchase and house dolls to refusing to live in, wear, or eat anything that isn't pink, these folks find pleasure in taking their hobbies to the extreme.
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Is it any good?

The voyeuristic series showcases some one-of-a-kind collections, as well as the rituals and routines their owners have created to preserve them. It also highlights how these folks use their obsessions to create a fun fantasy world that, in some cases, offers a chance to escape from their everyday lives.

It's non-judgmental in its approach, but you can't help wonder how their hobbies grew from being a fun pastime to taking over their lives. You may also find yourself questioning whether their all-around behavior also makes them potential candidates for a future episode of My Strange Addiction or Hoarders.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about having a hobby that is important to you and being obsessed with it. Is there a difference between being obsessed with something and being addicted to it? When does an infatuation with something (or someone) become an indication of a more serious problem?

  • Do you have a hobby that you enjoy? What kinds of things do you do to be able to continue pursuing this hobby? Where do you draw the line when it comes to pursuing your hobby?

TV details

  • Premiere date: March 7, 2012
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming

For kids who love reality television

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