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My Crazy Obsession
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
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.
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.
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?
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