The other night I watched an episode of “Hoarders”, which always freaks me out a little bit, since there is some hoarder in me. Immediately after “Hoarders” was over, I switched to “Antiques Roadshow”. And that’s when I realized that junk is in the eye of the beholder. These two shows are opposite ends of the Bell Curve!
“Hoarders” is scary. Many of the people live in filth and are surrounded my mountain of junk. “Antiques Roadshow” celebrates the most unusual bits of that junk. I’m not saying that the folks on “Antiques Roadshow” are hoarders, although many might be. But they do have “stuff” that got on TV … just like the “Hoarders” folks.
I don’t really have a big message here. I just found the parallels between the two shows interesting, especially since I happened to watch them back-to-back.