Intervention is Still On the Air
I watched Intervention last night for the first time in a while because you can only watch so many episodes of people who are so lost before it becomes a little soul crushing.
1. Why on earth do they bleep out the foul language? We see addicts prostituting, hurting themselves, shooting up drugs, drinking to the point of no return, but somehow it’s the word “fuck” that’s too much? Who exactly are they trying to protect and from what?
2. Most of the women and many of the men on the show can trace their addiction to sexual violence and that makes me so…. angry.
3. It’s strange isn’t it, that the addicts don’t know yet that they’re going to be on Intervention when the documentary crew follows them around for a couple weeks. I suspect there’s something House Hunters inauthenticity going on here.
4. The young woman last night, I had all the FEELINGS for her because her family was the worst, namely her mother and father, mired in a toxic marriage, the mother an alcoholic in denial. Lady had alcohol hidden in a secret panel in her closet and she wanted to point fingers at her daughter? Doing it wrong. The father meanwhile, had sort of just given up on life but also said the cruelest things to her daughter. It was gross. I wanted to hug the woman and let her watch my movies.
Gallery Girls… our heroine Maggie was sent to Brooklyn! Alone! To the “ghetto”! She was simply appalled and that’s all you really need to know about this show.