God, Hoarders is gross. And depressing. And voyeuristic. And uncomfortable to watch. But, like Intervention and Obsessed before it, I continue to watch and enjoy for shameful reasons I'd rather not admit. Tonight, we meet Augustine, a Louisiana woman whose compulsive hoarding was so extreme that she lost custody of her son years ago and never regained it. Now an adult, the boy and his adoptive mother confront her as her house is forcibly cleaned by the city for not being up to code. It's... going to be very difficult to watch, but I think we all know we're going to do it anyway, with rapt attention. We should all be ashamed of ourselves, but such is the magic of Hoarders.
Hoarders airs on A&E tonight at 10 PM, but if you can somehow smell those houses through the TV, our Week in Preview has tidier viewing options to choose from.