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THE HOUSE OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVES......CH 4 .......9.00
Reality show or serious psychological experiment? You decide. The idea is to get three people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder to live together to help them conquer their demons. They're a bizarre and poignant trio. Sophie is an obsessive handwasher; Gerard hasn't put pen to paper for five years because he's scared he'll confess to imaginary crimes; and Wendy is terrified of encountering specks of dirt or, worse, glitter. Watching them in the grip of their fears is at once painful and surreal - Gerard even chains himself to his bed at night. Psychologists cajole them into confronting their fears head on.
Are they seriously advertising this as "Reality show or serious psychological experiment"? Makes me feel a bit uneasy that they consider it could be seen as a reality show - putting these people together and televising it as entertainment.
It depends on how they present it, I suppose. The fact that they refer to the people involved as "bizarre" doesn't have me thinking that it's going to be presented in a particularly sympathetic way, but it's hard to judge on just a synopsis.
it better not be anything other than a serious programme, I'll be SO offended if they think this might be 'entertaining / light entertainment' I'll be the first to write a MASSIVE letter of complaint if it's in bad taste.
Hopefully it'll make sufferers feel less alone, help people to understand more about it, etc erc.
That was my concern, fastasleep, that it would be done with the idea of mental illness as amusing entertainment for Big Brother fans (sorry, BB fans, but you know what I mean). I suffer with OCD and this really makes me feel uneasy.