Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Intervention Season 13, Episode 3 Katie Air On 20th August 2012

About The Show: Intervention is an American television program about the realities facing addicts of many kinds. Each program follows one or two participants, each of whom has an addiction or other mentally and/or physically damaging problem and believes that they are being filmed for a documentary on their problem. Their situations are actually being documented in anticipation of an intervention by family and/or friends. Each participant is given an ultimatum: go into rehabilitation immediately, or risk losing contact, income, or other privileges from the loved ones who instigated the intervention. Often, other tactics are used to persuade the addicted person into treatment, which vary depending on the situation; some of these include threats to invoke outstanding arrest warrants, applying for custody of the addict's children, foreclosing on the addict's property, and break-up of marriages or other relationships.Matthew Gilbert (The Boston Globe), a critic of the show, argues that the program is exploitative and showcases individuals as they self-destruct. He also argues that the confrontation within the intervention is milked to show only the most dramatic moments and that the final results of the intervention and subsequent rehabilitation is glossed-over.Melanie McFarland, another television critic, also laments that the show does little to educate on successful intervention and instead deceives the subjects of each episode in order to film them at their lowest point.....The "cast" for each episode is primarily the addict and their family members, circle of friends and others. The only regular cast member in each episode is the interventionist, whose job it is to conduct the intervention. The show originally featured three regular specialists:......Reality series in which the friends and relatives of an individual dealing with serious problems or addictions come together to set up an intervention for the person in the hopes of getting his or her life back on track.

Episode Summary:
A 25-year-old struggles with an eating disorder and binge drinking.

Main Cast And Crew
Stars: Candy Finnigan, Jeff VanVonderen and Ken Seeley
Creators: Sam Mettler, Rob Sharenow
Episode Air Date: Monday 20th Aug 2012
9:00 PM On A&E Network
Release date: 6 March 2005 (USA)
Genre: Adventure, Reality-TV
Running time: 43 minutes
Executive producers: Colleen Conway,Robert Sharenow (A&E)
Sam Mettler, Dan Partland GRB Entertainment 
Production Co: GRB Entertainment
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 6 March 2005 (USA)
Also Known As: Auf Entzug - Zurück ins Leben

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