Bossy has a little project she likes to call Intervention. Namely, watching every single episode that ever aired. Have you seen this A&E series? Each show profiles one person whose life is on the brink of personal disaster—be it through drink or drugs or other life-threatening compulsive disorders such as
Here’s the premise: the show’s producers are in cahoots with the subject’s friends and family, who are in the final planning stages of a surprise intervention. The show provides the know-how and treatment plan, the subject provides the dysfunction.
For the first half hour the A&E cameras follow the subject around capturing all manner of horrifying behavior while telling the subject they are there to document them for some other show about something unrelated.
In the next half hour the family gathers in a room with one of the show’s Intervention Specialists. The subject then wanders in where they are ambushed by friend and family letters meant to sway the subject to accept help that minute.
Bossy isn’t sure why the subject allows A&E to capture shockingly detailed photographic proof of their illicit behavior. Just like Bossy isn’t sure why the subject believes A&E is interviewing them for some unrelated show but certainly not for their hit series Intervention—but it could have a little something to do with the subject because, hello? Drunk and high. Anyway, these are just a few of the many mysteries surrounding the subject, not the least of which is why Bossy keeps using the word subject.
Last night marked the launch of the new season, which airs Monday at 9 p.m. EST. But check your program guide because there are bucket loads of episodes and they are rebroadcast in perpetuity.