Hoarders Hoarders

On Monday's Hoarders (9/8c, A&E) we meet Ron, who seems like a garden-variety hoarder until he reveals that he keeps an open flame on his stove "at all times." He reasons that it helps warm the house, and that it's not a fire hazard because it can't reach any of the thousands of pieces of paper he has crammed in his house.

Man hoards himself on Hoarders

Ron's story is tragic (it features abandonment and cancer), but this open flame gives the show a pronounced sense of suspense: