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  • Summary: Japanese home organization consultant helps people find their sparks of joy as they declutter their houses.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Health & Lifestyle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Amy Glynn
    Jan 4, 2019
    Tidying Up with Marie Kondo will convince the most cynical among us that it’s reasonable to derive joy from every single thing in your house, and that anything you’re hanging onto that doesn’t provoke a joy reaction should be seriously held to account. ... What’s interesting about Tidying Up is that it isn’t especially voyeuristic--and that seems to be what makes it work.
  2. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Jan 2, 2019
    Considering that this show is the literal equivalent of watching other people clean their houses, something I barely want to do myself, it is far more absorbing and interesting than I expected. ... You don’t want to recognize yourself in these “untidy” people who can’t bear to part with maternity clothes or high-school notes or the 85th nutcracker they collected. But you will.
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Archer
    Jan 4, 2019
    There’s something about the way in which Kondo explains the goals of her exercises that gets her clients to open up. This is the key difference between Tidying Up and most other reality shows: There’s no sense of competition, and the ostensible makeover at the heart of every episode simply involves regular people becoming happier and more at ease in their own home.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 2, 2019
    The show isn’t all that revelatory, but it certainly qualifies as a fine New Year’s Day binge for people who intend to drag the Christmas tree to the curb sometime before Easter.
  5. Reviewed by: Marissa Martinelli
    Jan 2, 2019
    By eschewing the typical extreme-makeover excesses, the highest-high inspirations and lowest-low humiliations that we’re used to from our reality television, Tidying Up showcases a kind of gentle moderation that should make its star proud--and leave everyone else mildly underwhelmed.
  6. Reviewed by: Malcolm Venable
    Jan 2, 2019
    It may not provide much in terms of tips or motivation (watching Netflix kinda implies that the viewer is chillin', by definition) but it does spark a glimmer of inspiration and yes, some joy, much like its happy and gay counterpart Queer Eye.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jan 7, 2019
    The show is decent company if you’re just sitting there folding the laundry, and you will be folding it with unprecedented panache--conveying “love to your clothes from the palms of your hands,” Kondo says--if you follow her teachings. Tidying Up is mindless television on the topic of mindful domesticity.

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Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Mar 9, 2019
    Do you feel that your house is a mess? This is your serie! Marie Kondo, a home organization consultant, explains her method, called Konmarie,Do you feel that your house is a mess? This is your serie! Marie Kondo, a home organization consultant, explains her method, called Konmarie, through this serie. I started to watch this serie because I was spending a whole weekend doing house chores or tidying up my house, but during the week it didn’t keep organized. Always it seemed untidied. Watching this serie, I discovered different tips about how to change this situation. There was on episode that she said that all things in the house have its placement. After you use it, you must put them in its place, so to be tidied. Immediately, use and tidy. It is also important, to keep only things that you provoke a joy reaction. If you don’t feel this you must get rid of. On the other hand, each episode is a different story, with different types of families and houses, so different problems and necessities. Therefore you can relate with some of them.

    Apply the method has changed my life because when you feel comfortable in your atmosphere home, your feel good about yourself. Try it!
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    Boring, terrible show trying to capitalize on the popular book. I skimmed through several episodes. I watched one episode completely.