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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 9, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: Four Amish people and a Mennonite travel to New York City to experience new adventures before they decide to return to their communities or continue their journey away from the only life they know.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 10, 2012
    You'll worry the Big Apple will swallow them up. Mostly, you'll wonder how Breaking Amish will turn next.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 10, 2012
    Riveting and revealing.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Sep 7, 2012
    Some are going to embrace this new freedom; others are going to be overwhelmed. The very personal reactions make for grand voyeurism.
  4. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Sep 7, 2012
    Like many TLC series, a simple fascination with observing a perceived strangeness will pull in most viewers, but the pathos evoked by the struggling five refugees will likely keep people watching.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 7, 2012
    Future episodes may exploit the whole hick-in-the-big-city thing, but one hopes that doesn't happen to the point where we forget the courage these young men and women demonstrate to spread their wings.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 7, 2012
    Maybe [it's] no worse than what MTV's done with "Teen Mom" and "Jersey Shore." But it's no better, either.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 7, 2012
    The TLC formula is pretty familiar, and Breaking Amish takes its rightful place alongside oddities like "Sister Wives" and "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 22, 2014
    "Breaking Amish" nos da una mirada a lo que es la experiencia de una persona amish en la gran ciudad.

    Esa experiencia es fascinante y llena
    de mucho drama e incluso suspenso que te hace mantener más conectado al programa, y se mantiene en buena forma con su desarrollo lleno de mucha derivación y concentrado en un entorno apocalíptico. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    Something doesn't seem real about these kids. Supposedly brought up in a strict religious environment, their actions often contradict their image.......too often. The concept is entertaining enough, but I am suspicious of the reality of this reality TV. Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2013
    Fake fake fake. Did I mention fake? TLC is a shameful channel. Let say it would the show would be real: Who cares about the stupidity of these people? I think the whole concept is atrocious. Lets decent Amish people turn into the average brain dead folk, and call it cool. That matters not, because these people are amateur actors who has nothing to do with Amish people. Why call this reality? Lets rename the genre fake-reality show/documentary. SHAMEFUL! Expand