Average User Score: 2.8Jan 4, 2013Is the show a real portrayal about the Amish Mafia? Doubtful. Does this show prove there's an actual Amish Mafia? Also doubtful. What thisIs the show a real portrayal about the Amish Mafia? Doubtful. Does this show prove there's an actual Amish Mafia? Also doubtful. What this show does is prove that even the most ridiculous of circumstances can be funny and entertaining. This show's entertaining without having to be a reality TV show. This could be an excellent scripted TV show on a network like AMC or HBO or Showtime. To make this a 'real' thing is stupid. No one believes the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish are housing known heathen in their ranks, no matter the circumstances. The show IS entertaining and at times funny. But to play this as a 'real' thing is silly. No one believes their is an Amish Mafia and even if there was one, no one would believe it exists.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.5Jan 4, 2013This show is what is wrong with American television. To watch this show is to glorify ignorance, stupidity, obesity, and just awful actionsThis show is what is wrong with American television. To watch this show is to glorify ignorance, stupidity, obesity, and just awful actions from a family that needs some genuine help. I've not watched ONE episode of this show, but I know enough about it through previews and occasional peaks when I'm flipping through the channels to know this show's a joke. I wonder if TLC brass remembers when they used to air 'educational' programming? Live surgeries, informative cooking shows, and other educational tools that were useful to our culture. Why sacrifice great taste for ratings, TLC?
Many others have already talked about the low brow humor, the deplorable behavior they carry, and on top of that, you can't even understand what the folks are saying. I'm not alone in feeling this way and feel that I'm in the majority in saying this is the worst show on television and that TLC's brass should look in the mirror and realize that fads like this show will ruin a network's reputation.… Expand