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Anyone else watching the "Amish Mafia"?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Parts of it are "recreations" and such...


    But I find it interesting.

    We've had many Amish move into our part of Western New York because farm prices are so low (as opposed to the Lancaster, PA area), and we see them around quite often.

    That's part of the show's fascination for me.
  2. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    I saw bits and pieces of one episode. It was actually really interesting. I saw the one where a major leader in the community was sneaking off to have sex with prostitutes.
  3. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    The only parts that aren't "recreations" are the buggies going down the road, as long as "recreations" mean complete and utter fiction.
  4. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Yeah, the show is fake as #%@*.
  5. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    oh and I suppose Finding Bigfoot is fake too ??? Lol
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Watched every minute. Still don't know exactly what to believe.
  7. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    As someone who has multiple business dealing with Old Order Amish, Mennonite and a few Beachy Amish to the point where they've become more like friends, I can say without any reservation that the show is 90% fiction or more.
  8. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Levi the original Gangster.

    I can't help but think of Weird Al yankovics Amish Paradise
  9. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Everytime I see a promo for this show or the other 2000 shows like it that now litter Discovery/History/any other formerly "learning" channel I want to weep for the state of America.
  10. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    [IMG]
  11. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    Sarcasm lol
  12. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I know what you mean. Yesterday I was flipping through channels and the History Channel had "to be announced" on the channel guide. The program turned out to be WWII looking through a space perspective. It was a very good program as it covered the final days of the Europe and Pacific campaigns. This was the kind of programming I had looked for when these channels started appearing, but sadly it's a rare event anymore.

    Now most of the channels (TLC, A&E, Discovery, etc.) are just trash reality shows.
  13. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Moonshiners is the best
  14. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    I have watched three episodes. I gave up when one of the "enforcers" started pumping rounds through a guys car because he was rude at the door.

    I think the whole thing must be BS.
  15. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    From a NY Times Review:

    An early credit warns of “select re-enactments,” and since we’re never later told whether we’re watching staged scenes, it’s fairly safe to assume that everything is staged. (A closing credit clarifies that “re-creations are based on eyewitness accounts, testimonials and the legend of the Amish Mafia.”)

    http://tv.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/arts/television/amish-mafia-on-discovery-channel.html
  16. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    This is Why the rest of the world laughs at American reality tv.
  17. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Not so funny when an Amish mafioso has a shotgun in your face.

    /I keed!
  18. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Is there reality TV elsewhere and is it respectable?
    I thought this drivel was an American phenomenon.

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