Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever?

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chewingthefat
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Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 1:01 PM
It's an insult, ridiculous, stupid, and unwatchable....all I've seen are the adds for it and just that makes my skin crawl. Your thoughts?

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 1:27 PM
I would never watch it. TLC channel has some of the most insulting to intellegence programs ever.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 4:01 PM
It is a total scam. Exploiting the cultural group and insulting everything about their beliefs. I will not watch it.
 
Most of the other 'Reality" shows are just as or almost as bad as this disgusting series.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 4:28 PM
Not to sound like a snob.but other than some sports and a rare PBS, i have given up my boob-tube time to peruse equally mindless web sites.
 
After Boo-Boo kitty, or baby or whatever she is and the guys that make Duck calls...........I rest my case
 
I live near Amish country as does CTF.....watching that show (I'm told) is about as close to reality as was the documentary on Second Life to the game.........or Hogan's Heroes was to life in a PoW camp

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 4:46 PM
Amish Mafia : Discovery Channel
This looks great! Did they ask for protection money from you, CTF?
Almost makes me want to go get a TV.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 4:47 PM
I have not seen the show nor do I watch reality TV.
 
We live near Amish communities here in SW OHIO and enjoy visiting these areas.  I also have started reading authors who write mysteries involving Amish communities.  Authors I enjoy in this genre are Karen Harper, P L Gaus and Kate Burkholder - there are many others in this genre I plan to get to.
 
TV has always been a "vast wasteland" - as we age I think many of us view it more sparingly - also the quality of the shows has diminished over the decades IMHO.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:03 PM
I just ran across a blog entry from  P L Gaus, one of the Amish mystery authors, mentioned above, and it is a fascinating look at both the Amish and the reasons he writes in this genre:
http://www.mysterywriters.org/node/2803
 
Reading these kinds of books sure beats watching most of what is on TV LOL.
 

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:05 PM
chewingthefat


It's an insult, ridiculous, stupid, and unwatchable....all I've seen are the adds for it and just that makes my skin crawl. Your thoughts?
I guess you could say that about most of what airs on TV nowadays, eh?


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:14 PM
1bbqboy


Amish Mafia : Discovery Channel
This looks great! Did they ask for protection money from you, CTF?
Almost makes me want to go get a TV.

No, but I live in fear they will ask me to help raise a barn.


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:28 PM
I'd never heard of this program before, but now that I've had the chance to see what it's all about I can't wait to watch it. Thanks Chewy for tipping me off to this show.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:31 PM
chewingthefat


1bbqboy


Amish Mafia : Discovery Channel
This looks great! Did they ask for protection money from you, CTF?
Almost makes me want to go get a TV.

No, but I live in fear they will ask me to help raise a barn.
They offer many jobs involved in barn raising - you would be a great hit with the women in their kitchens...


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Wed, 01/23/13 5:45 PM
I've watched the show a couple of times because one of my Amish friends asked me to take a look at it.  It's pretty bad.  What's even worse is that I saw that it was the second-rated cable show (3.2 mil) on TV last week, trailing Bill O'Reilly by just 200,000 viewers.  Ted Baxter better watch out.  Levi may overtake him.
<message edited by jman on Thu, 01/24/13 4:58 PM>

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/24/13 10:32 AM
I watched two episodes, I don't buy any of it. It all looks completely staged, with third rate actors. They're committing crimes on camera, if it were real they'd be in jail by now with RICO charges hanging over their heads.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/24/13 11:58 AM
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I'd never heard of this program before, but now that I've had the chance to see what it's all about I can't wait to watch it. Thanks Chewy for tipping me off to this show.

You will love this show, it appeals to a certain breed of cat, one that likes Catchup on Ball Park Franks!

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/24/13 1:18 PM
The vast majority of so-called "reality" shows are nothing but mindless garbage that would insult the intelligence of a ten year-old. As a rule I never waste my time on any of them. The one exception is "American Pickers", as it deals with backroads roadtrips and antique advertising, two subjects near and dear to my heart.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/24/13 2:17 PM
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The vast majority of so-called "reality" shows are nothing but mindless garbage that would insult the intelligence of a ten year-old. As a rule I never waste my time on any of them. The one exception is "American Pickers", as it deals with backroads roadtrips and antique advertising, two subjects near and dear to my heart.

 
Every time I watch American Pickers I wish I had done that 6 years ago when I retired and was healthy. Love that show and Duck Dynasty but that's it.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/24/13 4:49 PM
television is entertainment. Very little of it is educational. and when it's educational, it's clear.
 
Reality shows are fake. Of course, but they can be mindless entertainment.
 
Boob jobs make fake boobs. And I don't care. The fantasy is fun.
 
The Amish could give a **** about the show. They do their thing. They don't answer to media. They live quiet and humble lives. They do, however, rely on "english" money. And the English spend a fortune. But, it's worth it, because its high quality stuff, made with care. The Amish markets are great places for high quality foods and products
 
No fool would actually confuse this reality show with actual reality. 
 
What I think is more agravating than the mockumentary aspect, is the people they chose it create characters the public "cares" about. The actual people, are not Amish, they are, however, raging alcoholics, each with at least one DUI and public intoxication arrest on record. The "leader," Levi, has three DUI arrests alone (plus other mishief crimes), and he is only 33 years old. These aren't IMO people to put on TV to idolize.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 8:23 AM
chewingthefat


It's an insult, ridiculous, stupid, and unwatchable....all I've seen are the adds for it and just that makes my skin crawl. Your thoughts?


Having spent ages 14 - 21 in New Wilmington, PA I developed profound respect for the Amish.  Even though I know their "down East" cousins of Lancaster County are "more worldly" I have a hard time believing that this "Amish Mafia" is anything but yet another vile "reality" fraud(Kudos to that guy from "Storage Wars" for admitting that "it ain't real").
 
BTW:  The highly principled Valentine Y. Byler of my old hometown remains a personal hero of mine:  http://www.amishnews.com/amisharticles/amishss.htm .

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 8:31 AM
You wanna talk about fakes?  Last night my kids were watching Long Island Medium(as opposed to The Long Island Minchia we all know).  
 
What a crock of bull.  My favorite is when they surprise people.  I guess nobody sees the director, producer, lighting and sound crews, camera crew, etc.
 
She talks to the dead.  That's because she is so nauseating, they're the only ones who WILL talk to her.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 9:07 AM
joerogo, I'll be renting a horse and carriage for the family to travel to  Chubby's this  summer. If Tom doesn't offer Horse and carriage parking I think we should consider another choice of restaurants.
 

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 10:29 AM
I think that most people who tune in to "reality shows" know that these shows are staged for the purpose of entertainment.  They prosper because of the "trainwreck" aspect of the genre.  As long as people tune in and sponsors line up to support them, these shows will continue to flourish.
 
Maybe there should be more disdain toward the news platforms than reality shows.  Many people who watch the news use what they see and hear to help them develop their opinions. They aren't aware that most of what they see or hear is reflective of opinions rather than actual facts.  It's a shame that the news can't even be considered reality TV anymore.  Heck, you can't even be assured that a national weather report will deliver just the facts and not be used as a lecture.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 10:33 AM
joerogo


You wanna talk about fakes?  Last night my kids were watching Long Island Medium(as opposed to The Long Island Minchia we all know).  

 
Don't be a hater.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 11:12 AM
joerogo


You wanna talk about fakes?  Last night my kids were watching Long Island Medium(as opposed to The Long Island Minchia we all know).  

What a crock of bull.  My favorite is when they surprise people.  I guess nobody sees the director, producer, lighting and sound crews, camera crew, etc.

She talks to the dead.  That's because she is so nauseating, they're the only ones who WILL talk to her.

Fake or not, at least it's not another show with vapid plastic surgical nightmares creating drama and fighting with each other constantly, or spoiled teens, or pregnant teens, or spoiled pregnant teens, etc.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 11:39 AM
Anyone old enough to remember Queen for a Day (I mean the original)?
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_for_a_Day
 
And Tony, good one!

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 1:07 PM
OMG QFaD.the original sob story!  Alas, count me among the ancients as I watch some gal who's family has been blown away in a Tornado, after her dog ate the neighbors child, and who has recently found out her father was his own grandfather win a fur stole and a trip to LA for 2.  Always wondered if they rigged that audience clapping meter.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 1:10 PM
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OMG QFaD.the original sob story!  Alas, count me among the ancients as I watch some gal who's family has been blown away in a Tornado, after her dog ate the neighbors child, and who has recently found out her father was his own grandfather win a fur stole and a trip to LA for 2.  Always wondered if they rigged that audience clapping meter.

Now that's what I'm taking about!

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Fri, 01/25/13 1:12 PM
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  (Kudos to that guy from "Storage Wars" for admitting that "it ain't real").

what?!?

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sat, 01/26/13 12:24 PM
"Reality" tv shows always remind me of the 'Monty Python' sketch where village idiot John Cleese eloquently explains the vital psycho-social service he provides - "There is this very real need in society for someone whom almost anyone can look down on and ridicule."

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sat, 01/26/13 5:19 PM
pnwchef


joerogo, I'll be renting a horse and carriage for the family to travel to  Chubby's this  summer. If Tom doesn't offer Horse and carriage parking I think we should consider another choice of restaurants.


I only have a Pony and a Flexible Flyer, will that do?


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sat, 01/26/13 5:51 PM
No pony, but my Flexible Flyer is available at a good rate.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sun, 01/27/13 2:46 AM
"Shark TanK' -- Now there's reality!!!
What I'll never understand is how you can make Millions making Duck Calls>???????????

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sun, 01/27/13 9:52 AM
chewingthefat


pnwchef


joerogo, I'll be renting a horse and carriage for the family to travel to  Chubby's this  summer. If Tom doesn't offer Horse and carriage parking I think we should consider another choice of restaurants.


I only have a Pony and a Flexible Flyer, will that do?

I was a wonderin if y'all could make a 3 seater go-cart like we had in the 50's and 60's. If the gals are gonna pluck their legs and armpits,they is gonna ride in style..........I'm a startin to think if the pony pulls us in this 3 seater, my view all the way to Chubby's willl be of a horses a--....................Just thinkin out loud I guess........should we bring our own turlet paper or does y'all have a inside crapper..........
 

 

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Sun, 01/27/13 11:27 AM
Foodbme


"Shark TanK' -- Now there's reality!!!
What I'll never understand is how you can make Millions making Duck Calls>???????????


Well, I just happen to have a couple that cost upwards of $100 each. There are lots of waterfowl hunters running around loose, and each one of us needs a few calls to hang around the neck when visiting a duck blind on a cold day that has the wind driving snow hard onto chapped lips and watery eyes.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Mon, 01/28/13 3:22 PM
Another reality show coming....
 
http://newyork.grubstreet...m-steakhouse-show.html
 
Next will be about valet parking at Chubby's

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Mon, 01/28/13 3:28 PM
Hah! My dad and uncle built that style go cart for me way back in 1967 in Elliot Maine. Used a solid door for the platform.
 
As far as reality shows? I watched Moonshiners but checked it out pretty quickly. Ain't nobody making moonshine in front of a camera. Might be boiling water, but that's about it.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Mon, 01/28/13 5:29 PM
kozel


Another reality show coming....

http://newyork.grubstreet...m-steakhouse-show.html

Next will be about valet parking at Chubby's

I called the Travel Channel about your idea, they LOVE it! Called it "compelling and cutting edge"Your in for a cut kozel, thanks!


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Mon, 01/28/13 10:07 PM
CTF....you gonna have special Valet parking for the Amish Mafia buggies?

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Mon, 01/28/13 11:18 PM
chewingthefat


kozel


Another reality show coming....

http://newyork.grubstreet...m-steakhouse-show.html

Next will be about valet parking at Chubby's

I called the Travel Channel about your idea, they LOVE it! Called it "compelling and cutting edge"Your in for a cut kozel, thanks!

Sure, I'm in.  But I thought my best idea to put Chubby's in the news was to have a 'Laser Pointer Night' at Chubby's the next time Camp David hosts a crowd. Give every patron a laser pointer as they leave.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Tue, 01/29/13 10:13 AM
I made several of those go-carts as a kid growing up in the 50s. We would build them and take them down the street to Rhodius Park in Indianapolis where there was a hill with a hump on it. Quite the thrill ride. I never had the patience to build a true soapbox derby car. Later, after moving to Speedway, I built an oval dirt track in a lot behind our house and graduated to a true, but still home-built, metal frame motorized go-cart. I had the setup but no one to race in the neighborhood.

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Tue, 01/29/13 12:35 PM
kozel


chewingthefat


kozel


Another reality show coming....

http://newyork.grubstreet...m-steakhouse-show.html

Next will be about valet parking at Chubby's

I called the Travel Channel about your idea, they LOVE it! Called it "compelling and cutting edge"Your in for a cut kozel, thanks!

Sure, I'm in.  But I thought my best idea to put Chubby's in the news was to have a 'Laser Pointer Night' at Chubby's the next time Camp David hosts a crowd. Give every patron a laser pointer as they leave.

That would be a crowd pleaser and I'd be willing to give a prize to anyone who is able to sneak into Camp David!

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Tue, 01/29/13 12:37 PM
FriedClamFanatic


CTF....you gonna have special Valet parking for the Amish Mafia buggies?

I already do!


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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/31/13 10:14 PM
Foodbme


"Shark TanK' -- Now there's reality!!!
What I'll never understand is how you can make Millions making Duck Calls>???????????

have you seen the price of some of those duck calls and decoys!!!!!

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Re:Amish Mafia, Worst TV show ever? - Thu, 01/31/13 10:20 PM
In all honesty I like watching this show.
 
For I know this IS NOT reality.  Lebanon Levi riding in a Mercedes and a Caddy Escalade, PUH LEEZE!
 
There are some very small grains of truth to the show (like in all "Reality" shows, but the network and producers have blown the "reality" all out of proportion.
 
The reason I like watching it, you all are missing the point....
 
It is not a "reality" show it is a comedy just like two gays dudes and a kid.