Amish Mafia episode review: “Merlin’s Judas”

So before we start today’s action-packed review of Amish Mafia, let’s do a quick analysis of the title of this episode.  “Merlin’s Judas.”  Are we saying that: Someone who Merlin Miller (no relation) has in his inner circle will turn traitor on him and side with Levi or, perish the thought, the black-bumper Mennonites? Merlin…

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Amish Mafia Episode Review: “Forbidden Knowledge”

Part of the fun of reviewing Amish Mafia episodes is the way the show tries to portray what goes on in their fictionalized “real world,” while still trying to deal with how the real world affects their “fictionalized” world.  You know, every time they have a plotline with Alan Beiler, something happens and he gets…

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Amish Mafia Episode Review: “Love Your Enemies”

I hereby propose a brand new drinking game while watching Amish Mafia.  A drinking game, as you know, takes place so that whenever a character does something on TV, you take a drink of some beverage.  Example – any time Jack Bauer says “There’s not enough time!” on 24, take a drink.  Whenever that girl…

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Amish Mafia Episode Review: “A Church Divided”

With only eight episodes left until the Amish Mafia series finale, let’s see what’s going on in wacky Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Jeez, at this point in time, I almost expect to see Lebanon Levi and his Amish going to war with Doug Duevil and his Mennonites, to the point where they could cast Richard Beymer…

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Amish Mafia episode review: The Return

Crank up the crazy violins, show us the slow-motion Amish buggies traipising through Lancaster County, Pa., it’s time once again for the trashiest reality TV series that doesn’t involve 7-year-old beauty pageant contestants, 15-year-old pregnant teens, backwoods alcohol / marijuana producers, girls from Poughkeepsie who wear enough bronzer to confuse pigeons looking for a place…

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My Tuesday nights are protected by Lebanon Levi, starting February 10th…

One final season.  One last episodic run through the crazy lives of the most over-the-top, couldn’t-believe-it-if-I-tried reality TV show of all time. Yep… it’s time for the final season of Amish Mafia, which will premiere its last episodes on Tuesday, February 10 on the Discovery Channel. Now for anybody who’s unaware of this little program,…

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When we last left our “Amish Mafia” crew…

Just for the record, there are new episodes of Amish Mafia, the trashiest, most offensive faux-reality TV series ever filmed, beginning in January.  Yep, this show has now reached the level of “nothing can kill it.”  In a nuclear explosion, Amish Mafia would survive, along with Twinkies, Keith Richards and cockroaches. And it’s kinda ironic……

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Could Lancaster County, Pa. cancel Amish Mafia?

There are several reasons why television shows get cancelled.  The show doesn’t generate enough viewers to be profitable.  A major character leaves the program and the show can’t continue on its original trajectory. And then there’s the situation involving my favorite trash-reality TV series, the one that takes the Plain folk in Lancaster County, Pa.…

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More offensive than “Washington Redskins”?

By now, we’ve all heard about the battle over the name “Washington Redskins” – those who want the team to change that name because the name “Redskins” is offensive to Native Americans, and those who believe that the name “Redskins” actually honors Native Americans. Recently the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the trademark…

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Amish Mafia episode review: Shepherd’s End

And just as quickly as it arrives… Amish Mafia is out the door. And it seems that this season, the show has truly spiraled out of control.  What with Levi trying to take over Amish communities in Indiana and in Wisconsin, new characters appearing on the show with an amazing alacrity – Flip the party…

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