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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/9/12

It’s the start of a new week, but thankfully, we have one more day to relax before the work week itself starts. How was your Saturday? Mine was pretty good. We all got caught up on sleep and play. My kid is in NJROTC this year, and Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, he has to get up at 5am to be at the school for drill at 5:45am—which means his dad & I have to be up, as well. Then Friday night was their first football game (he’s in the marching band), so he was up until nearly 11pm. Then Saturday morning, we had to be up at 6am because they had drill from 7-10am, so by noon, we were all one big pile of exhausted. lol Thankfully, our Sunday is slow so we can relax and enjoy the last of our weekend. 🙂 And that means some new TV tonight. Yay!

Jenny’s Choice

Tonight is the series premiere of Breaking Amish. Here’s what TLC says about it: “In a world where ‘plain’ is considered a compliment, TLC will pull back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle as cameras follow five people who have chosen to leave it behind and explore the world outside of their community. The show provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. It will shed light on many ‘firsts’ for the cast members. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans to using a cell phone and electricity, the show will highlight their transition into city culture and the basic amenities that come with it. Unlike Rumspringa, these young men and women get serious about the possibility of committing to careers, life, and options for living indefinitely on the outside. But after these new experiences and the opportunity to live out dreams take flight, will they take advantage of New York and carry out their newfound lives while leaving behind the Amish/Mennonite community and their families forever?”

I’m very interested in this, even though I’m not sure I can explain why. When I first heard about it, I thought it was going to be about teenagers on Rumspringa, but it’s not, which makes it even more intriguing. I don’t know if I’ll watch anything more than the first episode, but we’ll see.

On tonight’s episode, “Jumping the Fence,” four Amish and one Mennonite leave the only home they’ve ever known to see if there is more to life. Facing being shunned by their families and possible exile from their community, these people get their first glimpse of the outside world.

See if it’s worth watching tonight on TLC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Breaking Amish @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, The Great Food Truck Race, Leverage, All American Handyman, One Car Too Far, & Copper.
 
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