Parents' Guide to

Return to Amish

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Ex-Amish cast returns with drinking, smoking, mature themes.

TV TLC Reality TV 2014
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Zero interest for kids or adults!

Kids will have zero interest in this and this season is without drama. I do not see anything to be concerned about. They can find out a tiny amount about Amish. (what they wear, how they seem dumb, weird). The show was interesting when it first started (years ago) It was interesting, but each season got dramatically worse and in a BAD way! Information leaked that it was not all genuine ( go figure, a reality show faked). It did seem pretty genuine initially. Clearly, they did not enlist others that were willing to leave the Amish for tv. There are respectful Amish! To keep having the same people over and over with same story lines is not interesting. SOOO glad Mary is gone!! She was vile. This would be a great show for Amish to watch so they can see what happens when they leave. I am serious on this one! They are horribly uneducated and the show seems to enjoy revealing just how unintelligent and ignorant they are. Maureen and her non Amish bf are too creepy for tv! Noone wants to see such creepy characters as Mary, maureen and her ikky man. These chicks that are unsure about amish vs real world are both pregnant. Soo isnt that a big one??? You cannot be seen without your hat but can get pregnant? The boys are immature, cocky fools! Lets drink and pick up girls! The fighting is not as bad as previous seasons (Jeremiah has chilled)One kid wanted to be the first amish to play college basketball. LOL!!! Seriously, they are clueless and arrogant. They do not play basketball in their world and he had never played the actual game, but thought he could just join. So, not even thinking about the fact that he is uneducated...... sure, no prob dude. The show has zero characters or storylines of interest! It is nice to know Sabrina and Jeremiah seemed to have grown up and off the drugs, but clearly poor and popping out kids she can not afford. TLC needs to rethink their reality show ideas!
age 11+

You Bad Show

... you cancer

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Return to Amish contains all the drama one has come to expect from the franchise, from bitter arguments about previous relationships to coping with life changes such as motherhood. Some of the tensions among family members who are still a part of the Amish community, and among the ex-Amish and ex-Mennonite cast, also are featured.

As with its sister show, Return to Amish contains lots of scenes designed to humorously highlight the divide between the Amish world and the English world. But most of these seem staged, and overall it's hard to take the show seriously. Fans of the franchise will enjoy it, but it doesn't particularly contain a lot of positive messages.

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