Amish in the City


Amish in the City

infobox television
show_name = Amish in the City


caption =
format = Reality
runtime = 52 minutes
creator = Jon Kroll
starring =
country = USA
network = UPN
first_aired = July 28, 2004
last_aired = September 15, 2004
num_episodes = 9 |

"Amish in the City" is an American reality television series by Stick Figure Productions and UPN. The plot revolved around five Amish teenagers experiencing "Modern" (non-Amish) culture by living in a house with six mainstream American teenagers.

The show assumes and promotes the disputed view that the practice of allowing Amish teenagers to enjoy freedom from the Amish religious code is a normal part of the "Rumspringa" ("running around") period before they decide whether to join the Amish church. Typically, nearly 90% of teenagers will end their Rumspringa with the choice to be baptized as Amish, however in the conclusion of the show it is unclear which of the teenagers chose not to return to the Amish church and which go back to the Amish way of life. Many accuse the show of giving the participants an unrealistic view of "Modern" culture, and of showing the behavior of the unadjusted Amish like a "spectator sport" for mainstream American viewers. The producers have stated they plan to follow the original series with updates on the current status of the cast, especially since their decisions at the end of the series may still be changed in favor of traditional Amish life.

The concept was initially denounced by some for appearing to capitalize upon popular stereotypes about the Amish; later critical reviews were more positive.

The series was recently aired in the UK on LivingTV2 and Trouble, in New Zealand on TV2, in Denmark on Kanal 5 and in Sweden on Kanal 5

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420361/ Amish in the City on IMDB]


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