“There’s something you’d be interested in seeing on the Discovery Channel -"
Okay. I’ll bite…What’s it about?
Just when I thought that I’d seen it all with Duck Dynasty – now the DH is engrossed in Amish Mafia.
I laughed my way through the whole thing. I said it had to be fake…
But I did a search online and came up with this article in the Lancaster Online:
The debut episode introduces a group of characters more like the cast of "The Sopranos" than a traditional Amish community.
Under the leadership of "Lebanon Levi," the group allegedly keeps peace in the Amish community, without calling in police or outside authority.
There is booze, drugs, violence and sex. And even a mission to thwart the import of "fake, Chinese Amish furniture."
Steven Breit, a local attorney who the show touts as an Amish liaison, doesn't doubt the show's basis.
"The story lines, they're real. The events, in my opinion, were accurate," he said before court Thursday morning. "Certainly, the acts have been re-enacted."
(Discovery included a written disclaimer that some events in the show were dramatized.)
But that didn't make it any less enticing to many viewers.
Swanson said he'll "definitely" watch the second episode. And he's not alone, according to a quick survey.
Kevin Warner, of Mountville, will "absolutely" watch, saying he found the debut entertaining and informative. "Some of the situations are things you hear about in the news or through gossip of others," Warner said.
"Part fascinated. Part disturbed," said another viewer.
"Oh yeah! Had to laugh a couple times," another said.I had to STOP watching it – I’ve gotta finish writing Part 4 of Easy Street!
Have a good night, everyone!