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Breaking Amish is a reality show on The Learning Channel, that follows four young adults, in their quest to learn about the world. In this case, specifically New York City. The five people are; Kate, Sabrina, Jeremiah, Rebecca and Abe.
The series interviews each one of them, to find out why they want to leave the Amish lifestyle. The series explains that, of these five young adults, they represent two types of Amish. One traditional and one Mennonite. The difference being that Mennonites are allowed to have electricity, Amish are not.
When the series first begins, after all five of the people are interviewed, the series follows them to New York City. The are seen drinking, getting tattoos, and just being shocked at the vast differences between their previous simple lifestyles, and the technologically filled world of Manhattan. They are really experiencing falling into a different century than they grew up with.
The Amish groups have a tradition called Rumspringa, where young people who have reached adolescence, leave their community for a short time, to see what the outside world looks like. Then they either return and get baptized in their community, or remain in the outside world.
This series, on the other hand, watches these five people, who have no intention of ever returning to their community. The series follows them as they experience all forms of electricity inventions for the very first times. Elevators, escalators, electric lights, and hundreds of other marvels of modern society, that everyone else takes completely for granted.
Two of the women were interviewed on CNN with Anderson Cooper. One was a Mennonite, the other from the traditional Amish. The more traditional one recollected the time she got temporarily confused, because of a card key in her hotel elevator. All the people experienced joy, embarrassment, and all the other experiences anyone else would feel, when you are in modern society, dressed up in 17th century clothes.
Each one of the people interviewed have their own personal reasons for leaving. Rebecca, for example, admits on camera to not agreeing with a patriarchal way of life. This show was not without some controversy. Information was dug up that one of the 5 people actually had already previously left his community. He had married and then returned. However, the producers stated that they already knew that, and it would be explained later, as part of the show.
Breaking Amish Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (36 full episodes, 11 clips available)
Episode 12 - The Shunning Truth (2)
First Aired: November 18, 2012
Episode 11 - The Shunning Truth (1)
First Aired: November 11, 2012
Episode 10 - Finale
First Aired: November 11, 2012
Episode 9 - Party Time
First Aired: November 04, 2012
- Episode 8 - Decision Time
- Episode 7 - Final Days
- Episode 6 - Good vs. Evil
- Episode 5 - What is Really Happening?
- Episode 4 - New Beginnings
- Episode 3 - Breaking All the Rules
- Episode 2 - What Have We Gotten Ourselves Into?
- Episode 1 - Jumping the Fence