In the most in-depth television documentation of the lives of Little People, the series follows the Roloffs - an extraordinary family composed of both little and average-sized people. Over ...
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In the most in-depth television documentation of the lives of Little People, the series follows the Roloffs - an extraordinary family composed of both little and average-sized people. Over six months and for 10 hours per day, the series captured the family's everyday successes and struggles. The result is an intimate view of life as a Little Person. Parents Matt and Amy Roloff are both little people - 4 feet tall - but they are determined to succeed in a world that isn't always accepting of differences. Matt has risen through the ranks of the business world, closing deals with some of Silicon Valley's most well-known companies. After being laid off, Matt decided to pursue his dream of owning his own business. Originally a stay-at-home mom but now holding down two jobs, Amy has raised four children: 15-year-old twins, Jeremy and Zach (Jeremy is average height and Zach is a little person), 12-year-old Molly and 8-year-old Jacob. Together they own and operate Roloff Farms, a sprawling 34... Written by
Why are so many of these comments here bashing Amy? First of all you have to realize that any show of this type is heavily edited to feature the most controversial and exciting scenes, normal day to day activities are boring for the most part. Unless you know the Roloff's personally do not judge their character based on what you see on a TV show, this goes for any "reality" TV you see. There is always editing and the director/editor can paint any picture they want from the raw footage.
I do really enjoy watching the show, initially I got into it for the voyeuristic aspect of the show but now I find myself more interested in the people and their lives. The farm is just crazy with all the play areas and the different crops. I don't think it will ever be the money maker that Matt wants it to be, but it is still a great place for their kids to grow up in and it makes their home a gathering place for friends and neighbors. As an average height person it does help me to see the Roloff's and get to know a little about them. The show has certainly opened my eyes. It was really touching when Amy said that she was afraid that someone was going to take her children away because of her dwarfism. Matt and Amy are definitely the oil and vinegar that keep the show interesting, but they seem to love each other a great deal, and they are doing a good job with the kids. Who cares if the house is messy they are a busy family with 4 kids, its going to get messy. Its not a museum its a home!
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