Little People Big World
Posted Mar 3, 2006 @ 12:37 AM
It's about the same family that was profiled in a documentary a year or so ago on Discovery or TLC -- the parents are dwarfs and so are a one or two of their four children, I believe. I remember this family because they were so positive and upbeat. I remember crying at how fantastic the parents were.
Entertainment Tonight did a piece on the new series earlier this week, and there was a big story in today's New York Times. Both said the show follows the family for several months, throughout their daily lives. I'm looking forward to it.
Am I allowed to post links here? Here's the info on TLC (if you google there's more, including the Entertainment Tonight story). http://tlc.discovery...lik=tlc_leftnav
Posted Mar 3, 2006 @ 11:50 AM
Little People, Big Dreams the original show is on before the premier of the new show. I recommend it to everyone. Really really good.
Edited by anewpradabag, Mar 3, 2006 @ 11:55 AM.
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Posted Mar 4, 2006 @ 9:51 PM
I think we will learn a lot about attitudes, assumptions and biases as we watch this series. And if my daughter came home with either Zach or Jeremy I would be pleased to know them. There is that time when twins - especially fraternal twins - really estabish themselves as individual people and not a salt and pepper team. These children will complement each other just as their parents do.
It's refreshing to see a family that could be living down my street rather than in Tuckerville.
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Posted Mar 4, 2006 @ 11:19 PM
I like Amy - she's a smart lady. Matt seems like a bit of a dreamer and a romantic and that makes him a little irresponsible, but he seems like a really nice guy. It is actually nice to see that the kids have calmed down a little bit now that they're older.
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Posted Mar 5, 2006 @ 1:41 PM
Loved Amy. So smart, competent and in control. More so than most normal sized parents you see. If only she could raise everyone's kids. I loved that she didn't overreact to her youngest son falling off of his bike like a lot of parents would.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 10:57 AM
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 11:30 AM
What's great about this show is how quickly I got over the "these people are small" aspect and got sucked right into the family dynamics. That Amy is one awesome woman - I admire her so much. So much more inspirational than the "I popped out 87 children and I'm having another" lady.
Had to laugh at poor Zach - the one thing his dad decides to follow through on and it's finding a wife for the son who's most uncomfortable around girls. Matt- give the guy some breathing room! It's the age of the internet, after all- he'll do fine.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 12:10 PM
I love this family. I guess I just like the relationships. It was pretty evident when Matt took the twins to dig out the Beetle.
On one hand, the twins are different cuz of the whole average/dwarf thing. But then they are opposite personalities, but then they share the whole "twin-inside joke thing" and I love how the teenagers are always shown sleeping.
Aside from the focus on the "little people" thing, I'd like to see how Molly handles being the only girl. She seems be called on to help Amy a lot more than her brothers.
I was a bit unnerved by Matt trying so hard to set a 15-year-old Zach up in marriage, but then I figured maybe it was just the whole dating thing. I mean Zach still has to finish high school and college and everything.
And word to everyone saying the kids are gorgeous. I'd get Jeremy and Jacob in commercials right away. Especially Jacob. What a cutie. And I love his comment about his mother as a soccer coach. "She's not going to get bigger, so get used to it."
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 1:01 PM
Amy rocks as a mom. She's level headed, even in the chaos of raising four kids.
Matt cracked me up when his parents were talking to him and saying "do you know you can make a person crazy" or something like that and he's sitting there clicking his retractable pen over and over and over - that sound was making ME crazy!!
The twins are adorable. Regardless of size, they're both going to have girls all over them, and so will little Jacob when he's older.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 5:00 PM
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Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 7:09 PM
I loved the family in the original program and am not surprised to see them back on the screen again. It's not often in reality tv that you come off with a positve opinion on the participants. Zach in particular was a sweetie and great kid.
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Edited by cwih57, Mar 6, 2006 @ 7:51 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 9:49 PM
Loved the twins opposite personalities--such typical fifteen year olds.
Amy is too cool and I am thoroughly amazed that she has gone through three pregnancies, raises four kids, works, coaches soccer, and runs her household and farm. I feel downright lazy in comparison.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 @ 9:53 PM
I admire the way she helps Zachary deal with challenges he faces as a little person -- "Well, I don't know what to say right now, but we'll just figure out how to handle it." Seemed so practical and loving.
I'm looking forward to more episodes!
Posted Mar 7, 2006 @ 12:34 AM
Love the family. Amazing what a difference orthodonture can make; Zach was all teeth in the original special but in the series he's turning out to be rather studly.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 @ 6:33 PM
I felt so sorry for Zach at the birthday party. I know that kids can be cruel at that age, but I wanted to kick that girl's ass! Horseplay was one thing, but spitting on other people is just plain wrong. I liked how Amy gave him a realistic response. Either extreme [don't let it bother you, or telling off the kids] wouldn't have been right.
I think Matt had said that he had gotten laid off.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 @ 9:34 PM
Posted Mar 7, 2006 @ 9:54 PM
I understand why his brother didn't help him. Its a matter of pride. If Zach was being pinned down by a guy or several guys, I bet he would have helped him. But I doubt Zach would have wanted his brother "saving" him from a girl.
However, I can't believe his twin brother didn't stand up for him when that girl was pinning him down.
ETA: That made me more inclined to believe that they don't even see the differnce anymore, their just brothers, like any other.
Edited by cwih57, Mar 7, 2006 @ 9:55 PM.