This is exciting news. Christmas has been moved to Tuesday January 15th! Little People, Big Dreams, the pilot, the original documentary that started it all, will finally be televised again.
If you request it, they will air it ;-) A while ago, I was receiving inquiries about Little People, Big Dreams. I was planning on doing an in-depth review of it, but it got put on hold because of the weekly shows and all that surrounded the airing of Mike's episodes. However, this site was in touch with TLC inquiring on behalf of all the visitors to this site, asking if Big Dreams would become available for sale. I was told that unfortunately it is out of circulation. But what do you know? Suddenly, TLC is going to air it again. OK, I might giving this blog a little too much credit, but it's worth it people.
On a serious note, for anybody who has ever been interested in the Roloff family this is a must see. That is a M-U-S-T see. Even if you've lost interest in the Roloffs over the years because you feel they've changed or you can no longer relate to their luxurious life style. Do not miss the chance to see the first time the Roloff family were filmed for television. This is your chance to see the Roloffs before fame and stardom hit.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, back in 2003/04, the Discovery channel filmed an hour documentary about the Roloffs - Little People, Big Dreams. Due to the success of it, TLC decided to do the weekly show, which we now know as Little People, Big World. A lot of interested Roloff viewers, only began watching after Little People, Big World and have never seen what started it all - Little People, Big Dreams. This is the gem in the Roloff collection. Your Roloff viewing is not complete if you haven't seen Little People, Big Dreams. You don't want to miss this because if you do, who knows when you'll get another chance. It has been years since it was last televised and the DVD is no longer for sale. You don't want to miss this.
What will you see you ask?
You will see the cozy little house.
You will see the kids when they were younger.
You will see Zach tell Matt he needs to take responsibility and he couldn't be a parent for one week (some things never change) while Jeremy throws soccer balls at him.
You will see Amy trying to wake Jeremy up for school (some things never change)
You will see Zach and Jacob fighting (some things never change)
You will see Amy's frustration with Jeremy for getting detention at school (some things never change)
You will see Matt's parents, Ron and Peg, have a serious talk with Matt about Amy's unhappiness. Matt says he is just as happy being broke as he was when his pockets were full of money. Peg says but Amy isn't and that's the problem.
You will see Jeremy get soccer team news from coach "Mike D" (who is not as involved as he would late become).
You will see Matt and Amy talk about their financial troubles and Amy's embarrassment for having to have her parents pay for Zachary's braces. Matt explains that everybody needs to ask for help at some point in their lives. Amy says she's not afraid to ask for help if it is for her kids.
You will see Matt pull out plans for....the remodel. You will see Amy's sincere skepticism, almost a disgust, at Matt's ultimate dream plan for the house. Amy says "By the time this thing is done, all the kids will be in college." Matt replies "It may be sooner than you think."
And lastly, in a scene you will not be able to forget, you will see a brutal scene at the twins 14th birthday party. It is honestly one of the hardest things I have watched. The other kids gang up on Zach, humiliate him and physically bully him. All the time, Jeremy, who is clearly the cool kid (Amy later tries to console Zach by telling him that not all the kids came just for Jeremy, but I don't think Amy or Zach was convinced of that), watches Zach get thrown around, his head shoved into the dirt and spit upon (yes I did say spit on). I realize that at the age of 14 it isn't easy to do the right thing, but when you watch this, I think you'll wonder how Jeremy could not do something, anything, to stop the bullying. I think Jeremy could have ended it by saying "Hey guys, lets do something else." Instead he stood there watching it all. It is awful to watch.
That is Jeremy in the red shirt watching.
Jeremy is not comforting Zach. He's saying "Gross, what is on your face?" (saliva from being spat on)
Jacob Mueller and Daniel hold Zach against his will while laughing at him.
Zach finally breaks down and cries.
Zach walks back to the house, alone, at his own birthday party.
The conversation between Amy and Zach in his room is as honest as real as you'll ever see. "I thought some of them were" was Zach's response to Amy asking him if he thinks of some of those kids as his friends.
As that was going on, Jeremy remained at the party, having a great fun with his friends. I think this might be one reason why Zach appears to still have some animosity towards Jeremy as Amy touched on in a recent interview (frustration was her word). A person doesn't forget an experience such as that. I will give Zach credit, many of the kids that participated in the bullying are the same kids he's friends with today, obviously he has been able to forgive and some of them have obviously matured, but I don't think he could ever forget such a horrific experience as being bullied and humiliated at his own birthday party.
Is it January 13th yet?? See it all yourself then. Thanks to TLC for supplying when the demand was there.