Monday, March 16, 2009

New episode previews: Roloff twins as seniors in High School

TLC has released new episode previews covering until the end of March. The March 30th episodes will once again center around Jeremy and Zach and their performance in high school. It's notable because quietly there was no talk about how Jeremy and Zach finished their junior year.

I'm somewhat surprised that they're already tackling real-time footage from September/October in a few short weeks. If you like to keep track of when the episodes you see were actually filmed, the summer vacation you're seeing now actually took place in July. The LPA convention and the time in Michigan occurred in June. As Matt noted in a newsletter, there will be an episode about Jacob Roloff attending space camp and that took place in August. That hasn't been mentioned in a preview yet, but Little People, Big World is famous for showing episodes out of sequence.

Below are the episode previews starting with the new episodes tonight, March 16th, 2009.

Mar 16, 8:00 pm

(30 minutes) Little People, Big World
Troubled Waters
TV-G, CC

All is not well now that Matt is aboard the riverboat with the rest of the family for their summer cruise. Matt just wants to relax and hang out on the boat while Amy pushes the family to seek new adventures and make the most out of every vacation moment.

Mar 16, 8:30 pm

(30 minutes) Little People, Big World
Southern Comfort
TV-PG, CC

With their riverboat cruise finished, Matt heads home, leaving Amy in charge for the final days of the Roloff summer vacation. She does her best to keep the kids happy on their road trip through the South to New Orleans.

Mar 23, 8:00 pm

(30 minutes)
Remind Me Little People, Big World
Roloffs in Relief
TV-G

After a long vacation, Amy wants the family to give something back. She and the kids head to Biloxi, Mississippi where they learn firsthand how much work is still left to be done as they help build new houses and repair one damaged in the storm.

Mar 23, 8:30 pm

(30 minutes)
Remind Me Little People, Big World
A Bridge Too Near
TV-PG

Matt embarks on his most ambitious farm attraction ever: a long, curvy bridge that slopes from the highest point on the farm down to the tree house. With all Matt's attention focused on the bridge, Amy worries that he'll forget their anniversary.

Mar 30, 8:00 pm

(30 minutes)
Remind Me Little People, Big World
Who's In Charge
TV-G

Now that the twins are 18, Matt and Amy finally feel they can take a trip and leave them in charge - sort of. After giving the kids a long list of rules and stern warnings, Matt and Amy go to Hawaii with their friends, Rob and Amy Haines.

Mar 30, 8:30 pm

(30 minutes)
Remind Me Little People, Big World
Big Twins on Campus
TV-G

Zach and Jeremy are having a hard time balancing their social life with academics in their senior year. The twins help pack the house when their buddy's band performs at a local coffee shop, but they can't seem to cram in enough study time for the SAT.


http://tlc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=2.15576.55833.26915.x&start=0

6 comments:

Mary J said...

[[Zach and Jeremy are having a hard time balancing their social life with academics in their senior year. The twins help pack the house when their buddy's band performs at a local coffee shop, but they can't seem to cram in enough study time for the SAT.]]

I know the previews can't always be trusted, but Matt and Amy, come on! This has been going on for their entire high school life. They are in their senior year and they still can't balance their social life with academics? In their senior year?? For the SAT??

This problem should have been nipped in the bud years ago. I don't understand why Amy let it linger.

Steven said...

Mary, here is an even more logical idea... "Jeremy. Zach. You cannot have friends over until all your homework, studying is complete." If they say it is and they fail a test or do poorly, then next time friends aren't permitted at all. It's called parenting. You need to be the bad guy sometimes and say no to the kids and their friends.

Dana said...

Steven, I don't know about you, but how many kids do you know would rather skip hanging out with friends listening to their music than study? Balancing a social life with school work is a challenge for any teenager. The Roloff boys are normal teenagers.

joanne said...

I love the Roloffs and look forward to all the episodes.

Rap541 said...

Dana the issue isn't whether teenage boys would rather goof off or not. We all understand that. The issue is why parents who profess to be concerned about their kids grades act powerless to control the kids.

Amy and Matt both pay lip service to the idea that they want the kids to attend college.If Jeremy and Zach can't manage both an active social life and good school marks, Matt and Amy have a choice. They can a) let the boys goof off and continue to pay for the music/cars/toys/clothes/private school/tutoring and then wonder why the kids are doing well or b)they can manage Jeremy and Zach's time for them, since at 18, these two still haven't figured out how to make good choices.

The boys seem to always choose goofing off with friends over school work. I don't expect more of them, but I do expect Matt and Amy to be adults and understand that while letting the boys make their own choices is great, they learn nothing if Mom and Dad protect them from all consequences. If they want the boys to not goof off with friends and study... they need to be parents instead of pals and say no occasionally.

While I don't think either twin is particularly bright - they both seem capable of doing better. They aren't disciplined about school work because they know their parents won't do a thing whether they pass or fail.

Keith said...

I think Amy gives them way too much freedom to make their own choices. Some kids are responsible enough to handle that and some aren't.