This is a discussion and review of the new episode of Little People, Big World, featuring the Roloff Family. The new season began last night November 22nd, 2016 on TLC.
Review by Rap541
Ah so here we are again. I have a new computer. I also have a cold but there’s orange juice and bananas and for a change this show isn’t on three minutes before . There’s some sort of two hour recap show on before the new episode. I might do highlights, I might not. My vibe on it is that we’re going to get yet more rehashes of the weddings and the divorce. If btw you need a fun show to watch, I recommend Good Behavior on TNT. It has Michelle Dockery playing a meth addict.
Yeah, its mostly the last episodes of last season with bonus scenes. Hey in case you need something to watch, there’s also endless Criminal Minds reruns on Tuesdays on Ion.
First bonus scene is all about emeralds and Zach learning about emeralds. This is vaguely familiar, like we did see it before and in fact as we watch, yes these are basically it, although in the previews at the very end, it looks like Matt is building a prepper shelter. Because why not?
We start with credits. No discernable differences, as in Tory and Audrey still aren’t on cast. Matt lets us know the farm is still happening and even tho we saw him rolling into surgery in the last episode, we get a complete rehash of Matt is considering/needing surgery. This is made worse that we just saw this prior episode. Matt is wanting some family unity and worries about paralysis. He is leaving but leaving Camerino in charge. I bet this ends badly for Camerino.
Amy plays with her dog Felix. I find the name funny for obvious reasons. Amy is still having an existential crisis over her status as not a wife and no longer needed as a mom. She’s suddenly worried about the farm. And now we’re at Tori and Zach’s place. They love being married and they have a baby Cylon, aka a Roomba. Zach is planning to clean the farm before Matt’s surgery, which feels like Hercules cleaning the Augean stables but ok.
Jer and Auj meanwhile are married in Bend. They love skiing and camping and lament how they don’t have kids. Jer isn’t ready to move back to the farm even though he expects the farm to be given to him and natters how he might show up during the surgery stuff.
One week before the surgery (again hilarious because of the last episode of Matt rolling into surgery). Amy is trying and Matt is basically “I don’t want to tell you as there’s already a plan where I exclude you” and “you’re useless to me”. There’s a LOT of crap stacked up in front of Matt’s office building. This is seriously a complete rehash of the last ten minutes of the last episode.
At the double wide before the surgery. Some guy, Bill, is going to go with Zach and Matt because well, Jeremy needed to camp and walk around Bend. Matt makes a point of saying goodbye to Amy. She seems worried but also kinda like “Am I supposed to be cool or caring?” It’s awkward.
Bill the friend wakes Matt out of his bed and this is home movie time. Matt is worried about his hair and Zach rather wisely notes that this is Matt’s coping mechanism. That they are dragging this out is kind of painful and manipulative. And seriously, twenty two minutes in and we’re still rehashing the last ten minutes of the last episode from different angles.
Now we have Zach being filmed looking concerned at dramatic angles. Amy does the rounds at the farm with Ryan? An employee? Then she greets the goats and pony who all seem hungry.
More and more surgery stuff. Matt has surgery throat. It’s a success of course. Zach calls Jer and ends up leaving a message and then calls mom who is happy. Amy sets up a special bed for Matt because she’s not an utter bitch.
Then Amy gets a phone call from her lawyer about… Camerino’s deportation. We basically get a lot of dancing around the unpleasant reality that the Roloffs have been employing an illegal and they profess worry about his daughters. Amy doesn’t understand it and is sad.
Zach leaves after a day to check on the farm while Bill stays. I kinda wonder what Bill does for a living. Back at the farm we see Amy scooping up spoiled dropped apples. Amy is devastated by Camerino’s deportation. Both Zach and Amy seem sad about it in a real way. Matt has not been told, as of yet.
We see Camerino doing stuff and Amy is checking on him. She hugs him goodbye. He’s handling it stoically. Amy is all “I dunno what I’d do if I could never see my kids again”.
Oh hey there’s a weird commercial where Zach and Tory announce they’re having the first grandchild.
Zach and Tori wash Matt’s dog Lucy. They are picking Matt up because Amy and Jer don’t want to be bothered and Jacob and Molly aren’t on the show. Matt seems well enough. Camerino is there, and Zach is all “I am stepping up”. And we’re dancing around the Camerino situation. Since Camerino is leaving the next day, it's super awkward. Camerino shows off the fancy bed Amy moved for him. Camerino drops the bomb. He has to go. I’m also struck by how Matt and Camerino are both devastated.
And the fucking trebuchet is still on display.
So the day after Matt returns, Jeremy shows up for the first time in a month. Jeremy notes surgery is a bummer and Camerino is a bummer. Oh hey I think this will be Jeremy’s only appearance.
And Amy has gotten a concerning letter! She heads to the doublewide and Matt is decidedly more upbeat about his recovery. They seem irate over immigration. Then we cut without Amy dropping whatever the bomb is. Lil guess. I doubt anything awful happened. And if this seems short, it’s because nothing new happened.