It’s one of the oddest trends in reality TV. Especially since the people depicted on these shows will never see them.
“Breaking Amish,” “Breaking Amish: L.A.” and “Amish Mafia” were surprise hits. Now, hot on their simple, leather bootheels, comes “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish” (10 p.m. Saturday, DIY Network).
For the series, the shaved-eyebrowed rapper turned home-improvement expert lives with a traditional Amish family and learns hand-craftsmanship. There’s even the obligatory barn raising. The only thing missing is an in-her-prime Kelly McGillis.
Given TV’s rampant bandwagoning, even more copycats can’t be far behind.
Who’s ready for “Boyz II Mennonites”?
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE