That's all, folks! The Roloff family bid adieu to their reality show in a terribly depressing episode. The twins want to move out, they're selling the farm, and Mom and Pop Roloff are contemplating divorce. Who needs a happy ending?
On last night's episode, it was inspiring to see how calmly Matt talked about his sickness and impending death, yet absolutely heartbreaking to see his collapse at the end of the episode, as his shocked family fumbled to help him.
Are you going to watch the season premiere of TLC's Little People, Big World tonight? You should. Seriously. The show's pragmatic, mostly unsappy depiction of a family overcoming innate challenges makes it, sincerely, one of the best shows on television. It's about dwarfism, yes, but really about the importance of family and the strange wonders of growing up and, quite simply, the daily mechanics of pursuing the American dream. In tonight's premiere, father Matt faces a drunk driving conviction. Nothing cheesy about that!