I did watch the new UPN show "Amish in the City" - it was pretty interesting. Our family has vacationed in Northern Indian where there is a good number of Amish communities, and that peaked my interest to read the book "History of the Amish" a couple of years back.
The "Amish Kids" on the show defintiely seem more down to earth than the "City Kids."
The Amish are an interesting group of people from a social, polictical, and spirtual standpoint. The one thing that really struck me though will watching the show when they visited the Pacific Ocean/beach was the sense that if they don't travel much that the miss a lot of God's beauty like at the beach or Redwood forests or National Parks.