As I turned on my tv to watch the premiere of the new reality show, ”Sarah Palin’s Alaska” I was filled with excitement, ready to laugh at some mindless reality tv and finish my bowl of popcorn but this was not the case.
The show, which premiered Sunday, November 14 at 7/8 C on TLC, was a total bust. It consists of Sarah, her husband Todd, her 5 children, Bristol, Willow, Trig, Track and Piper and her grandson,Tripp. It really is just the story of their current lives, which turns out to be mind numbingly boring.
“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” starts out with a preview of the show you are about to watch, followed by a tacky theme song. The pilot episode, “Mama Grizzly,” includes making cupcakes, salmon fishing, downtime at home, hiking parts of Mt. McKinley and an at home TV interview with FOX news. Along with this, Palin throws in many poorly concealed jabs at the United States and its leadership. For example, the Palins have built a fourteen foot tall fence around their yard to try to conceal their life from a neighboring author attempting to write a book on their life. However, it may be confusing to some as to why Palin is uncomfortable with a book but completely on board for a nationally-aired tv show. After building the fence, she makes some
remarks about how Todd and his friends “got the job done” and that maybe the US should take a hint and do the same thing to secure the border. Sounds like a good plan Sarah; Obama should call up Todd real soon.
Contradictions also arise during Palin’s adventures in the wild. They all include some sort of polluting transportation. Whether it be the many airplanes, the huge RV or the seemingly run down motor boat that she fishes and invades bears’ natural habitat with, her “love” of mother nature is compromised.
The show is a boring, unrealistic watch. There is none of the expected reality tv drama and Palin is constantly “talking to the camera.” Palin lovers will probably learn some unknown facts about the previous governor but for the haters, don’t waste your time.