I managed to get my hands on some press credentials and got to see the first episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
It’s kind of a mix of genres. Travelogues don’t typically show your teenage daughter changing your grandson’s diapers, so yes, there are reality show aspects to it, but it’s not full-blown.
There are some things that scream “TLC!” like the need to put quirky music behind everything, but that doesn’t matter.
You can tell that she’s very competetive. It’s kinda funny to watch her not catch a fish or struggle to climb a mountain, and then Todd comes along and instantly catches a fish and climbs with no problem. You can tell she’s like “you’re disgusting.” LOL!
The dialogue between the kids is cute and hilarious. My personal favorite moment though was when they were hiking along on a glacier and Todd said something Sarah didn’t hear. She yelled back, “What?” And Todd started needling her. “Gettin’ deaf Grandma?” And he starts calling her Granny. Hilarious.
They don’t really hold anything back. Flaws are laid right out in the open with the positive points (Sarah really freaked out climbing that mountain). These are the Palins. Take ‘em or leave ‘em. Or come back next week and find out more.
Oh, and the show has nothing to do with whether or not Sarah Palin is “Presidential.” That whole aspect is irrelevant to this discussion. The show isn’t about politics. There are political mentions in it because with Sarah Palin that kind of goes with the territory, but this is entertainment. It’s the Palin family showing you around Alaska. Just relax and enjoy the ride. The best way I can describe it is that the Palin family is taking you along on the ultimate family vacation in Alaska.
I’m sure the haters will find a whole treasure trove of things to hate because they have nothing better to do with their lives, but the average viewer will enjoy it. It’s entertaining. Good, clean family fun.Tweet