Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lorie Byrd Reviews 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

Excerpts from Lorie Byrd's review of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" for Big Hollywood:
Will TLC’s new reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, make you want to book a vacation to “America’s last frontier?” You betcha, it will. It will also give you a glimpse inside the Palin family and into the life of one of the most famous and interesting women in the world.

The star of the show may be Sarah Palin, but she shares equal billing with the breathtaking Alaskan wildlife and countryside. In the first episode we see a fierce mama brown bear and her cubs fishing just yards away from a small boat where the Palins are casting their lines. Watching them interact so intimately with nature (wild bears for goodness sake!) is something you don’t see every day. Actually it is pretty incredible.

Also in the premier episode, through top notch photography and production, we see beautiful footage of Mt. McKinley and learn a little bit about what is involved in climbing the largest mountain in North America.

The Palins don’t just give us a tour, flying from remote location to remote location. They share the experience – boating, fishing, hiking and even mountain climbing – doing it themselves. At times they challenge their own weaknesses and limitations (for example, mountain climbing in spite of a fear of heights).


Even though Palin has lived her whole life in Alaska, she frequently talks about being in “awe” of the beauty around her. Upon landing on Ruth Glacier she said she got “goose bumps.” Seeing the beauty of Palin’s part of the country, the absolute majesty of God’s creation, and how she challenges herself in her adventures there, it is understandable how Palin might think nothing of challenging the power in Washington, DC.

You decide. Watch "Sarah Palin’s Alaska" tonight at 9 Eastern/8 Texas Time on TLC.

- JP

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