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Alaska: The Last Frontier

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

3 generations of homesteaders work together off the grid.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 2+
Too many new toys, made up shows, invading wilderness for a few cows
age 8+

Live Free

I think it's a good series!! What most are lacking is empathy for others', respect for theirselves, and a disconnect from reality. Eventhough ALL reality shows are scripted somewhat, this one shows healthy reactions to dramatic events. Anyone can hide behind a computer to say anything they want, and its USUALLY negative. Studies are showing that people who live their lives via the internet lack empathy and will cause the breakdown of the family unit. As far as the age which this show is appropriate, everyone is different. I want my kids to see where their food comes from, so they can make their way in the world. Unless you are out in the world living a positive life, you have NO right to judge or demean others.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Like most Alaskan-themed reality series, The Last Frontier shows the rugged lifestyle that this three-generation family has chosen to live and reveals many of the daily challenges it faces while living it. What sets this show apart, however, is the fact that Atz's eldest daughter just happens to be Jewel, the international pop star.

If you watch in hopes of spotting the singer on the show, you'll be disappointed. But folks who like this sort of reality experience will enjoy watching how the extended family carries out their day-to-day activities without a lot of modern conveniences. Its focus on family also makes it a decent option for whole-family viewing.

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