Edge of Alaska

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Frontier reality gets gritty, violent.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Too violent & doesn’t need to be

Jeremy is an abusive person & ages 25 and under do not need to watch that. He’s a poor example of how a husband, dad & adult should behave. Neil & Co-owner lends him a very expensive piece of machinery the Huge tractor, Jeremy couldn’t afford to rent much less buy! He traveled far to take over an ancient tractor he found abandoned in country & almost killed himself trying to bring it back home, just for it to work a couple hours & break on him! He has no other way to properly clear land to farm on & Business Town Owner Neil & his partner were kind enough to loan him their new expensive huge tractor equipment if Jeremy would repair their porch deck on Bar/Hotel. Just because Neil strongly encouraged Jeremy to make his porch highest priority, Jeremy began their conversation with Bad body language towards Neil as if to say, “WHAT DO YOU WANT!” Even knowing he had their new tractor to plow his land!! Jeremy then tore apart entire front patio porch with patio cover just because he was pissed off at Neil wanting porch fix or started that afternoon! Yet they lent Jeremy their new tractor immediately for weeks, he should have responded better & agreed to get porch repaired immediately. Where are you going to find a new huge tractor to use for free?! There aren’t any to rent in town, renting from a near town Jeremy couldn’t afford! That’s the only reason these people like Jeremy live out there! Can’t get along with anybody! Do not want anyone telling him what to do!! No laws, no rules, no cops to keep order... but that doesn’t mean let’s abuse your neighbors!! Jeremy told Neil & his partner you don’t come to someone’s home & push them to get working on their porch ASAP!! Jeremy said it’s not much but it’s mine!!! You think your better than me?! Jeremy feels less than them is why he says that! That land he can’t do anything with because he has no Tractor!! Without their tractor he can’t grow anything!! It’ll take him the wife oldest boy years to work land manually!! Jeremy makes his 2 sons go inside when Neil came to talk to him to get started on porch! Probably because he didn’t want kids to see someone tell dad to get to work! Jeremy should have exemplified to sons how to be politically correct & deal with others on working an arrangement on work tractor exchange!! And Neil still didn’t take tractor away from Jeremy & make him walk home from town!! He could have! But they aren’t like that! He wouldn’t have made millions acting pushy & rude to others! Jeremy is not successful & makes it look like living out there is only thing he can afford!! Working grunt work!!! How is that fun??? He looks raggedy & like he probably stinks!!! Lives a horrible life!! Running around bartering Goats milk & goat cheese!! That some neighbors have said NO THANKS TO! We hate goats!! But goats are all he has to trade!! Very sad that Jeremy!! And the lady trying to raise a baby or kids living surrounded by wolves, bears, freezing weather, NO food, NO transportation, nothing, poor mom has nothing to feed baby!! No money to buy! Her husband took off for a year to work, but yet she has nothing to raise baby!! And all she ever keeps saysing on show is I need to do everything safe for Jasper. I have to get salmon to feed baby, then didn’t catch anything??? If she really wanted to keep baby safe from harm she should live in a town, not with bears, wolves, wolverines, 40 degrees below zero!!! Takes baby in that 40 below weather no SHOES, NO CAP, NOT COAT, just overalls he always wears!! I don’t think baby has shoes, clothes or a coat even or cap!!! How is that safe for a baby or even child? It’s abuse!!! Poor baby!!! Her hands and fingernails are always filthy!!! How can she touch her baby so filthy!!! She says I’ll give my baby the most amazing life!! How is that??? It’s her opinion in which child protective services would never agree!!! She has no plumbing, not electric!! Nothing amazing about that life! She says I am happy I can provide for my baby!! What does she consider providing??? She feeds him squash everyday because that’s all she has to eat! She wanted to give him salmon!! What babies or kids eat salmon? She never caught any either! She’ll probably feed poor baby squirrel or Porquipine or some river rodent!’ She’s got nothing for that baby!! Child protective services need to be called!!! She fires her rifle at a wolf with baby on her back, probably hurts babies ears!!! I love the show without Jeremy & child abuser mom!!! It’s beautiful country, but we want to see how nice people live out in sticks!! Not moms with little babies & kids!!! Tell mom quit calling her baby Hey Bud? Bud this... his name is Jasper! He needs to learn his name not nicknames!!! That little baby raised with nothing isn’t going to have a chance at nothing in life! Not even a friend!!! No moreJeremy & his goats & 2 cooky sons, they’ll probably inbred them!! Get rid of babies & stupid moms & Jeremy!!
age 2+

Gotta be fake

I don't understand, if the 1 guy is so against progress and new people coming to HIS town, why would he or any of the other detractors ever agree to doing a t.v show that highlights how beautiful and enticing there town is. Wouldn't someone so vehemently against new people moving there be adverse to this. I don't know, maybe he should just build a giant wall, seems like that's the American answer

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