A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers get lessons in geology, biology, and history as Corwin describes the factors that contributed to Alaska's current topography and comments on the wildlife he sees.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional scenes of animals killing and eating prey. Also, the host often discusses the potential dangers of what he's doing; in one segment, for example, he likens falling out of his canoe in a treacherous stretch of river to the effect of a potato meeting a grater.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this impressive nature series is well suited for family viewing. Both adults and kids will be inspired by the majestic scenery and shots of wildlife like bears, caribou, and bald eagles in their natural surroundings. There are learning opportunities as well, as host Jeff Corwin gives thorough background on the scientific factors (glaciers, earthquakes, volcanoes) that formed -- and continue to reshape -- the land. If your kids are very young, you might need to explain some animal behavior, like occasional scenes of creatures eating their prey.
Is It Any Good?
It's Corwin's palpable excitement -- coupled with the amazing Alaskan scenery -- that makes this series so much fun to watch. That said, as travel shows go, it doesn't offer much innovation, sticking instead to the tried-and-true format of following an adventurous host as he visits some of his favorite haunts and explains why they inspire him.
Whether you're pondering a destination for your next vacation or just looking to get a glimpse at nature, Into Alaska certainly won't disappoint. Expect some questions from young viewers about animal behavior during scenes of predators eating small prey and other unfamiliar habits. But other than that, just sit back and enjoy the ride into America's final frontier.
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