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Parents' Guide to

Sarah Palin's Alaska

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Nature-reality show is more about Palin than Alaska.

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Is It Any Good?

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One has to give Palin credit. She does poke fun at herself -- including making a joke about being able to "see Russia" from an expansive mountaintop view. She also talks about how hard it can be to be the target of criticism. At the same time, many of the attitudes and values that some people find attractive and others off-putting are in full evidence here. She complains all through a difficult rock climb, but she still gives it her all-out best. She's eerily paranoid about her neighbor, who is likely writing an attack biography about her. And she finds plenty of occasions to interpret natural beauty through her particular political lens. The bottom line is, if you like Sarah Palin, you'll like the show. If you don't, you won't.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 14, 2010
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: November 5, 2022

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