Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:22 AM ET
“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” had been billed as a docu-series that “takes viewers into the country’s ‘final frontier’ though the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.” But Sunday night’s premiere proved the show promotes Palin as much as the state she once governed.
In between undeniably beautiful shots of the Alaskan landscape came the inevitable “Mama Grizzly” reference and a glimpse of Palin’s 14-foot privacy fence which “others could look at and think, ‘This is what we need to do to secure our nation’s border.”
But none of that really comes as a surprise. After all, TLC didn’t hire Palin to leave her polarizing personality behind.
So the real post-premiere night question isn’t whether or not the show focused on politics but whether or not that mattered. Was the view of Alaska enough to satisfy those who aren’t particular fans of Palin? Was the Palin-heavy production pleasing to those who didn’t care for the tour of the countryside?
Tell us what you thought of the premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”