We Saw Sarah Palin's Alaska from Our Living Room. Did you? Get the Pics, Video and Info on What You Missed Here!
Posted Nov 15 2010 12:00am
Mom Sarah with son Trig
So you know I went to the BlogWorld Expo last month but I forgot to tell you about the meeting I had with the folks from TLC. I tagged along with my friend Bailey from Makeover Momma and chatted with Mark Burnett's Production folks ( they also produce Survivor) about the new TLC show called Sarah Palin's Alaska. TLC and Burnett's people were at BlogWorld to meet with bloggers and get them excited to spread the word about the new show. Hey I was pretty excited I crashed the meeting and was even more excited when they gave me a T-shirt that says, I Can See Sarah Palin's Alaska from My Living Room.
I can also see Todd Palin from my living room and he is pretty easy on the eyes
Seriously I do like the tee, and my 10 year old wears it proudly as a night shirt, but I was the only one in the room to accept the offer. I think I can safely say that I was the only Sarah fan in the room. It seemed to me that the meeting was full of Mommy Bloggers who were more concerned with the fact that Sarah Palin is a polarizing figure than they were about discovering a woman who cherishes family and our environment. Sadly, perhaps like Kate Harding from the Los Angeles Times , they were letting their political views cloud a great opportunity to expand their horizons...and I don't mean politically.
Look, regardless of my views on politics (registered Democrat but haven't voted for one in the last 3 elections) or your views on politics, you are going to get sucked into watching Sarah Palin's Alaska because it is just that good. Even my husband wanted to watch this show. In fact, my entire family wanted to watch this show. Which brings me to filling you in on what you missed if you didn't see Sunday's premiere episode.
L to R: Track, Piper, Willow, Bristol, Sarah, Trig, Trip and Todd Palin.
You missed a family show for all ages - we have a 5, 10, 13, 42 and 52 year old in my family and we all wanted to watch it and we all enjoyed it.
You missed the reason we should all live green - the scenery of Alaska made a great backdrop and impetus for a discussion on why we want to take care of our planet.
You missed a teenage boy trying to put one past a former Vice Presidential Candidate - as you might expect, he failed but the effort had my hubby and I laughing hysterically.
You missed hearing what Piper calls her mom - Sarah's response was calm, cool and collected.
You missed seeing wildlife at it's finest sans the Disney terror - Unlike nature shows, Sarah Palin's Alaska gave my family a look at animals in the wild without the "kill" factor provided by your average nature show.
Sarah Palin near the Evergreen Timber logging camps on a beach on the island of Kodiak, Alaska.
For the next couple of months, let's all make a date for Sunday nights to park our political views at the curb. Spend some time with family and friends watching something that will expand your horizons and get you talking. Sarah Palin's Alaska isn't polarizing, it's family time. Watch it and see for yourself.
By the way, if you want to catch up on what you missed on the premiere show, here are the replay times (for Central Time Zone)