Posted Nov 10, 2010 @ 9:26 PM
The ubiquitous preview/promo that's running for Sarah Palin's Alaska has driven me over the river and through the woods! In my opinion, TPTB at Discovery/TLC have squandered an opportunity to entice viewers to this show. Instead, the same preview is run constantly, not only on Discovery channels like TLC and Discovery ID and Discovery Health, but, also, on cable channels like Oxygen and the Style network and BRAVO. Really, for me, it's a counterproductive move because all the little things that potentially annoy me about the show and its principals get magnified a thousand times once I've seen the same crap ten times a day. Why the network execs didn't create a couple of different promos to rotate is beyond my comprehension. Mix it up, boys and girls!
Alaska's beauty is legendary, and what is shown on the previews for the actual show does drive that beauty home. Landscapes, wild animals, water and snow sports -- all of it is inspiring. I can do without Gov Palin's melodramatic and, IMO, disingenuous proclamation that she'd rather be in the great Alaskan outdoors than in "any old stuffy political office." It seems almost like she's shooting herself in the foot, especially when she declares, "I'd rather be here, bein FREE!"
camom, our teen brother was born with Down's, and from what I could see on the Palin promo, her youngest is very representative of Down's babies and kids. Mrs P holds her son in her arms, and he's happy and smiling and animated and swatting her with affection. Down's kids are loving and adorable to the max. So happy! We're a sports-minded, athletic family, and I've been involved with Special Olympics for a while now because of my brother. It's a great networking resource for the kids and for the families, too; so I can recommend that organization to you. :) My brother excels there socially and athletically, and it's wonderful to see him so happy and alive!
I will watch this show with an open mind. I always try to be fair, no matter how hard that sometimes is.