November 9th, 2010
05:02 PM ET
As majestic as Alaska is, most folks are still probably going to watch Sarah Palin’s new show for a glimpse into her life.
The TLC series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” premieres on Sunday and the first episode introduces the world to the former vice-presidential candidate at home.
Whether trying to avoid brown bears while salmon fishing or a next door neighbor who is writing a book about her and her family, the show’s producers alternate between glimpses into the former politician’s personal life and sweeping views of the wild.
We don’t want to spoil the premiere for you, but we did enjoy the fact that 9-year-old Piper, to get her mother’s attention, calls her mom “Sarah.” And wait until you see how Palin tackles a major challenge. Of course, there’s a joke about being able to see Russia in there too.
Love her or hate her, viewers probably won’t be able to resist the front-row view of a personal Palin. And there is something for both groups – be it the symbolism of a brown bear fighting to protect her cubs or the former governor of Alaska reacting to possible failure of something on her bucket list. “I was so cocky,” she says. “I’m being punished for it!”
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