"Sarah Palin's Alaska" is advertised as a documentary series that's partly a tour of the Alaskan wilderness with the former governor as your tour guide and partly about the Palins' encounters with "Alaska's fascinating residents."

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" is advertised as a documentary series that's partly a tour of the Alaskan wilderness with the former governor as your tour guide and partly about the Palins' encounters with "Alaska's fascinating residents."

It's basically a hybrid of reality TV rubbish like "The Real Housewives of Wherever" and faux-adventure reality TV like "Man vs. Wild." They should've called it "The Real Mama Grizzly of 'Real America' vs. Wild Alaska." Who cares if that's too long? It's folksy.