The Alaska Experiment

Is anyone watching this show on the Discovery Channel? Kind of amusing that there’s a couple from NJ on it, not very far from Casa de Fast One. Basically, it’s a reality show set in, um, Alaska.

Four groups of people have to find their lodging, then figure out how to survive the harsh winter. All of the groups have to find wood, water, and food, the last of which seems to be the most difficult part. No vegetarians here, folks. The coastal group (aside: this couple from NJ was dating five months when they started their expedition. Five. Months. I can’t imagine this is going to end well, or in matrimony…) tried to trap salmon, without much luck. The others have to shoot moose and climb a mountain to shoot goats.

Over the course of the hour, I said to S at least twice that this is not something we are ever, ever going to try.

2 thoughts on “The Alaska Experiment”

  1. I love this show. I think it’s as close as a tv show can get to reality in Alaska with normal/everyday people.
    I think Discovery has hit the mark exactly. They found folks who didn’t have this type of experience and put them out there to learn and try to survive from what they are learning. I happen to enjoy watching them make the mistakes and learn from them.

    Those daughters are so rude and disrespectful. But where did they learn that behavior from? Aren’t parents ultimately responsible for the deep seeded behavior of their children, even if they are adults already?

    At the beginning Greg and Bernice were working very well together hunting and fishing and surviving in their harsh conditions. They are a very good team and I hope to see more of them in the next episodes.

    Allan, Jasmine and Tim apparently ran out of things to do at their place and made a crazy trip to visit Greg and Bernice. I think they were lucky to make it there. But can they make it back? They are out of food and will now have to beg some off of Greg and Bernice. Wow, looks like maybe Greg and Bernice should have pretended like they weren’t home. Am excited to see what happens there.

    Jeff and Elizabeth also made a journey to visit the Wise family. I think they were jealous of their living conditions.

  2. We actually went to bed last night before the end of the episode. I couldn’t believe the three went on that trip. Was it just boredom? Just seems kind of silly to put yourself at such risk.

    Those daughters certainly think they know better than Dad. they seem like they’ve had it pretty easy in their lives. Maybe a sense of entitlement? Seems, however, that the Wises are doing the best out of everyone.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    -=Ed.

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