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This week on TLC’s “Escaping Alaska,” a 32-year-old man breaks down because a 19-year-old girl is “mean” to him, a girl has her acting dreams crushed by a casting director and five young Alaskans live in a cockroach-infested hostel in San Diego. What is this television program?Emily Fehrenbacher
The first thing to recognize about the show "Escaping Alaska" is that it’s on TLC.
Sarah Palin's back, and people love watching shows about Alaska real estate.Emily Fehrenbacher
Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. Dermot Cole
 In a Throwback Thursday trip down Memory Lane, here's a look back at some of those forgotten Alaska reality TV shows.Emily Fehrenbacher
“Whatcha wanna eat? Also, do you want to be on Buying Alaska?” read a text message I received on Sunday night from my significant other, Zac. And let me tell you, I have now thought long and hard about that question.Emily Fehrenbacher
I was finally able to catch an episode of "The Hunt." It's a show about hunting on Kodiak Island, similar to the show "Kodiak," and follows guides and their clients as they seek to kill giant brown bears.Emily Fehrenbacher
Launched in December, the “I am Alaska Native” Facebook page has already collected 5,000 fans with a mix of statewide photos, musings and grassroots activism. The three administrators for the page recently asked followers to voice their opinions on the upcoming TLC reality show “Escaping Alaska.”We asked the admins for their personal views on the series, which premieres July 27. Here’s what they had to say.Kyle Hopkins

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