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Reality Check: As I watched one of the Kilchers' neighbors complete tedious home projects on "Alaska: The Last Frontier" I realized: The entire episode is a symbol for the state of Alaska reality TV.
You'll only be tempted to look away from the television and scroll through Instagram a couple times
Reality Check: Alaskans were everywhere on big competition shows. While normal Alaskans were becoming famous, a legit famous Alaskan returned to the small screen.
Reality Check: Jewel is back driving cattle with her fam and her son, while the rest of the family is moving an old Kilcher structure away from the bluff that is about to fall off.
Chef Laura Cole’s narrative is a little different than the other chefs and 99 percent focused on her Alaska-ness.
Reality Check: The newest episode of “Edge of Alaska” was chock-full of the characters of McCarthy running into the obstacles of their daily lives.
Reality Check: The first thing to know about “Top Chef” is that it airs on Bravo, and Bravo is amazing.
Reality Check: The Kellers look for a bulldozer and Neil Darish is out to build a gondola in season four. Plus: Jewel's headed back to “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”
It seems the mainstays of Alaska reality TV are here to stay, but the days of slapped-together shows about vodka distilleries or construction companies might be over.
Reality Check: The Browns travel from Southern California to Colorado for what appears to be a new permanent home and the end of their Alaska saga. But some themes, like bears — and Bear — remain constant.
The most recent episode featured the youngest Brown children “packing up” Browntown -- apparently for good -- and the family making plans to homestead in the Lower 48.
Reality Check: “Reality TV Book Club” started way back in the late aughts with season one of “The Jersey Shore.” Today, it includes a fantasy league that has grown too large to fit in my living room.
Reality Check: A medical emergency hits another Brown family member while Ami is undergoing cancer treatment in California.
Reality Check: In the season opener, most of the family leaves Alaska for Ami's medical treatment, leaving Noah behind to guard Browntown.
Reality Check: In the middle of the Arizona desert, a homestead's three dogs disappear. So the Raneys go looking for men riding horses with local knowledge, because obviously.