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Escaping Alaska' premise is 'downright improbable

'Escaping Alaska' Series Premiere: Young Eskimos Look To San Diego

On the series premiere of "Escaping Alaska," a group of young eskimos met online and formed a secret pact to leave their villages for San Diego to find better economic and career opportunities.

Tamara told her parents she's moving to Anchorage ... even though she's moving to Southern California. Her parents were unsure of her decision; her father said, "I think maybe you should look at other options." The reason for the lie? Apparently, Tamara's friend suggested she tell them she was moving to Anchorage since it was closer; this way her parents wouldn't worry as much. We see trouble down the road.

As The New York Times notes, the setup for the show is "downright improbable," since the group's secret to escape Alaska is very hush-hush, yet there are camera crews everywhere. Oh, reality television.

According the Examiner, the young escapees will be in for a culture shock once they make it to Sunny San Diego, so it looks like we have some interesting television to look forward to.

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Mike July 28 2014 at 10:39 AM

Please cancel all reality shows...there are 3 now, just about naked people (dating, survival and even some stupid real estate one). Way, way out of hand.

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Patricia,,,,, July 28 2014 at 11:00 AM

"Reality" scripted T V...there isn't anything they won't make a show about no matter how stupid....And the idiots that watch this stuff...which must be a lot of them because they just keep making these stupid shows.. What does that say about just how stupid America has gotten

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spdy65 July 28 2014 at 11:37 AM

These type of shows SUCK.

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hockeyn109 July 28 2014 at 12:22 PM

Dumbing down of America. People truly seem to believe these so called reality shows are real. Get real people, these are scripted shows.

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Steve-a-rino July 28 2014 at 10:49 AM

They'll be back. Eskimo life is all about family, and out here in the real world it's all about "me." I hate what America has become and I'm not an Eskimo!

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Kenneth Stephen Besi July 28 2014 at 10:55 AM

The streets in America are paved with gold and all a person has to do is tear up a piece of pavement and he can buy whatever he wants, right? All the more so in San Diego, all you have to do is go there and the city government and Barack Obama will literally give you all the free money that you want! Really, this is absolutely true, just come to America and Obama will give you all the money you want, he just takes the money from working taxpayers and gives it to everybody else!

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smashingmonkey July 28 2014 at 11:44 AM

Reality TV isn't reality. Almost none of it, anyway.

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hwmelius July 28 2014 at 1:38 PM

How long before someone objects to the term "eskimo". I go to Alaska fairly often and it is not a term they usually enjoy. :-)

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straight2spam July 28 2014 at 2:57 PM

Lets all call this crack ass show reality crap.So people stop paying cable or sat to get crap shows w/no significants at all

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R July 28 2014 at 3:40 PM

Too many TV channels results in too much crap on TV.

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