For those of you who watch TLC, I am sure you have seen previews for the new show Alaskan Women Looking for Love, which is set to premier Sunday, Oct. 6. For those of you who are not familiar with the new series, it is a new show about Alaskan women looking for love. Yes, this is a real concept.
Can someone tell me why? Why is Alaska getting their own matchmaking show? We already have The Bachelor/Bachelorette. The commercials try to explain that these women are faced with the challenge of living in an area where the entire population of men is either related to them or a lifelong friend.
Don’t we all feel like that at some point in our lives? Come on, TLC.
Nonetheless, the Alaskan women are being shipped off to Miami in search of love. Typical of the dating scene, the six women on the show are faced with the usual road bumps, insecurities, and flat out failures that come with putting yourself out there and trying to find a mate, especially because they have ditched their parkas for bikinis.
In the past, TLC has gotten some unfavorable feedback about the shows they choose to pick up and air. It seems as if pretty much anything and everything goes. I feel like this show pertains to a very small market and mostly leaves us wondering why Alaska is getting all this attention when there are plenty of people living in small towns dealing with the same issues.
A small part of me is already kicking myself for writing this because I know that SOMEHOW I will get hooked on this show and I will end up rooting for these six Alaskan transplants while on their journey in Miami. But until then, I’m going to stick to my initial thoughts. Having lived in Chicago my whole life, I’ve run into a number of ‘guy problems” similar to the ones presented in this show’s previews. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see how living in Alaska is any different.