Well, she's not going to be the next Oprah. Big surprise here — no one liked it. Not the Daily News, LAT, or anyone else. Some of the words used in reviews: "overly-scripted," "flat" and "boring." The results are in!
While she managed to get some of her favorite themes across — government is bad, corporate America is good, I will exploit my family for money — the show was nothing more than a collection of semi-tear jerking stories spliced with some one-liners. The generally Palin-friendly Daily News (comparatively speaking at least) gave the show only two stars, but blamed Fox producers, not Palin, for blowing it. The Times' Alessandra Stanley was a little more direct in her critique:
Ms. Palin, who mostly narrated taped stories about inspiring Americans - a war hero, a philanthropist, a boy with cerebral palsy and his service dog - gave a competent, but generic performance, as cheery and bland as any news anchor's in the mainstream media she deplores. Ms. Palin is telegenic, but her restraint was more noticeable than her charm. Put it this way: She made the former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has his own talk show on Fox News called "Huckabee," seem like Jerry Lee Lewis."
Despite her time on the campaign trail and in front of often-unfriendly cameras, Palin still has an eyes-locked-on-the-teleprompter stiffness."
So there you have it. The critics have spoken and no one should be shocked that Real American Stories sucked. Now all we can do is wait for Sarah Palin's Alaska to totally blow our minds.
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