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Alaska: The Last Frontier 

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Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »
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Atz Lee Kilcher Atz Lee Kilcher ...  Self 109 episodes, 2011-2019
Otto Kilcher ...  Self 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Eivin Kilcher ...  Self 104 episodes, 2011-2019
Atz Kilcher ...  Self 103 episodes, 2011-2019
Charlotte Kilcher ...  Self 100 episodes, 2012-2019
Eve Kilcher Eve Kilcher ...  Self 99 episodes, 2011-2019
Jane Kilcher ...  Self 97 episodes, 2011-2019
Bray Poor Bray Poor ...  Narrator 93 episodes, 2011-2017
Bonnie Kilcher-Dupree Bonnie Kilcher-Dupree ...  Self 70 episodes, 2012-2019
August Kilcher August Kilcher ...  Self 65 episodes, 2011-2019
Shane Kilcher Shane Kilcher ...  Self 55 episodes, 2012-2017
Yule Kilcher Yule Kilcher ...  Self 48 episodes, 2011-2017
Findlay Kilcher Findlay Kilcher ...  Self 46 episodes, 2014-2019
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Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz Kilcher (singer Jewel's father) the family have lived on their land for four generations. The show also features the homesteaders who live nearby and interact with the Kilchers. Written by Anonymous

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World famous singer and songwriter, Jewel, is the daughter of Atz Kiltcher, and grew up in Homer, AK. See more »

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Featured in The Soup: Episode #12.47 (2015) See more »

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Alaska the Last Frontier
Written by Atz Kilcher
Performed by Atz Kilcher and Jewel Kilcher
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30 September 2013 | by grizzledgeezerSee all my reviews

However cornball it might sound... I like programs like "Alaska -- the Last Frontier", with intelligent people behaving sensibly.

I should point out that these people /do not/ lead a "subsistence" lifestyle, which would require that they make everything they need. They have access to power tools (some of them Very Large) and store-bought supplies in an emergency. Still, it's sobering to see people who spend most of their time doing the work needed to support themselves, rather than in vain pursuits.

Otto is the unintentional star. He's extremely intelligent and has an ironic, self-deprecating sense of humor. (The sequence in which he blows up a stump and brags about it is classic.) The show would be merely "good" without him.

As for the "excessive" killing... If you're not a vegetarian, you have no right to complain. The domestic animals have led uncaged lives, and are killed humanely. (I loved it when Otto had his son kill a favorite cow that wouldn't have made it through the Winter. Instead of the animal dying on its side, it ends up on its back, with its legs angled in "dead cockroach" position.)

I'm 66 years old and have heard theme songs for scores of TV shows. "Alaska -- the Last Frontier" has absolutely the worst. The lyrics and melody are either consciously cornball C&W -- or the writers are idiots. They've got to be kidding... (It seems he song was written and sung by Atz Lee! My condemnation nevertheless stands.)

"Sometimes it's blood, sweat, and tears On Alaska, the last frontier. But life is simple, life is good, When you're livin' like you should. Hey! Hey! Sometimes it's struggle 'n strife Fathers, sons, brothers, wifes. But we're makin' our way, And yes, we'll stay Right here! On Alaska, the last frontier!"

How about "Life is simple, life is good, when you've got takeout Chinese food." Well, it is, isn't it?


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English

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July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Homer, Alaska, USA

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Discovery Studios See more »
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