Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp: Season 1 Reviews

August 28, 2020
If you're one of the eight or so people watching Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, then you know that this family really makes you reevaluate the popular notion that the Kardashians are talentless, because they are [at] least, watchable.
August 28, 2020
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, is comically bad, a clueless endeavor so half-assed I doubt it'll last through an entire season. You know, kind of like Mom's term as governor.
August 28, 2020
Its subjects live off their media fame while at the same time blaming the media for often making them miserable. In the Palins' case, it's a chorus without basis. And it's gotten damned boring, too.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 28, 2020
As trips go, this one's a yawn.
August 27, 2020
In pop culture terms, the Palins are almost as dead as that elk Sarah shot for a cheap viewer thrill during her reality TV show on TLC.
August 27, 2020
When most of us were 17, we were just starting to figure out how to be a person. Bristol Palin was only ever allowed to be a personality. Her story could make a great TV show. But Life's a Tripp is just awful.
August 27, 2020
Grim, sad, painful.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 27, 2020
A window onto Bristol's genuinely strange life, wherein her bigotry is constantly reaffirmed because men screeching at her in bars will, on occasion, agree with her that they hate her mother because they are gay.
August 27, 2020
It's Paris Hilton's The Simple Life, but with a real simpleton at the helm.
August 27, 2020
No one comes off looking good here. Controversy aside, "Life" seems to have no meaning beyond giving the 21-year-old a platform for her parenting views and criticism of Los Angeles.
August 27, 2020
It's hard to imagine people who've kept up with the Kardashians being able to resist the Palins, who truly do not seem to hear themselves, making this overbaked slice of "reality" more real than they probably intended.
August 27, 2020
Life's a Tripp has pretty much nothing to say about the Palin family's public role... And it certainly has little to say about the actual challenges of raising a two-year-old as a young single mom.
August 27, 2020
Most of it is the same kind of terrible seen in so many other shows that purport to depict reality but are obviously more-or-less scripted confections. But this show adds additional layers of hypocrisy and silliness.
August 27, 2020
While the show sends a positive message about family and motherhood, one is left wondering about the real reasons why Bristol has opted to willingly place herself and her son in the reality limelight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2020
Even if you have a lasting grudge against all things Palin, there's no payoff here. It's a new low for anyone who makes the mistake of watching.
August 27, 2020
Purely as a TV show... not very interesting, and you probably wouldn't watch if she wasn't who she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2020
It's hard to find a reason for the show's existence other than to make liberals hate-watch it. The conflict is limp, the subjects completely unsympathetic and uninteresting, and the concept flimsy.
August 27, 2020
In spite of their occasional expressions of enthusiasm for the "adventure," we're left with a show about two sisters, temporarily billeted in a Beverly Hills mansion, mostly complaining about Los Angeles, each other and their lives.