Thursday, November 29, 2007

Desensitized?


A friend of mine asked me if I'd watched the CBS show "Kid Nation" this week. I hadn't. I saw one episode, and that was enough.

For anyone who isn't quite familiar with the premise of the show, a group of kids were brought to a town where they would be filmed while living without adult supervision or intervention (other than for obvious safety and security reasons). The show follows these kids as they live in a "world" that they rule.

The show isn't doing too well in the ratings. In fact, I don't know anyone who watches it. I think CBS missed the mark here. A show about kids running the world, doing what they want to, by their own rules? Fellas, that's not a show. That's what a lot of us see way too much of in the real world, thanks. I'm not going to add an hour of that kind of torture to my world on purpose!

8 comments:

  1. I haven't seen that show. I don't think that I can. To be honest, I don't know of anyone who does watch it. Hmm....

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  2. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I watch it religiously! Guess I'm the only one :) The kids on the show have really come a long way from where they were in the beginning. They've matured, and have coped well. Most have anyway. I don't think it'll be back for a second season.
    xoxo ~Myra

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  3. Anonymous6:48 AM

    There was a lot of controversy surrounding this show just before it began, so I watched (or tried to watch) two epidsodes in the beginning. I wasn't impressed, and felt the children were of course scripted (as they should be - seeing their so very young and shouldn't be doing this kind of thing anyway...) and badly, I might add. And the plot was just dull. Perhaps I didn't give it enough of a chance, but I'm just not willing to be pulled into sensationalism surrounding young children.

    hugs,
    Chelle

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  4. Yeah It never appealed to me either. Of course, I am not a reality show person in general.
    I would surmise it has its good points too, but like you, I see enough I read enough...Kinda Lord of Flies 21st century?

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  5. Penny4:46 PM

    Like you, I watched the first episode. I didn't watch more, except the snippets that passed by as I jumped channel to channel to see if the thing were really worth watching - not a good show. I would never allowed my kid to be part of it. Ah well . . . on to the Discovery Channels.

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  6. i catch it when it's on and when i miss it, no loss. however, last week's episode is great. hunter finally got the recognition (and $20k gold star!).

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  7. I've never seen it, but it sounds like exactly the reason I watch so little television anymore...junk. ;) C.

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  8. I completely get the controversy. And I'm completely addicted all the same. Kinda like how I feel when I (reluctantly and embarrassingly) watch The Bachelor!

    Nancy

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