Thursday, November 29, 2007


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!


  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....

  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

  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.


  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?

  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.

  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!).

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

  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!



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