Kid Nation on CBS
Well the controversial show had its debut last night and it was something different to watch on tv, that’s for sure. The show is called Kid Nation and they get 40 kids together and put them out in the middle of no where. It’s a place where life has failed before from adults and now we get to see if kids can thrive in this place in New Mexico.
In the show the kids don’t get to vote each other off, so it’s different from other reality shows. The kids can stay as long as they want and every 3 days there is a town hall meeting and the kids can decide then if they want to leave or not. Also at these town hall meetings the kids get to discuss all their situations and the town council gets to pick one lucky person to receive a gold star. The gold star is worth 20,000 dollars in real money that the kids will be able to have after their 40 day adventure.
I like the show in terms that it is something different to watch on tv. It is a reality show, but it’s one with a unique twist and makes it worth watching from that standpoint. I’m not sure how many people will continue to watch this show all season long, but I would say they had a big audience last night to show their product to. Not a lot of good things were on television last night in the 8PM slot, so Kid Nation got seen by many. I do think the show might have gone a little too young in their participants and that might be what turns a lot of people away from the show. I think if they would have focused on high school age kids, the results could be a lot better. Maybe taking 5 girls and 5 boys from the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade would be a better cast of characters, than the whiney bunch they have now. Don’t get me wrong, I realize the conditions are tough, but the first night of the show, when the temperatures dropped at night and they were hungry, a lot was ready to quit then. I am only left to believe that the shows producers and people working behind the scenes has made life much more comfortable for them now, because the attitudes had changed tremendously on day 2.
I have got the DVR set to record all episodes of Kid Nation as of right now. I will watch another show or two, but I have my doubts if I will watch the full season of Kid Nation. Great idea by CBS, but I think the cast is a little too young for the conditions they are facing. So much so, that controversy has been preached from a lot of levels and many of the parents can’t comment right now, because of confidentiality agreements they have made with the show. Should be interesting to get the parents take on this show, once the season has ended.Click here for reuse options!
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