Kid Nation 9/19/07

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by aus1ander, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Sep 19, 2007 #1 of 188
    aus1ander

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    After all the hype, I found this show met my high expectations. I think each kid has a very unique personality and it'll be fun to watch how it evolves over the course of the season.

    I'm just waiting to see which "kid leader" is sacked first... :)
     
  2. Sep 19, 2007 #2 of 188
    heySkippy

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    That was a cute show! I'm a bit disappointed with the Survivor style challenge but overall it was quite enjoyable.

    The teenage boys irritate the hell out of me which is probably why they're on the show. I don't think the gold star is going to be enough to make them behave. More than a couple of the kids seem to have some real leadership qualities. It'll take another episode or two before I get the names down though.

    I'll definitely tune in next week. For a reality show, it's a nice change of pace.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2007 #3 of 188
    Gunnyman

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    I watched the 1st half and as soon as the kids were divided into "tribes" I got a very strong feeling to turn it off. So I did.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2007 #4 of 188
    MasterOfPuppets

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    Watched about the first 10 minutes.
    Turned it over to Deal Or No Deal's NFL thing.
    Picked the wrong Play At Home case.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2007 #5 of 188
    scottykempf

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    Interesting concept. Sure there are problems, and some of it comes off like Survivor, but that keeps it interesting.

    Kids find kitchen and recipes: "Let's make ice cream!!" LOL

    How long until someone gets the idea to have a "Speaking Stick" or something similar. Everyone talking at once in a meeting doesn't get much done.

    Kids win challenge, have to decide on 7 more toilets or a TV. I laughed when the one leader said "We need something to do" about the TV. Only TV is not something to do, it does pass the time, but it is not an active pursuit. Meanwhile, the town is falling down.

    Oh, did anyone else notice the Vagisil and Icy Hot commercials? What the heck? The target demographic for the show has got to be 8-14 year old kids, didn't the ad sales people think before they placed those ads during Kid Nation?
     
  6. Sep 19, 2007 #6 of 188
    Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Well, we learned that Jered can speak in tongues.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2007 #7 of 188
    Jolt

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    I wasnt sure what to think but this is a winner so far for me. I too thought about the speaking stick. I would have killed for an opportunity like that when i was 8-15.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2007 #8 of 188
    scottykempf

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    I think Jared is "special".

    And your kid can apply for Kid Nation 2 here:

    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/kid_nation/
     
  9. Sep 19, 2007 #9 of 188
    DLL66

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    Pretty cool show. The only thing that griped me that it ran about 4 to 5 minutes longer. Missed the beginning of Kitchen Nightmares.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2007 #10 of 188
    Enrique

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    A+ For me, At the start I did not like Mike he wasn't doing anything!!. I did not like the Teens(Greg to name one). kinda sad Jimmy went home so fast. :thumbsdown:
     
  11. Sep 19, 2007 #11 of 188
    AJRitz

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    I REALLY wanted to hate this show. But I couldn't. I got nervous when they divided them into teams, but it's not striking me as Survivor-like. 40 kids all together is just unmanageable for young leaders. Split into subgroups, there's actually an opportunity for leaders to grow and emerge.

    For the record, I'm still of the opinion that the production of this show violates federal labor law. But I'll keep watching.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2007 #12 of 188
    Philly Bill

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    I didn't bother. Now you guys are making me wish I'd TiVoed it.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2007 #13 of 188
    DLL66

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    There are exceptions. I believe that farming rules are slightly tweaked. I can see this show falling into that category.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2007 #14 of 188
    USAFSSO

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    OK not bad. I wasn't going to watch this, but the thread said it has possibilities.

    Looks like the kids can win some good money, $20K.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2007 #15 of 188
    Uncle Briggs

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    I don't think you missed anything. I gave up after 15 minutes.
     
  16. Sep 20, 2007 #16 of 188
    Maui

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    Well, this earned a season pass from me.

    There were several good moments. Jimmy telling the 15 year old he didn't want him to be his wingman was classic!

    I was actually very surprised that the young leaders got past Sophia's criticism at the town meeting and still awarded her the star.

    There seem to be some pretty good kids on this show. I know it has been only one week and who knows how they edit it but Michael (the long haired kid who gave the speech) seemed pretty grounded and Laurel seemed like she was the rock there to help support others.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2007 #17 of 188
    AJRitz

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    Yes, there are exceptions. However, I do not believe that any of the exceptions would adequately cover the show. CBS' "excuse" has been that they were simply running a "summer camp." That ceased to be a reasonable explanation the minute that CBS sold the "camp video" to advertisers.

    I prosecute child labor violations for the United States Department of Labor. To be honest, I'm disappointed that the appropriate Wage & Hour field office didn't investigate. I'd have been comfortable pursuing the case if it had been investigated in my region.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2007 #18 of 188
    DancnDude

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    This was a really enjoyable show. Kids do say and do the funniest things, and that's fun to watch.

    A few things surprised me. Right off the bat, there were kids that littered the town with graffiti. Very annoying - there's always one in every bunch that causes trouble.

    Also it was surprising to me that the kids split off into groups of similar age. I suppose it made them feel more comfortable to be around kids of their own age, but none of them really thought that it would be nicer to have a mixture of age/experience on each team.

    Definite season pass for me.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2007 #19 of 188
    atrac

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    So is Al Gore's son hosting this show or what?!?!? ;)

    I liked it a lot. I'll be watching.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2007 #20 of 188
    omnibus

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    Sophia's joy at winning the star and being able to call her mother came right through the TV screen.
     

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