Kid Nation

@ravinskye (8245)
United States
September 20, 2007 11:59am CST
Did you watch Cbs's new reality tv show Kid Nation? I watched about half of it. I didn't think it looked as bad as they were saying. I felt bad for the poor kids that were really homesick. What did you think about the show? If you haven't seen it, what do you think about the idea for the show?
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Sep 07
I haven't watched it yet, but I did tape it. On Ellen yesterday she had two of the kids and their mothers on her show. They talked about why they let their kids do this. One mother was a lawyer and she really investigated to make sure everything was safe. Obviously there are adults on the set - camera people, producers, medics, even psychiatrists. They made sure not only that no one got hurt, that not even the animals got hurt. I don't see anything wrong with this show if you have the type of kid who could handle it. The one mother said she trusted her son and he said he really wanted to do it. I would have no problem sending my kids out except for who they are as people. My oldest daughter has had past anxiety issues and my youngest is a "baby". In other words, my kids wouldn't be cut out for that kind of a show. Tell me though, how long was the season premier? I taped the show for one hour as the TV listings said it was only on for one hour. Two hour season finale of Last Comic Standing followed. My daughter came down crying saying that I didn't tape the whole show, that it cut off before the end. Was the show more than an hour long? Or could she have been watching a preview of next week's show without realizing it?
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I think it was an hour long, but I got distracted and missed most of the end so I'm not 100 percent sure.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I also saw the Ellen show with the kids on. The parents are not bad people for letting their kids go on this show. I know that my daughter would never be able to go away from home. I bet my 13 yr old would love to be on it.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
the show was an hour long, but there was very little commericals. For the first half hour there was aboustely no commericals. Then only like one in the next half hour. And it ran over just a bit after 9. So I guess it was probably closer to like 65 minutes long or so
• United States
20 Sep 07
I watched the whole thing and very much enjoyed it. I think the kids are perfectly safe and well looked after (even if they don't really show it). Its interesting to see how they do things and what they do to work as a team. I'll sure be watching next week thats for sure.
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I liked watching it too. It was neat to see the kids work together. I thought it was sweet how the one girl talked to the little 8 year old boy that was homesick.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I didn't really like the show as much as I thought I would. I felt bad for the kids who were homesick also. I was glad that the little 8 yr old went home. He went and tried it, but was big enough to admit that he wanted to go home. I think it will be more interesting now that they know about the gold star given out each week. I will be watching it again.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
i was sooo worried abotu the show..i thought it was gonan be sad..and lots of crying.and helplessness..i turned it on to just check it out and it was much better than i thought it was gonna be..it was cute and i loved how they all came together,,,and the little kids surprised me the most!! especially in the wwater game!! and the factthey chose the out houses instead of the tv was the biggest feeling of proudness i had..it would had to be a real tough call for those little ones lol..
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I was really surprised at the kids too. i thought it was so sweet when the one girl went over to the 8 year old boy that was crying and homesick and offered to try to take the place of his parents tucking him in.