Saturday, March 1, 2008

kids' nation

Did anyone see the finale of kids' nation last night? I missed it which was mildly annoying as I'd seen a preview that suggested sabotage in the final days of Bonanza. For those without the inclination to watch reality TV, this was basically Lord of the Flies (author, William Golding) on TV with cameras and adults behind the scenes. The premise was 'Let's see what kids will do when left to their own devices', though there was a structure to their society which was missing in the Lord of the Flies version. As with other reality shows, there were challenges and rewards. However, the goal in this show seemed to be cooperation among the contestants for the good of the town. What an uplifting idea...

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