Thursday, October 04, 2007

Kid Nation - When Growing Up Is Hard - Party Nation

Guylan Age 11 - Makes it on to the home page of the Kid Nation website. He is the one in the "black" hat. Image Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

Kid Nation - When Growing Up Is Hard - Party Nation

Bonanza's very own "Town Journal" circa 1885 - Image Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

Ok! Now get this … the “Pioneers” are given a journal that was left behind from the original town fathers back in 1885 … right.

It Is Written! - The curfew order. Image Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

One of its primary suggestions is to have the “town council” set a curfew.

The Bonanza Town Saloon - Image Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

This is discovered when the “town council” opens this journal after one of the teams (districts) decides to have a party for its recent "showdown" challenge victory.




The party gets started in earnest. Bonanza Bar Images Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

The victory party was held at the Bonanza town saloon until late into the night. Faux drinking behavior ensued!

Do these producers actually think we, the viewing public, are all that gullible?

What example does faux drinking games and behavior bring to this experience?

So about half way into this third episode in the series, the non-Adult “Jeff Probst” wanna-be character narrates the challenge and hands out the rewards - giving instructions all the way.

One of the team/districts decides to choose a microwave oven and cocoa over pizza.

Does Bonanza have electricity? Yes!

That evening the whole town was back in the bar playing faux drinking games when one member of the town council reminds everyone that curfew is at 9:30 pm. Dang - we were just gettin' this party started!

This image sums up episode #3 (#103)Image Credit: Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

Through three episodes, our infamous socialist-communist, Fidel Castro admiring, Guylan: Age 11 is a relative no-show.

The $20,000 real gold star is awarded at the end of the night’s episode and this results into more drinking games at the saloon - fade to black.

Other than the introduction of "curfew", drinking issues were not explored.

Next week, issues of religion are explored, say the “tease” preview of episode #4. The producers warn that this issue nearly tears the Kid Nation apart.

Guylan: Age 11 ... Laying-In-Wait - up in a tree. Image Credit: Bio Photo - Kid Nation (The Manhattan Project), CBS

We, at MAXINE, believe that the producers are playing a lay-in-wait strategy to introduce this counter-culture character of Guylan (prove us wrong). Trust me, with a bio of nearly a page and a half long, these guys are not going to waste away a chance at making a liberal, socialist, and secular POV!

Really, this is such a cheesy attempt to cash in on … (fill in your choice at comments)

On TV, Gossip Girl is the real kid nation!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a television show. I think you are reading too much into it. Seriously.

ecj said...

So your comment stands - this is such a cheesy attempt to cash in on being a television show.

I agree.

This show stands on way too many self promotion claims, however, to be just any television show.

There is an agenda, as there is to most any media enterprize.

This media enterprize is a little less honest and a little more boastful than most.