I'm enjoying Korean TV, particularly the dramas and variety shows, but I've found that the the reality shows here lack the same pizazz and production values of American reality TV. (Yes, I am actually defending the merits of reality TV). As exploitive as they can sometimes be, American producers really know how to edit story lines and heighten conflict and ensuing drama.
I just read about this new reality TV series on CBS, Kid Nation, where a group of forty children, with ages ranging from seven to fifteen, run their own little society in a dusty, abandoned town in New Mexico. The young townspeople, who all appear to be quite intelligent, have to grapple with creating a political, economical, and social structure, all on their own. This show sounds extremely fascinating. I hope to catch the episodes via CBS' innertube, but I can't seem to stream episodes on my Mac! Kid Nation premieres this Wednesday, Sept 19, 8 PM ET/PT. Let me know what you think.
Check out the awesome preview: