Life is so… whatever.

It’s like PBB, only better.

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So, over dinner I was watching this show called Kid Nation, which Cam has been telling me to watch since forever but only got a chance to watch now. And OMG, it’s like Big Brother, only better, and, as the title suggests, involving kids. It involved a group of kids living in Bonanza City, and like in Big Brother, they live on their own and work together as one community. Plus, mas challenge pa since there’s more participants there, so it’s like they’re really running a city, complete with council and districts and stuff.

Today’s episode revolved mainly around religion, which is a very touchy subject especially if you’re dealing with several different religions, which is what happened in Kid Nation.  The council decided to hold one big religious service for everyone there, but many people disagreed since they have different beliefs nga, and conflicts may arise. Personally I agree that it would be better for them to hold separate services since super diverse talaga; there’s Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and (I think) Muslim people there, plus some others pa I think. Saka kasi, the council doesn’t seem to want to do it so that they’ll be able to practice their faith, but rather, simply because there are indeed people of different faiths there. I guess that was one of the reasons din why many didn’t like the idea. Hindi ko kasi talaga na-feel yung motivation nila for having a service in the first place.

However, when evening came, a girl named Morgan stepped up and called for the others to pray together as one group, regardless of religious affiliation. And that time, the other kids came and prayed, and it was like the one big religious service that the council hoped but failed to mobilize. I guess the difference is that Morgan was like, “Hey guys, let’s pray together as one,” as opposed to the council’s “C’mon we’re having a religious service and that’s that.” Morgan sincerely wanted to pray eh, and I think that’s what inspired the others to join in.

There was also a part where, if all teams complete a challenge within an hour (nga ba?), they get to choose between two rewards for the whole group. This week’s choices were a giant mini-golf course (giant mini? Haha.), and religious books (for all the different religions the kids belong in). I was so glad when more chose the books over the mini-golf course. It’s so nice to see that kids as young as 9 already feel so strongly about their faith. I heard one participant say that those books really were important to him, and he didn’t care if others wanted the golf course. In that way they already stood up for what they believed in. I wish I were that strong of faith when I was their age.

Aside from Morgan who was really nice and totally deserved her gold star, another kid I noticed was the 9-year-old Asian kid with only one front tooth (I forgot his name). He was really smart and mature for his age. I heart him! :)

The show has been criticized for the work it makes the kids do, how the kids are just used for profit, and other legal stuff, which I won’t even delve into. Yes, I do agree that it is just another show created to make money for CBS (Kid Nation’s network), and I’ll just let the experts debate on the legal issues in the contract and stuff. And yes, the drama is indeed injected through the rule book/journal thingy and not something the kids cooked up on their own. But still, it’s pretty amazing to see kids working together, solving problems on their own, and being independent. It’s a show that teaches not just the participants, but I think kids who watch the show as well (including me, haha), cooperation, respect, and how to overcome obstacles and problems, and how to deal with different types of people. It’s my new PBB, haha.

PS. Speaking of PBB, I also have lots to say about it, but let’s wait until after tonight’s nomination na lang.


Written by eeeek

November 4, 2007 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Faith, TV

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  1. pinayagan sila ng mga magulang nila? ano to? nakakulong sila sa isang city? haha. waw. ala-the simpsons movie.. :))


    November 4, 2007 at 10:29 pm

  2. Ray2!!! Kid Nation is my new favorite show too!!! :D Haha. Natutuwa lang ako. :))

    Ay. ang ganda naman ng episode na yan. di ko napanood. :( ano ba sched ng kid nation? :)


    November 4, 2007 at 10:31 pm

  3. @Shayne: Alam mo yung lumang wild west era? Sa ganun sila nakatira. Old fashioned talaga lahat, may barns and stuff. 40 kids, 40 days. Apparently pinayagan naman sila, after signing a 22-page contract. Harhar.


    November 4, 2007 at 10:34 pm

  4. @Clar: Sundays at 7:30 (although ichchange na ata to 6:30) on Studio23. Ganda ever. Nakita yung maturity nung kids, at yung respect nila for other people.


    November 4, 2007 at 11:15 pm

  5. hot 14-year-old boys = loooooove.


    November 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm

  6. Hala, kaya ka lang pala nanonood eh! :P


    November 4, 2007 at 11:41 pm

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