Kid Nation : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    There was one brief shoving match on the program, in which a 15 year old "got in the face" of an 11 year old, but most of the program was pretty sedate, if not a bit bland.
  2. CBS, which had promoted the show as almost exactly that ["Lord of the Flies" for voyeurs], backed down, explaining that Kid Nation was really more of a 40-day character-building exercise, like Outward Bound, but with camera crews and off-camera supervisors. And of course, it turned out to be a little of both, but mostly neither.
  3. Would the creators of Kid Nation please go to their room for a time-out and come up with something more original?
  4. It's a mildly entertaining reality series designed to encourage controversy to draw viewers and goose ratings.
  5. 50
    Kid Nation does not mean to find out whether kids can do what adults could not. It means instead to demonstrate that these kids really would die without the intervention of adults.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    3
    "Lord of the Flies" for reality television. Wait! "Lord of the Flies" IS reality television. Horrid.
  2. RachelleB.
    Dec 19, 2007
    10
    This show is a great chance for young children of 8-15 to show off their stuff. I think that it is a wonderful oppourtunity for them to show This show is a great chance for young children of 8-15 to show off their stuff. I think that it is a wonderful oppourtunity for them to show us people their voice and say. I love this show. Full Review »
  3. MattL.
    Dec 13, 2007
    10
    This was a very good show it had parts or other show from cbs and other reality show but with its own taste to it with brought me back for This was a very good show it had parts or other show from cbs and other reality show but with its own taste to it with brought me back for more every 1 some down moments that could have been better but all in all very good show. Kidnation 2 please Full Review »