Kid Nation : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31

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  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    "Lord of the Flies" for reality television. Wait! "Lord of the Flies" IS reality television. Horrid.
  2. BrookeZ.
    Oct 10, 2007
    Um. I saw a clip of this murdering chickens? NO THANK YOU!
  3. SidN.
    Sep 26, 2007
    A show about a bunch of whining brats, oh how entertaining?!
  4. JessicaS.
    Oct 17, 2007
  5. GeraldB.
    Oct 3, 2007
    Get real. All the hype of these kids being dumped in a ghost town is so not true. It was a movie set. They were out there without any adults, not hardly, film crews, caterers for the crew, medical help etc etc etc. About as realistic as Peter Pan.
  6. EricS
    Oct 3, 2007
    Not even SNL is this scripted.
  7. MichaelR.
    Oct 21, 2007
    these kids act the same as the kids on a daily bases in real life.the kids on this show act just like kids that you see at a park.its just not entertaining its just silly
  8. BillT.
    Dec 10, 2007
    This is ridiculous. obviously scripted and far from entertaining. i'll give it a 1 though because none of the kids have died yet.
  9. KevinL.
    Sep 24, 2007
    A utter mess is all I can say. There is no clear base to this show. It relies on all controversy and no basic elements of a clear program. There is no clear demographic and it looks like a kid version of survivor of some sort. It lacks the watchable factor and it seems like there is good chance that there will be some erosion because it is a mess and is not even remotely entertaining.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. 30
    But even if you pushed those questions about production ethics out of your mind last night, the Kid Nation premiere was still an uncomfortable, irritating, and narratively subpar hour of TV. It was a disorganized mess that milked its young cast for cacophonous psychodrama.
  2. 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.
  3. Would the creators of Kid Nation please go to their room for a time-out and come up with something more original?