• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2010
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    30
    The cues for tenderness and uplift are all over Live for the Moment: the choked-back tears, the crowds of applauding family and friends, the corny speeches, the constant reiterations (essential for this sort of reality show) of how amazing the whole experience has been.
  2. This show still feels emotionally manipulative and at times even uncomfortably invasive.
  3. The show is a manipulative tearjerker that uses this poor guy's real-life death sentence to milk tears out of viewers. And that makes it a little icky to watch. It's great that Childs gets all sorts of adventures but the blatant effort to wring tears out of viewers made me uncomfortable.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    20
    With what I'm sure are only the best of intentions (pshaw!), Live for the Moment winds up being one of the skeeviest and most exploitative things on television since...well, not that long, because television finds so many ways to skeeve and exploit in the name of "reality."

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