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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1
There Goes the Neighborhood Image
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  • Summary: A 20-foot-high wall is built around a group of eight families in the Atlanta, GA area and they compete for the $250,000 prize.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Gregg Kilday
    40
    There's not enough time for the strategizing, scheming and emotional breakdowns that make the three-times-per-week "Big Brother" a guilty pleasure.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Just think of There Goes the Neighborhood as another brick in the (reality-competition) wall--one that's frankly becoming a bit of an eyesore.
  3. It is such an utterly cynical experiment, troublesome on so many levels (there are children involved, watching adults cry because their friends have "banished" them) and no matter how often people say "it's just a game," even without a big chunk of change on the line, family competitions are rarely bloodless.
  4. 25
    CBS' new social-experiment-on-a-budget-series, is one of those occasionally interesting summer replacement series that proves once more that "real" people will do anything to get on TV.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5