'Kid Nation': Girls Rule, Boys Drool

Last night's episode of Kid Nation — the show that's like Survivor meets Lord of the Flies and set in the Old West — featured a mini-battle of the sexes. With an impending election, the town split up into boys-against-girls. It's really evident in the clips how much more socially-sophisticated and domineering girls… » 10/18/07 3:00pm 10/18/07 3:00pm

'Kid Nation' Might Be More Terrifying Than 'Lord Of The Flies'

You know how reality TV in general is condescending and exploitative, to its audiences and participants both? Well CBS' new reality show Kid Nation — think Lord of the Flies without Simon plotting to kill and without Piggy tumbling to his death — is all these things but worse. Because, naturally, it involves children.… » 9/20/07 2:00pm 9/20/07 2:00pm