Note, I have read no one else's thoughts whatever on the actual premiere, so if I'm alone in this thought, oh well.
I saw a long trailer for this awhile back and thought that the show looked intriguing and quite charming, inspirational, etc. And then all of the commercials starting airing on CBS and highlighted the kids crying, upset, fighting, etc. and it just looked horrible. Still I held onto that first trailer I saw and watched the show and I'm so glad that I did. I loved this.
Kids say what they mean; you know what you get. They're real, they're honest and seeing this group of kids (who totally did have adults nearby regardless of the "No adults" slogan) work together, encourage one another, compete so healthily was absolutely wonderful. I was moved, I nearly cried, I grinned, I laughed, I thought this was wonderful and I truly hope that subsequent episodes are good.
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Will the kids succeed? I think they will. I was VERY impressed with the fact that they were so HAPPY about the porta-potties being picked over the TV. Kids are smart and I love that this show is showing that so clearly. I also like that while this is reality tv and all reality TV is scripted, if only by the editors, really, I find it hard to believe that this isn't more real than most reality tv because these are kids and that saying, "kids say the darndest things" is a well-known saying for a reason. There's no subterfuge; they're just there to do this.
I really, really liked this. A LOT.