Thursday, 18 July 2013

Kids, Teens and Youtubers react

Another new show that I'm loving (I really do spoil you don't I) is a YouTube sensation called Kids React.

If you're old enough to remember, think of It'll Be Alright On The Night where kids were interviewed watching videos and saying what they thought was happening. This is basically the same idea, but with updated issues. The children watch videos about the Harlem Shake, The Beatles, Honey Boo Boo and even touch on racism. The children have some really grown up ideas and tend to make a lot of sense, but with a few child-like quirks.

If you want to see something similar but a bit more pithy and in-depth, Teens React is exactly the same premise but the subjects tend to be a little more adult. The teens tend to have some very intelligent responses. It is a little disheartening that some of them state that they don't ever read out of school-time though. They look at topics like the Newtown Shootings but also lots of a silly Viral Videos. They do tend to get to the heart of the matter and come out looking intelligent.

Some commenters have stated that these children inspire them with hope for the next generation. Although it is a great show and the children do make good points, remember that these children have been chosen for a reason. They only portray a very small demographic of American children, and all seem to be fairly well-spoken and liberal. It is reassuring to know that there are children in America that already make a lot of sense though - someone's gotta lead the country, right?

If you can't stand kids, there are some variations involving YouTubers, and Elders.

 What do you think of these shows?

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