The CW has ordered a new reality show inspired by The Hunger Games, called The Hunt.
In “The Hunt,” 12
tributesteams of two are dropped into the wilderness without food, water or shelter. They must compete in a game where they’ll rely on their physicality, survival skills and hunting skills to endure the harsh conditions and kill“capture” one another.
While this is a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the mass success of The Hunger Games, in the footsteps of shows like The Vampire Diaries after Twilight, it also paints a very disturbing picture of what entertainment has begun to mean.
Suzanne Collins‘s story has an intricate message, a kind of warning against the post-apocalyptic dictatorial regimes that glossed over the reality and presented entertainment to cover up the real motives, as mentioned by President Snow in the movie, “Have you been out there? 10, 11, 12? I have. Lots of under dogs, lots of coal too; they grow crops, minerals, things we need.”
We already have shows like Survivor, Fear Factor and the likes so on the surface, it does seem thinking too deep into a harmless concept of the reality show, but the exact problem with this idea isn’t that nobody will get hurt because they’re not killing, but the fact that it’s being presented as ‘entertainment’.
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