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Playing off the wild success of The Hunger Games, it was announced today that American television network The CW ordered a new reality show pitting contestants against each other to capture one another.

The Hunt is a month-long competition pitting twelve teams of two against one another in an arena without food, shelter, or water. There’s no killing, obviously. The teams must capture each other.

While this sounds like a neat idea, the missing risk of death isn’t our only main issue. How is the competition going to last a month? In theory the teams should be able to capture each other within a week realistically. A month sounds like a very long time.

This show, like most reality programs, already sounds like it’s going to be heavily planned out. Nonetheless, we’ll give it a shot because it has the vibes of a new spin on CBS’ wildly popular Survivor.

The CW could totally play into The Hunger Games if they wanted to. They could have a crowd of people always partying and watching via televisions placed elsewhere. They could have a President ruling over the contestants. They could have an introduction ceremony made up of lots of fanfare and people on fire. Hey, why not?

Will you watch this ‘Hunger Games’ style reality show?

Meanwhile, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently being shot in Hawaii and will open November 22, 2013.

  • Kaitlyn Tucker

    Yes I Will It Sounds Really Cool! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Shaftsword Shaft Almasy

    There’s no killing? And you lost me :)

  • Jess

    They took the message of the books, flip it over and made it reality. Shameful and cheap.

    • http://twitter.com/potterfan92 Raina

      agreed

      • Tucker Conley

        Why not give a try, it could be really cool.

        • Crazy-Eight23

          Wait. So you’re telling me after all the interviews of the cast saying that the world is heading the direction of televised games like the book, where they fight to the death, and how sick it is….They’re STILL making this show. Number one, it’s cheap how they have to cling to this. Number two, when it turns out the world does NOT end in December, all of us younger than 21 are going in the games.

          P.S> I said 21 because America is all about equal opportunity, and 21 year old’s deserve to die in a televised game too. Hail to the People.

  • Jackie

    I think it’s funny that when the hunger games came out everyone was making comparisons to how this could actually happen in our future and let’s hope that it never comes to that…..well, looks like we’re coming to that. (obviously, no killing, but still. It’s a step in that direction.)

    • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

      quite a disturbingly big step when you think about it

  • WhatTheGrace

    This piece of news is very disturbing to me.What has the planet freaking come to!

    • Daughter of Eve

      A very specific part of the planet is doing this, not the whole of it.

      • Elletnah

        And a very specific part of the planet was doing it in the books/movies.

        • Allie

          And it incidentally was the same part of the planet…

      • WhatTheGrace

        I know, but it’s sad to me that those specific people are going to be airing this show as a means of ‘entertainment’.

  • Sarah

    THE POINT OF THE BOOKS IS TO POINT OUT HOW HORRIBLE THIS IS! We watch teams “capture” each other for enjoyment? We ARE the Capitol.

  • http://twitter.com/potterfan92 Raina

    Yeah this show will not be a hit. Its to similar to Survivor. CW is not known for reality shows anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    Mantracker meets Hunger Games

  • http://twitter.com/Miss_Y_Turner Yasemin Turner

    what the actual hell? have they gone completely insane? we definitely are like the Capitol then!

  • kitster_kosh

    This is disgusting. I’m never watching it–mark my words. I basically haven’t been able to watch any reality t.v. show competitions since I read The Hunger Games years ago. I almost feel like we should revolt against it. Anyone else with me?

    Sure, they aren’t killing each other, but it’s one step closer to it. I could see it happening slowly–why not use prisoners on death row first? Let them fight if they’re going to die anyway, and the winner can live. From that we’ll go to volunteers with lots of money and everything for the victor. From that we’ll go to a reaping. And then to kids.

    I usually don’t get in people’s face–in fact, I never do, but I’m thinking of writing a letter to them. Anyone else interested in taking a stand?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      I’m with you! *three-finger salute*

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      By the way, I am dead serious about taking a stand with you. I feel like the youth has more sense than those TV executives who just produce shows for ratings. We need to take a stand and nip this thing in the bud right now because if we (the fans who actually understood the message in the books) don’t do it, No one will.

      • kitster_kosh

        I’m writing a letter-to-the editor for my local newspaper about it. I wonder if we could find a legitimate CW email somewhere.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

          You know after what happened today with the Connecticut tragedy, it really puts things in persceptive. ‘Kids getting killed’.
          This just sickens me.

    • charlton

      To be honest I used to watch 2. The Mole (not on any more) and Top Shot (still on).Otherwise I agree with you.

  • Maddy323

    At first I thought this was SO wrong and totally against the message of the Hunger Games like most people are saying… but when you really think about it, there are two things completely wrong about the Hunger Games in the books: people are thrown in the arena against their will as a punishment, and people are killed. In the TV show, people are choosing to be apart of this, and no one is dying. It is simply a show where you try and see if you’re talented at survival. So, while I wouldn’t personally watch it, I don’t think its terribly wrong.

    • kitster_kosh

      I respect your opinion, but personally disagree. To me, the problem is not only that it resembles the Hunger Games, but that this is what our society views as entertainment.

      • maddy323

        First off, thank you for being so respectful about your reply. Much appreciated. But, just continuing to muse over this, I must say that even though this show is the most blatant parallel to hunger games, so many popular forms of storytelling in our society resemble the hunger games at its core. Why do people find the Holocaust so interesting? Why do people watch the Walking Dead? Why is Lord of the Flies such a classic novel? People find it intriguing to see the human condition in a barren enviroment. Its not just entertaining, its informative. To see people in an arena with nothing but themselves to survive, its interesting/entertaining to see how they act and who people really are, as it helps us identify what we would and wouldn’t want ourselves to be in that kind of situation. So, while I can see how it may seem initally wrong for people to view a show like the Hunger Games (with no death or forced participation) as weird entertainment, that type of entertainment is all over the place. It simply helps of see who we are.

        But of course, I respect your opinion and can definitely understand where you’re coming from. Its just an interesting idea to think over.

        • kitster_kosh

          Yeah, I can understand that too. Good points. I’ve been thinking about it more also. I guess to me, I feel like historical stuff (like the Holocaust) and actual fictional stuff (the Walking Dead) is fine because you are right, we do (and should) learn from it. And it is intriguing. It doesn’t bother me if it’s historical, fictional, or educational, but reality t.v. like this bothers me because it’s not historical, it’s not exactly fiction (these are real people who are really–although of course some is scripted–going through these things), and it wasn’t made to be educational, and I doubt it was made to teach anything thematically. Sure, people may learn from it, get something out of it, but I feel like it’s mainly for entertainment. You are educated enough that you probably would get something out of it anyway, but I think the general audience isn’t watching it with that in mind.

          I mean, I’m fine with all the examples you gave, but when situations in those examples cross into the genre of reality t.v.–and people are really suffering hunger and the elements to win cash and other people are watching that– then I feel like it’s moving toward becoming more of just a mere game than a something with real significant purpose and value.

          But yeah, I’m not arguing, it’s just an interesting discussion, you know?

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    *bangs head against wall with no sign of stopping* Are we sure this whole…end of the world thing can’t be moved up to today or something?

  • Sophia

    as cruel as this sounds, it sounds very interesting…i just don’t want to be like the capitol, because to be honest with you, although it’s not like the people going into this are doing it against their own will, but it sounds like they probably wouldn’t really KNOW what they’re getting into until they’re curled up in a ball on a beach, malnourished, dehydrated and dying…

  • Em J

    This sounds like a mix of I’m a celebrity get me out of here plus a game of tag!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1128995453 Lauren Spellman

    This is creepy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.r.bailey Richard Bailey

    I feel as if had no one read The Hunger Games and this had happened, it would be perfectly acceptable. I, personally, am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudioCatino CCMASTER_01

    I have no idea why people here are upset. This is nothing like the Hunger Games. And it sounds really boring, how exactly are they supposed to go a month without food and water?

    • katnissfan

      They will have to use the resources to survive, like either hunting in the forest, or gathering berries and such.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai

      It’s poorly worded. I think it means they’ll be *placed* in the arena without food and water. Not that the arena won’t have any food and water.

  • Julia

    Look who missed the point of the books…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

    Sorry but this is just wrong. And I’m really disturbed that people are eager to watch it.
    What has our society come to?
    If you really were interested in watching people survive without food shelter and water then all you need to is step out of your house and see the thrones of homeless people on the street. This so called ‘reality show’ is happening in real life, and if you had a heart you would go out and help them, NOT watch them on TV.

  • http://profiles.google.com/viandang Veevee .

    oh god don’t base yourself from the hunger games to make a reality show YOU’RE MISSING THE POINT

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    WTF? Did they understand the messages in the books? Did they even read them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmarvin05 Dominique Marvin

    I hope you guys have such strong opinions about Survivor, and other reality shows (Fear Factor ring any bells?)
    Just because this show will be new doesn’t mean we haven’t been heading in it’s direction all along, so no point in getting angry just because a book pointed that fact out. Tell the people creating the shows how you feel instead. May make more of an impact

  • bethanny23

    Id really like to know the thought process behind the producers of this show. It really disturbs me that someone thought it was a good idea to base a show off of a ‘game’ in a book that was about forcing kids to murder other kids basically for the entertainment of their society. Yes, they are only going to be ‘capturing’ the other teams and not killing, but how quickly will that escalate into something more. Did they not even bother to read the books? The message is pretty clear. And its pretty bad when I can actually see our society turning into some form of that someday.

  • Elletnah

    Thats not HG inspired, its a little games called Man Hunt I used to play with my family and friends when I was younger. You capture each other and team up, last person standing wins.
    Not that big of a stretch really, okay maybe a little like HG, but reminds me more of that long ago game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1839141121 Kevin Seurs

    I’ve always been against reality tv, but this is completely insane! I don’t like dating shows and stuff like that because they don’t interest me, but this goes far beyond that. This is exactly what Suzanne Collins was trying to condemn in her books. People are becoming the Capitol.

  • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

    well they missed the message….

  • mtlss

    Lame.

  • Sabrina

    Why are so many people against this? Its just like the game manhunt or cops and robbers…..

  • GinnyWeasley002

    4 and 5…OHMYGOSH, yes!

    • GinnyWeasley002

      OH, whoops. Wrong article. Don’t know how that happened. Sorry!

  • http://twitter.com/Mreadingcrazii Megan Buchner

    Nothing about the description makes sense to me. At least in the Hunger Games they had a chance to get food, weapons, and other items to help them survive. I probably won’t watch it, the CW doesn’t have the greatest original shows anyway,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002787181876 Abbie Hunter

    I need to watch this!

    • http://www.facebook.com/veronica.alaimo1 Veronica Alaimo

      I must watch this too me and my friends are getting together to watch this

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Hernandez/539018211 Diego Hernandez

    i only plan to watch the pilot and thats it

  • Anna

    *facepalm* I don’t think I need to say anything more

  • Rachael McKee

    This is absolutely horrible. Eventually there will be a real-life Hunger Games!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Liam I exist

    The CW needs to just go away

  • neves

    this shows how lost we are. Suzanne Collins made this triology as a metaphor of our reallistic society, for example those voyer realiy shows that every people watches and enjoy is the ”real-life” version of The Hunger Games. I think the point of the books (not just) was to prevent and make people realize that REALITY SHOWS ARE STUPID and now they’re going to make a ”real-life Hunger Games”!

  • Ryan

    Hmm, where do I sign up? :D

  • HungerGamesFan

    I LOL’d at ALL of the comments on this thread, bashing the new show. I think everyone needs to pipe the F’k down and take a chill pill. STOP being so dramatic. Reality Shows have been around for years, as long as The Real World has been around. As sick and twisted the idea of “hunger games” really is… it’ll NEVER happen. No one in their right mind would let it happen. IF you loved the books and LOVED the movie, then I”m sure you’ll LOVE the show for the very same reasons. It’s about individuals, overcoming adversity in the heat of competition.

    I’m sure the teams they select for this show, will be compelling, inspiring and strong competitors who have a lot at stake for winning the grand prize.

    NO ONE IS DYING on this show. It sounds more like SURVIVOR than Hunger Games. I think Hunger Games audiences will be pleasantly surprised by this show.

    I personally LOVE the Hunger Games for what the book is about… BUT A BOOK is NOT REALITY and this REALITY SHOW is sheer entertainment that I’m sure will have big characters and compelling back stories that will make audiences root for someone, hate on some and LOVE the rest.

    Can we all just chill out, give it a chance and enjoy it for what it is?

    Good lord.

    That’s all.

  • HungerGamesFan

    I just want to say one more thing. If you love SURVIVOR or THE AMAZING RACE. Then I’m sure you’ll love this. It sounds like the love child of both but the “Hunger Games” element is just eliminating teams by out witting and out surviving to stay ahead of the game. It sounds interesting and I think they market it as “hunger games” so hunger game audiences will be intrigued. STOP BEING SO DAMN DRAMATIC!!!! Lol.

    It’s a competition show. NO ONE IS DYING. THERE WILL NEVER BE A SHOW LIKE THE ACTUAL HUNGER GAMES (NO ONE WILL LET THAT HAPPEN).

    SO STOP BEING SO DAMN DRAMATIC

  • Saw it

    The show is being filmed next to shaver lake outside of Fresno.

    • Jacob

      oh my gosh, really? how do you know?

      i can’t wait for this show!

  • Anonymous

    SO. Everyone is convinced this is a very big very wrong decision. YOU ALL say they haven’t read the Hunger Games Books, to even consider making a show about it. Even Suzanne Collins toned down the murderous characters and replacing them with innocent children. Seems more like a self righteous test if you metaphorically even consider the actions taken. Reality TV shows are in the dumps, and dumpy television creators need something to cling to. I can really see this turning our culture into a downward spiral. Remember this though what was the Hunger Games trilogy all aiming towards? Overthrowing the Capitol, we won’t let this get out of hand.

    • Jacob

      Hmm… A little drastic, don’t ya think? “we won’t let this get out of hand”… – Has anyone not researched this show? Everything I’ve read says it was INSPIRED by Hunger Games, which means there may be elements similar to it but it’s NOT actually The Hunger Games. It’s a REALITY TV SHOW (which might I add, Reality TV has been popular for YEARS). Also, not ALL Reality TV is DUMPY. Many reality shows have won Awards through out the years… So I don’t think that constitutes ALL reality television being dumpy.

      None of us have even seen this show to begin forming opinions on it. Lets all just look forward to a new and possibly exciting show! It’s even listed in the Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Summer Shows. Now THAT must constitute as SOMETHING… am I right?

      Cheers!

  • shaun

    I think the fact that people are outraged by this is quite ridiculous. Yes, the point of the hunger games was against a suppressive government that forced people to kill each other. This is nothing like that! this is a SHOW where people volunteer, and nobody is actually killed. No one can be so ignorant as to think “this is where it starts.” NO! no one would watch a real hunger games in today’s society. This is just capitalizing on a very popular novel and movie series. I can’t wait to watch it. IDIOTS that get offended by this crap. don’t be so oversensitive. Everyone will walk away alive and its a TV show. Get over it and don’t be hypersensitive. RIDICULOUS!

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