I don’t know what you’re talking about…
The overwhelming length (and girth) of my attention span is the stuff of legends. cough
And I don’t have anything resembling an addictive personality. My perpetual returns to this board are purely academic. more coughing
Something that bugs me about the show is how they got the footage of the kids at home, allegedly prior to going to Sage Walk (or at least that is how that footage is presented).
There are a few possibilites I keep kicking around, but only the first one seems to fit the context of all of the footage I’ve seen:
1 - All of the footage was taped after completion of Sage Walk, and the kids are asked to act like their old selves for dramatic effect. This seems like the most plausible option, but also makes the least amount of sense if the kids’ best interests are a priority. “You’ve just spent 3 months getting your act together. Now pretend that didn’t happen and go back to your old tricks. Come on! It’s for the ratings! You want people to watch the show, don’t you?”
2 - Without knowing anything about where their parents will soon be sending them, the kids are individually asked to allow a camera crew to follow them and their families around and/or interview them, perhaps under the guise of being some teen documentary.
3 - Cameras were provided to the family and some of the footage is just basically disfunctional home-videos.
I’m making the assumption that none of the teens knew where they were going or what they were going to experience prior to intake at Sage Walk. Those scenes seemed authentic to me. But the more I think about how those home scenes were captured, the more it bugs me.