RTE viewers had a huge response to new TV show Raised By The Village.
The show follows children who are from urban environments as they embark on an experience living in a small rural community.
The show evoked a mixed, but emotional response from TV viewers.
Mother “she has no boundaries I don’t know what to do with her”
She has a sunbed in her room. Don’t think you’ve given her boundaries if I’m honest #raisedbythevillage
— Cormac Mc (@cormac_mcgee) October 20, 2019
Many applauded the show for it’s raw portrayal of parenting.
Other’s criticized it, claiming that it showed a stereotypical and negative picture of children from urban areas.
“You might not always get your way but you will always be heard” … wise words #raisedbythevillage
— Elaine Walsh (@mabaker_moz) October 20, 2019
Last night’s episode saw 13-year-olds Melita from Tallaght and Jamie Lee from Clondalkin move to Clonaslee, Co Laois.
The children spent their time in the village learning the basics of agriculture and assisting the local gardai.
Jamie in particular was praised by viewers for his openness and genuine nature, as well as his willingness to participate in the show’s challenges.
— Ⓐⓝⓞⓝⓨⓜⓐⓤ⑤_Ⓓⓤⓑ (@Anonymau5_Dub) October 20, 2019
Raised by the village had me in tears
— Hazel Fleming (@_HazelF7_) October 20, 2019
First time watching Raised by the village on Rte, inspirational. Peoples environment plays a crucial role in their upbringing. @rte Brilliant show . brought a tear to my eye.
— The long walk home☘️🥀 (@WaterfordANDme) October 20, 2019
Raised By The Village on RTE is built on the false assumption that Urban Working Class Communities don’t have the resilience or resources to sort personal issues out. It repeats the long standing trope of Anti Urbanism in Ireland which assumes rural is better/safer than urban.
— Eoin Devereux (@ProfDevereux) October 6, 2019
— Kenny Gaughan (@manwith3buttock) October 20, 2019
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